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    GDC 2013: Activision demo their next-gen face tech


    There’s been much speculation about what the next generation of video games will bring, but already a pattern is emerging: old men. It seems the technological arms race of future game engines is being waged over the wrinkled battlefields of translucent, withered skin. David Cage came out strong with his old man, all thin lips and flowing white hair. Nvidia’s old man wasn’t that old at all. They are clearly falling behind the times.
    But wait, who’s this emerging from a hitherto unnoticed patch of liver spots? It’s Activision’s R&D department, who demoed their old man at GDC. And some younger men and women, just for old times’ sake.



    Wait isn’t that the same Not Old Man from the Nvidia demo? Activision explain on the video’s YouTube page: “Yes, this is the same source data from ICT used by Nvidia at GTC, but rendered using a completely different tech.”
    According to a post by Activision R&D’s Jorge Jimenez, this is the result of “many years of work in photorealistic characters.” Supposedly, the tech was demoed live at GDC on a two-year old laptop.











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    Faces are all the rage at the moment

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    I especially like how they captured the female face... The male one still has a few flaws...

    The eyes are still not right and the mouth is not exact and the movement of the eyelids are wrong
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    Very impressive tech. The female with the beret is cool too......wearing it wrong but it looks cool though. Shame on you Activision...lol

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    And yet that's all that's being rendered. It's also running on a GeForce GTX 680 though I'm not sure how that compares with the PS4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fijiandoce View Post
    ACTIVISION HAS AN R&D DEPARTMENT!!!
    They don't use it much but yes its there

    The faces look nice. That girl has some pretty bushy eyebrows don't ya think?

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    IMHO, Very impressive tech.
    We will be seeing some incredible things in future.
    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    The eyes are still not right and the mouth is not exact and the movement of the eyelids are wrong
    Eyes are quite hard, been thinking if using PRT to get proper subsurface scattered caustics would be feasible..
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