View Full Version : "Meet Emily" video on youtube (amazing!)

07-30-2010, 07:53 AM
has any one seen the "Meet Emily - Image Metrics Tech Demo" video on youtube?
well i was amazed it turns out that the woman in the video is a 3D model, but it looks 100% real
-here is the Emily video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLiX5d3rC6o
-and this is the video that shows you how they did it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF_NFmtw89g&feature=fvw

for any one who is interested :)

07-30-2010, 09:47 AM
blast from the past there

I remember when this was doing the rounds a couple of years ago, and some people were like "why would this ever be useful?" and now we have films like tron legacy showing how stuff like this can do stuff like turn back time 30 years on an actor

07-30-2010, 12:51 PM
maybe it's just because I know it isn't real but I'm not sure I'd quite say 100% real. Very impressive but still looks a little bit too rigid. Like she's had a lot of botox (unless of course she has!)

of course only the face is CG. The hair and body is all the actress. Incidentally when I watched Beowulf the thing that for me most threw the characters back down into the so-called Uncanny valley was the hair not the faces.

I guess it's getting there though and of course the casual eye of a cinema goer is far less critical than we are! Illusion of reality and imitation of reality can be very different things in cinema