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Monday, January 22, 2007

IMAGE METRICS
Is the Future of Digital Animation

Image Metrics has lots of celebrities on board: f.i. Peter Gabriel, who is one of Image Metrics's prominent advisors. The company specializes in performance driven facial animation for film, tv, video games and medical applications.

Featuring:
- no equipment
- no stage
- no setup
- no markers
- no hardware
- no hassle

Facial expression is put into one mathematical equation, which then can be mapped onto any other avatar face. This way deceased movie stars like Marilyn Monroe could be revived who then actually could play in a new picture next to contemporary stars.

Sony speaks of a 20-fold productivity increase.