Our calendars are marked for the November 17 release of Star Wars Battlefront II and we’re anxiously counting down the days! Working with EA on this epic saga has been extraordinary. It’s always such a thrill to see our products in action, and this behind-the-scenes provides a spectacular look at the technology and talent of so many.
XDS 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
Peter Busch (Faceware), Greg Wellwood (The Capture Lab), Marla Rausch (Animation Vertigo) & Sam Mynott (The Capture Lab): Tech Innovation Rapid Fire: EA & Faceware – Automating Facial AnimationThe talk will serve to celebrate and examine the collaboration between EA and Faceware Technologies in establishing a high-end facial animation pipeline through demonstrations of real-world examples. Discussion points will be on the identification of the pipeline and known production challenges, and the eventual migration of every facet involved in the pipeline including motion capture, performance capture, rigging, batch-automation, and the inclusion of one of their key third-party outsource studios, Animation Vertigo. The talk will illustrate how EA’s automation-wrapper increases throughput dramatically to meet the demands of their many ongoing productions.