Ten24 has posted a neat video showing its new facial-capture process, which dispenses with specialised scanning hardware in favour of a ring of standard Canon DSLR cameras.
The process captures high-resolution facial geometry, complete with 4,096 x 4,096 pixel textures, in 1/10,000th of a second, generating some pretty amazing extreme facial positions.
At roughly $1,000 per camera for an 18-camera rig, the hardware cost is on a par with a professional 3D facial scanner, but more flexible, and gives greater coverage round the model.
Ten24 is also using the system for full-body capture, the results of which can be seen on its blog.
The studio’s models have been using in AAA games including Crackdown 2 and Dead Island, and can also be purchased via its online store. It released one of its male head models for free last year.