Sunday, July 1st, 2018 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: DI4D’s facial performance capture reel

Motion-capture firm Dimensional Imaging (DI4D) has come a long way since its early days as medical imaging specialist, as its eye-catching new customer reel reveals.

The firm’s markerless facial capture tech – it’s based on photogrammetry and optical flow tracking, and requires no markers or UV make-up – has been used on some of the biggest recent games and movies.

The highest-profile project is undoubtedly MPC’s work on Rachael from the VFX Oscar-winning Blade Runner 2049, but the majority of the work on show here is from games.

That includes Blur Studio’s striking cinematics for Far Cry 5 and Halo Wars 2, but also Remedy Entertainment’s in-game recreations of actors Shawn Ashmore and Aiden Gillen from Quantum Break.

There’s also a digital recreation of another very identifiable real-world star, in the shape of Method Studios’ robotic version of Justin Timberlake, created for the promo for ‘Filthy’.

Read more about DI4D’s facial performance capture technology on the firm’s website