Paul Debevec at AnimfxNZ

November 6, 2009 | Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand

Speaker: Paul Debevec
Host: AnimfxNZ

Somewhere on the way from 2001’s Final Fantasy to 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, digital actors progressed from looking strangely synthetic to believably real. Debevec will overview some of this history and then focus on how high-resolution face scanning, advanced character rigging, and performance-driven facial animation were combined to create “Digital Emily”, a believably photorealistic digital actor.

The talk will also present ICT’s Graphics Lab’s latest 3D Teleconferencing system which uses real-time face scanning and a three-dimensional display to transmit a life-sized facial performance in real time and 3D with accurate eye contact and occlusion.