Video game developers Quantic Dream have already wowed the world with their emotive, realistic characters in Heavy Rain, but this demo of their new motion capture technology, titled Kara, ups the ante even further. Here’s a quote from Gizmag via Gammasquad:
At the heart of the video though is Quantic’s new motion capture technology, that seeks to record an actor’s entire performance in one go. Even recent titles that touted their motion capture, like LA Noire, still required separate acting sessions: one for body motion and another for facial and voice acting. Having an actor pantomime their facial expressions for actions that they aren’t actually performing isn’t always going to look quite right once it’s matched to a body.
This new technology will be used for a new PS3 game sometime in the near future, and if you ask me, it’s creepy…but also extremely cool.