“Meet Mike: Epic Avatars” by Seymour, Evans and Libreri

  • ©Mike Seymour, Christopher (Chris) Evans, and Kim Libreri


Entry Number: 12


    Meet Mike: Epic Avatars



    Meet Mike uses the latest techniques in advanced motion capture to drive complex facial rigs to enable detailed interaction in VR. This allows participants to meet, talk in VR and experience new levels of photorealistic interaction. The installation uses new advances in real time rigs, skin shaders, facial capture, deep learning and real-time rendering in UE4.


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    4. M. Seymour. 2016. EPIC win: previs to final in five minutes | fxguide. https://www.fxguide.com/featured/epic-win-previs-to-final-in-five-minutes/. (2016).

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