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Have you seen this animation?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just remember as you watch it, Emily is not real.
 
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I already distrust photos because of photoshop. Soon I’ll not be able to put any faith in video. Look there’s Obama confessing to be a Muslim.
 
Written By: tom scott
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Actually, I’d have been able to spot the CG in that video. There were synch issues with the lips. They’re not quite out of the uncanny valley yet.

Visually, as far as details, global illumination, hair, etc, yeah, it’s pretty darned good, but there’s something about mo-cap that still hasn’t quite crossed the threshold of perfection yet.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
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I’m with Robb. It’s close, but has artifacts.

However, if it’s this good, the day when it takes forensic analysis to tell real from fake isn’t far behind.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Yup. Close but no cigar. Also, it looked like the face was superimposed on a real head and chest. At least I saw a less artifacting on the blouse and hands. Perhaps they were just moving slower so the video compression fared better.
 
Written By: Jeff the Baptist
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But if you’d been presented with this without knowing Emily was animiated beforehand...would you have been watching as carefully for all the details you observed?

And consider, none of you are average in what you’re looking for.
 
Written By: looker
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Well, now I know where Obama came from :)
 
Written By: capt joe
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im pretty sure the face was shopped onto the actual head. I dont think raytraced lighting is that good just yet. Its perfectly imperfect :)
 
Written By: josh b
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i can’t wait for Grand Theft Auto 5
 
Written By: Ryan
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Does anybody besides me realize that humanity is in deep sh*t? With photoshop, and now this, pictures and videos will no longer be trustworthy evidence for recording objective truth. What am I supposed to tell my kids when you can’t believe anything you see anymore?
 
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
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It won’t be long until even video taken with a home camera is beyond belief
 
Written By: Robb Allen
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Hollywood actors probably have a limited shelf-life when you can just hire some geeks in Bangladesh to program up what you want.

Maybe a job in 50 years time will be coming up with made up private lives and stupid political utterances for the "movie stars."

 
Written By: Harun
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After learning a bit more about this, there’s less to the eye than it appears.

The only part that’s CG is the face, not the hair, body, arms, etc. And, the face is that of the girl it overlays, not someone different.

After seeing that, I was underwhelmed.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
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