Epic Games shows off an amazing real-time digital human
Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. At the Games Developers Conference, Epic Games, CubicMotion, 3Lateral, Tencent, and Vicon took a big step toward creating believable digital humans today with the debut of Siren, a demo of a woman rendered in real-time using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 technology.
The crazy thing about Siren is that she comes to life using live mocap tech, powered by software from Vicon, that can make her body and finger movements be captured and live-streamed into an Unreal Engine project. The actress in the Siren demo is actress Alexa Lee, who was recorded in front of a camera with a head-mounted camera for facial expressions and a full-body tracking suit.