Groundbreaking Motion Capture Tech Makes L.A. Noire Shine
We've already seen some impressive motion-capture and animation technology this generation; leading titles like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Heavy Rain have been most impressive.
But we can always move forward, right? Today, Depth Analysis has announced the development of MotionScan, which is described as "a revolutionary new system poised to forever change the face of high definition 3D motion-capture and actor performances in the Video Game and Motion Picture industries." Team Bondi will be utilizing this new technology for their upcoming drama, L.A. Noire, which is slated to be published by Rockstar later this year. MotionScan manages to streamline post-production processing time, and "also promises a radical impact on the quality of performances as they expect to be able to deliver in their game and movie franchises." Said Brendan McNamara, Founder & Director of Team Bondi:
"Traditional motion capture could never bring to life the subtle nuances of the chaotic criminal underworld of ‘L.A. Noire’ in the same way as MotionScan. MotionScan allows me to immerse audiences in the most minute details of L.A. Noire’s interactive experience, where the emotional performances of the actors allow the story to unfold in a brand new way. Through this revolutionary technology, we’re able to deliver audiences a truly unique and revolutionary game."
Oliver Bao, Head of Research at Depth Analysis said they know fans expect CGI actors to provide them with "realistic performances," and they've "focused on making high fidelity performance capture of actors for games and films affordable, accessible and easy." MotionScan uses 32 High Definition cameras to capture the ultra-realistic 3D performances at up to 30 frames per second, and is capable of grabbing nearly 50 minutes of final footage and processing up to 20 minutes of facial animation automatically per day. To have this kind of technology behind L.A. Noire makes us all the more interested in Team Bondi's promising project, and we're willing to bet the visuals will be pretty damn mind-boggling.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire
3/3/2010 12:21:05 PM Ben Dutka