Netflix SW series on the way!!!

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by GreenDragonKnight, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. jefferiestubes8

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    The tech has finally come into maturation. This video this week shows what is possible.

    Reflections Real-Time Ray Tracing Demo | Project Spotlight | Unreal Engine

    I think this is what Lucasfilm and Disney have been waiting for. The CGI Model assets can be shared for the feature films, videogames, this TV series, any animated TV series (but when it's possible to have this quality in 4k why bother with animation?), and VR games.

    via
    https://www.roadtovr.com/gdc-2018-w...time-ray-tracing-demo-unreal-engine-stunning/
    &
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/22/17150858/unreal-engine-star-wars-ray-tracing-epic-games-gdc-2018
     
  2. Reverend

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    Being able to do a realtime raytrace render of three characters in an elevator is a loooooooooooong way from replacing feature, or even tv length pre-rendered animation. For starters none of these characters have faces, much less lips to synch, or indeed any surface that isn't metal or plastic.
    Clearly this is an interesting development, but it's still just a tech demo.
     
  3. jaime

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    There’s another video doing the rounds showing it playing a mo cap performance live into a cgi character (borderline photoreal Human one at that...like almost Rogue One Tarkin) so...it is pretty much possible, but the final quality may not be quite what people want.
     
  4. jefferiestubes8

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    Perhaps this is the video you are talking about.
    Siren Behind The Scenes | Project Spotlight | Unreal Engine

    end result

    It shows how CG characters can happen in real-time from motion-capture now. Again as I mentioned above. Once created CGI model assets can be shared among Lucasfilm's Star Wars movies, TV series, VR immersive experiences, video games, VR-based videogames.
    also

    http://www.cgw.com/Press-Center/Web...es-Introduces-Lifelike-Real-Time-Charact.aspx
     
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  5. B.J.

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    ^ That still has one foot firmly in the uncanny valley. Although if I hadn't known it was CG from the start, I might not known exactly why it felt a bit "off".
     
  6. Butters

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    It’s the mouth. It’s wrong,
     
  7. marillion

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    QFT... As soon as I noticed that, I was taken completely out of the rest of it. The mouth doesn't close naturally
     
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  8. Butters

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    Andy Serkis, in that last video. He and I have lived on the same street.

    I’ve waited a long time to share that.