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Image Metrics To Lead Facial Evolution in Gaming Session at Edinburgh Interactive Fest

Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will be presenting at the upcoming Edinburgh Interactive Festival.

Press Release from Image Metrics

Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will be presenting at the upcoming Edinburgh Interactive Festival. The session, led by Image Metrics director of research Dr. Mike Rogers, will focus on the role of facial animation in gaming.

Title: "The Gamers Gaze: Facial Representation and Interaction from Past, Present and Future"

Presenter: Dr. Mike Rogers is the Director of Research for Image Metrics and an experienced computer vision and machine-learning specialist. Rogers has been working in the field of performance driven facial animation for the past six years, while leading Image Metrics research into real-time avatar animation for the consumer market for the past two years.

Summary: Emotive and engaging characters are an essential part of creating an immersive gaming experience. This session will cover current state-of-the-art technology for creating and animating characters, and discuss how newly available peripherals and recent technology developments can provide unprecedented levels of interaction between the character and the gamer.

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time: 16:00 - 16:45 PM BST  

Location:The Radisson Blu Hotel80 High St, The Royal MileEH1 1THhttp://edinburghinteractive.co.uk

For more information about Image Metrics, visit: www.image-metrics.com.

About Image Metrics:Founded in 2000, Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX) is revolutionizing 3D character animation through award-winning technologies such as Faceware and PortableYou. The company provides complete solutions for the film, television, interactive entertainment and commercial markets, and its new PortableYou platform enables online consumers to produce highly personalized immersive experiences in digital media through the instant creation of customizable 3D avatars. Image Metrics is the go-to leader for facial animation technology with a client roster that includes such industry-leading companies as Activision-Blizzard, Rockstar, Microsoft, 2K Sports, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony, Bethesda, Double Negative, Motion Theory and Moving Picture Company. Image Metrics is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with its R&D center located in Manchester, UK. For more information, please visit www.Image-Metrics.com.

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