files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Image Metrics
Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will lead a workshop and presentation on its award-winning facial animation technology Faceware 3.0 at CTN Animation Expo 2011.
Title: "Faceware: Creating an Immersive Experience through Facial Animation"
Demos & Workshop:
Image Metrics will host two demonstrations and a workshop on Faceware 3.0, where attendees will discover how facial animation technologies create and deliver an immersive experience in film, video games, TV and other digital media. Attendees will learn about the different aspects in creating an enhanced viewer experience, including motion capture, facial expressions, etc., and will deep-dive into various areas of facial animation including: character setup, posing a character using Auto-Pose and Shared-Pose, re-targeting, the Pruning Suite for animation curve clean-up.
Jay Grenier has been working as a technical artist in the visual arts industry for almost 10 years, and has video game credits that include helping design and shape the facial animation and rigging pipelines for Crytek's Crysis 2, 2K Sports' NBA 2K10 / 2K11, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series, and the 2010 "Game of the Year," Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption.
Dates & Times:
Demo - Friday, November 18 at 3 p.m. PST
Demo - Saturday, November 19 at 6 p.m. PST
Workshop - Sunday, November 20 at 12 p.m. PST
Burbank Marriott Hotel
2500 Hollywood Way
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