Proprietary ‘motion scanning’ technology captures 4D data comprising video rate 3D surface scans tracked with a dense fixed topology mesh.
GLASGOW, U.K. -- Facial performance capture company DI4D is set to unveil its highest fidelity facial performance capture so far at SIGGRAPH 2017, taking place August 1-3at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
DI4D’s proprietary “motion scanning” technology captures 4D data comprising video rate 3D surface scans tracked with a dense fixed topology mesh. The DI4D solution, which does not require any markers, make-up or structured light, provides much higher fidelity facial motion capture data than alternative solutions and ensures that every nuance of an actor’s facial performance is recorded. Using a DI4D PRO system upgrading with nine 12 mega-pixel synchronised video cameras, the company has been able to capture higher fidelity 4D data than ever before.
“We always try to present something new and exciting at SIGGRAPH and this year we will certainly do that by showing the highest fidelity DI4D facial performance capture data so far,” commented DI4D CEO Dr. Colin Urquhart. “We have increased the resolution of cameras used on one of our DI4D PRO systems by a factor of four from 3 to 12 mega-pixels and we have also significantly enhanced our 4D processing and mesh tracking software. As a result we can capture much higher fidelity data and track even denser meshes than with our current DI4D PRO system. This ensures that we can record every nuance of an actor’s facial performance and satisfy the requirements of even the most demanding of movie visual effects projects.”
Urquhart adds: “We are also demonstrating the use of DI4D data in VR for the first time on our booth (#342) at SIGGRAPH this year. The level of detail of facial performance we are now able to capture really needs to be seen - or even better, experienced in VR - to be believed!”