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    Is she better than Beowulf?

    That is the question being debated at the end of this article

    Video: Lifelike animation heralds new era for computer games - Times Online

    about an amazingly lifelike animation technique (they show a vid of the woman).

    I haven't see Beowulf - so I can't compare but it does seem one more step on the way to Westworld.


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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Definitely.

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    I thought you meant Beowulf from the forum...

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Quote Originally Posted by CheesyRobMan View Post
    I thought you meant Beowulf from the forum...
    So did I! And I wondered if I was the She in question

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    As I'm only an 8-Bit simulation* it's probably taken for granted she's better than me.

    *The Matrix ran out of storage space and processing capacity.

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twirly View Post
    So did I! And I wondered if I was the She in question
    In which case.... are you?

    (no - there was no particular reason for that smilie - I just wanted to use it)

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Quote Originally Posted by straycat View Post
    In which case.... are you?

    Oooh MUCH BETTER

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    That is the question being debated at the end of this article

    Video: Lifelike animation heralds new era for computer games - Times Online

    about an amazingly lifelike animation technique (they show a vid of the woman).

    I haven't see Beowulf - so I can't compare but it does seem one more step on the way to Westworld.

    I haven't seen Beowulf either – doesn't it use real actors? – but the video does look good.

    It's mostly across the uncanny valley, but not quite. Is this the end of the road for movie actors?
    Let your mind go and your body will follow. Steve Martin, LA Story

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Not that they care what I think, but for me the only unrealistic thing about it was the lips - they didn't change shape enough when she spoke.

    Still, it's kinda creepy what they can do now with this kind of technology. Just think, if they get it right, they could use this to provide video evidence to 'prove' someone had been somewhere, done something, committed a crime, and we wouldn't be any the wiser. Possibly not technology that should be made accessible to any overly controlling government...

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    Re: Is she better than Beowulf?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    That is the question being debated at the end of this article

    Video: Lifelike animation heralds new era for computer games - Times Online

    about an amazingly lifelike animation technique (they show a vid of the woman).

    I haven't see Beowulf - so I can't compare but it does seem one more step on the way to Westworld.

    So essentially it's only the face that's been animated? If so the animation is better than the movie "Beowulf" (yes, I saw... in 3D with the groovy glasses). Difference being, though, that the entire of the person in Beowulf was animated.
    I agree that it's about making the eyes believeable.

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