Apple buys movement-seize firm that labored on 'Star Wars'
Apple’s newest startup pickup is Faceshift, an organization that makes a speciality of facial movement seize — typically doing it with none want for bodily “markers” on the mannequin’s face. Cupertino confirmed the deal to Techcrunch, which additionally found that a number of Faceshift staff are already working for Apple in Europe. Whereas plenty of Faceshift’s technical demos have targeted on actual-time animation based mostly on digital camera-based mostly movement seize, it additionally works on enhancing facial CGI animation in films and different media. (That is the place the Star Wars connection is available in.) It’s kind of of a attain to determine precisely how the startup’s work will dovetail into Apple’s machinations for the longer term — however at the very least it is one thing a bit extra fascinating than one other map firm.
Tags: apple avatar tradition leisure facecapture faceshift facialcapture gear motioncapture startup