SAN FRANCISCO — At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), leading facial capture companies Technoprops Inc. and Dimensional Imaging Ltd (DI4D) have announced a new collaboration. Technoprops (www.technoprops.com) has unveiled a new stereo 2K helmet-mounted camera (HMC) system that is compatible with DI4D’s (di4d.com) high-fidelity facial performance capture software.
“We are super excited to be working with DI4D,” says Glenn Derry, founder of Technoprops. “We believe that the combination of DI4D’s high fidelity facial performance capture software and our production proven and talent friendly facial capture hardware gives the entertainment industry exactly what it is demanding.
“Our latest lightweight stereo 2K helmet mounted camera system has been designed specifically to be compatible with the DI4D post processing solution. We have already shot a couple of projects together, with several more in the pipeline, and the results look amazing.”
Technoprops movie and games credits include, Avatar, Warcraft, Avengers - Age of Ultron, Disney’s The Jungle Book, and Halo 4. Recent projects that have used DI4D’s solution include Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege White Masks trailer featuring Angela Bassett, the Mafia III worldwide reveal trailer, and Quantum Break, the highly anticipated video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft. The collaboration between Technoprops and DI4D will enable customers of both companies to bring even more true-to-life and ground-breaking facial animation to their future movie, video game and VFX projects.
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Glenn and Technoprops,” adds Colin Urquhart, founder and CEO of Dimensional Imaging. “Technoprops is unarguably the world-leading provider of head mounted facial capture systems and has a movie and video game credit list that is second to none. We are extremely excited to show the industry how the combination of Technoprops hardware and DI4D software can deliver facial performance capture at a level of fidelity and robustness way beyond what has been previously possible.”