Advances In Facial Animation Will Increase Communication and Creativity

There’s way more to human communication than just words. Anytime you connect with someone face-to-face, or through a webcam with FaceTime or Skype, you are adding to the conversation layers of additional meaning and context that simply aren’t possible to convey over the phone; things like sarcasm, exaggeration and hand gestures become amplified.

In the digital world, facial animation is the amplifier of those communications, bringing gestures to life frame-by-frame to tell a bigger story. Historically, this has been a painful process, requiring artists to redraw animations 24 frames per second to painstakingly capture the full range of emotions.

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