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Do not forget animating believeable human faces is still by far the most challenging task in cg. Making stills of them is possible now but as soon as they move it gets incredibly difficult. I guess to bring it to the highest Level would simply have exploded the budget and time frame for such a show.

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  • Agreed, the human face and its expression is something we know so well, that its interpretation is inherent within the species: meaning, the viewer can't be fooled. Just 2 frames off and the animation is rendered immediately fake. I'm certain  mocap was used in the series for both body and face animation, but miniscule differences between sculpted morphs and the actual facial morphs can account for fakeness.

     

    The animation I liked best was the "Beyond the Aquila Rift" episode. My props to the animators and the studio that produced that (I'm green with envy!)

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    On 4/3/2019 at 8:45 PM, adamfilip said:

    I thought the series was great. but even though the photorealism was good. I was expecting better to be honest. I would have thought by now.. making totally lifelike characters would be easier and closert to reality.. also I wish they had less nudity to be honest. I would love to show these to my kids, but with the nudity, sex, language and ofcourse crazy violence i cant, atleast for now

    I also thought that initially, but then remembered it would be mostly a budget thing. If Star Wars, and all their vast pots of cash can't entirely get us out of uncanny valley with Leia and Grandma Toffkin, then these guys had no chance ! :)

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  • So true....was quite shocked (in disappointment) when I first saw poor Peter Cushing's 3D resurrection in Rogue One.  Terrible terrible facial animation...thank God the Governor Tarkin is a man of few words.:geek:

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