Avatar Kinect tech demo shows facial mesh in action

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 06:25 GMT


Kotaku has obtained a video demonstrating how Avatar Kinect models the user’s face in order to create an expressive, speaking animation.

Check it out through the break.

The brief tech demo shows Kinect’s generated 3D mesh tracking the mysterious Ron’s movements and expressions and applying them to his Xbox Avatar – apparently in real time.

Avatar Kinect was one of Microsoft’s big reveals at CES 2011; a character animation system for use with existing Avatar services as well as a the name of a new chat program allowing for webcast export.

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