Quantum Break uses 9-camera facial capture, Remedy striving for new levels of realism

By Dave Cook
25 November 2013 11:22 GMT

Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment has licensed the use of DI4D facial performance capture software. Developer by Scottish company Dimensional Imaging, the tech records facial movements and acting performances using a series of nine cameras at once.

It follows confirmation that Quantum Break will see gamers playing as the villain from time to time.

There’s also this four-second gameplay clip that seems to have got a lot of people very excited.

Now, in a press release issued by Dimensional Imaging, the company explained, “DI4D is able to derive super high definition facial motion capture from an array of nine standard video cameras, without using markers, makeup or special illumination. Remedy will use DI4D™ software to process facial performance capture in Quantum Break.”

It makes sense, seeing as Quantum Break will run tandem to its live action TV series. It will enable greater parity between the actors in the show and their digital counterparts.

In an attached statement, Remedy creative director Sam Lake said, “Quantum Break is a hugely ambitious project that combines action and narrative components in a unique way to bring the characters to life. The only way to achieve the high quality of performance was to create highly realistic digital doubles of talented actors. By using Dimensional Imaging’s DI4D facial performance-capture solution combined with Remedy’s Northlight storytelling technology we can ensure that every nuance of the actors’ performances are captured on screen.”

Colin Urquhart, CEO of Dimensional Imaging added, “We are delighted that Remedy are planning to use the DI4D system for even more facial performance capture in Quantum Break. This provides further evidence that our DI4D solution not only delivers the enhanced quality of facial performance capture required for ambitious next generation games, but that it also provides an efficient production ready pipeline. We can’t wait to see more awesome animation like Remedy showcased in their Quantum Break E3 trailer!”

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