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Date: 03/09/12 07:36 AM

35 Responses to Kara: New Development Technology

  1. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 8, 2012 at 6:19 am
    Link: Kara: New Development Technology - Full Performance Capture, the new generation of video games. Wonder when this technology will be available.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am
    Its from the creators of "Heavy Rain"
  3. Profile photo of RPossum
    RPossum Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:58 am
    Watched this yesterday on IGN. Outstanding video.
  4. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:06 am
    So it`s like Beowulf, but less realistic?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:07 am
    Can you make one that`s good looking?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:09 am
    I like the story. Seems a little unrealistic though... also a little overdone.

    I`ve seen this "robots attain sentience" thing several times now in movies and games... and it`s *never* been done right in that it plays out like it actually would in real life. It`s always flawed in that it expects sympathy from humans or that the humans don`t understand what they`ve created or that the humans themselves are impossibly reckless.

    I suppose the least terrible must have been that mediocre movie (IMO) bicentennial man. But hey, prove me wrong.

    And yes, I could tell it was running off a PS3. Dat sh*t`s old!
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    smaus Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:16 am
    I think I saw this on an episode of The Twilight Zone
  8. Profile photo of TkA
    TkA Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:21 am
    i don`t get it. whats the new technology?
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 8:22 am
    On par with todays graphics. i was hoping to see some crazy realistic rendering but i dont think anyone has ever really tapped into the full power of the Ps3.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Next she`s sold to a fat russian sadist who would be put in prison if he and his friends did what they`re about to do to a human.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Other than being dramatic and well "voice" acted, this looks like normal CG that we already get on video games.

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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:38 am
    It was a good video but the only particularly interesting thing about this technology is seen in the mouth movements when the character is speaking. This has always been a big problem in video games and most 3D videos, as opposed to films where they have a lot more time and money to produce the animations.
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:41 am
    @TkA, I think the new tech is that it wasn`t rendered.. the girl`s full facial expressions and body movements were captured and mapped exactly as the actor did them. (like avatar, not new in general, but new to gaming)...

    like this
  14. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:46 am
    i dont think anyone has ever really tapped into the full power of the Ps3
    There isn`t much power in a Ps3 to begin with.
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    TheShmoo Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:55 am
    It was all on the voice acting there. I was hooked. Robots will win the war with performances like that.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:08 am
    My robot sexmaid is going to cry to get her way? Just great. Maybe she can spend my money too.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:11 am
    That was a realtime render. Typically, cinematic quality footage is chewed on for days, and converted to a movie file that is simple displaying a bunch of images. This is computing and rendering it all as it is happening, so that would be the appearance of the game world you would be playing in. You can see that some of the framerates are a little low with the robotic arms, and also the lighting is not rendered quite as high-quality as an actual cinematic render, but it`s still impressive.

    As for the PS3 having "untapped power" the PS3 is a console running on 6 year old technology. A decent gaming PC has way more processing power than a PS3.
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    scttydsntknw Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:33 am
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    A sex bot that cries and begs for mercy? She must be a Japanese model.
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    Her mouth still looked weird when she spoke...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Thats cool... the kinect will make this happen
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    Quite impressive indeed. I just wish this didnt seem like a really long tease for an upcoming game or movie that isnt being made.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Original idea do not steal

    "The full powa of a pstrhee!"
    was realized years ago, modern developers use quite a bit of smoke and mirrors to overcome the limits of the hardware.

    Even "open world sandbox" games like gta4 was designed in such a way that you were always in a corridor and there was always an odd turn in a straight road to block your view distance, for instance.
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    PvtDeth Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    Holy Balls
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    "Sony Computer Entertainment Presents"
  26. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    The innovation is the Full Performance Capture, 65 cameras capture movement of object contemporary
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    FatNinja, the Xbox doesn`t have enough computing power to handle graphics of this caliber. Why do you think Metal Gear Solid 4 was made PS3 exclusive? Not only is there not enough room on an HD DVD to house the game, but the Xbox physically cannot run the game engine. This was simply a graphics demo of what the system can do. Honestly, I think the system has enough power to still compete with any new next gen systems Nintendo or Microsoft might be planning in the next few years.

    That said, I am not a Sony fanboy trying to brag about the system. My PS3 broke months ago and I`ve made no effort to get a new one or get the old one fixed, I`ve moved onto PC; much easier, much more accessible, and I have no plans of going back. I can still, however, admire the system for its power. Its hardware reliability, unfortunately, can be lacking though.
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    darknetix Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    You obviously have no idea what you are talking about, because xbox 360`s do not read HD DVD`s. They read dual layer dvd`s. HD DVD readers were an external peripheral that you could purchase seperately. Not knowing something as simple as what type of media that a 360 reads confirms that you do not have a clue about how CPU`s and/or GPU`s work!
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    oooh like ghost in the shell for 2012... i like
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    I for one....
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 6:53 am
    All moves on a bit at a time.

    Motion capture to motion - Pretty much there.
    Mouth movement - room to improve still, getting better.
    Eyes - Best I`ve seen anywhere, with a little iris work will be flawless.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 10, 2012 at 9:52 am
    In Episode 2, Kara completes her transformation into a real woman when she learns how to cross her arms over her chest and say, "Fine."
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    March 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Darknetix, yes, I got the HD DVD part wrong, you are correct. Though you could say I was giving the 360 more credit as an HD DVD can hold almost 3x more than a dual layer DVD. As for the rest of your comment...
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    March 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    that was kinda creepy
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    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2012 at 5:54 am
    Well, it is by Quantic Dream and David Cage, the guys responsible for Heavy Rain, so I think it`s not surprising that they`re improving on facial animation. Don`t really think it`s mindblowing, but it was impressive none the less, the eyes especially.

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