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A New Era of Performance Capture with Machine Learning

Daniel Holden  (Animation Researcher, Ubisoft Montreal)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

The field of performance capture is quickly changing, with machine learning and large amounts of data making it possible to build performance capture technology that is more powerful and accessible than ever before. Yet, these advancements have also brought their own new and unique challenges. In this talk, Daniel Holden will dig into the details of several new performance capture technologies developed at Ubisoft La Forge, including a neural network used to automatically clean motion capture data, an end-to-end solution for capture of facial animation from video, and a machine learning solution which can generate facial animation from raw audio.


Attendees will learn about the technical details, potential benefits, and practical challenges of a number of machine learning based performance capture technologies.

Intended Audience

This presentation is appropriate for anyone with an interest in performance capture technology, animation, or machine learning, as well as producers, technical directors, or artists who are curious about how these technological shifts are affecting the industry.