About Face

Tuesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Rooms 211-214 Session Chair: Fred Parke, Texas A&M University

"Gravity": Motion Control and Face Integration

Efficient and accurate shooting and reconstruction of the digital previs via innovative motion-control and face-integration techniques.

Pierre-Loïc Hamon

Stuart Penn

James Harmer

Nicolas Scapel

Developing Interactive Facial Rigs in a Production Environment

Improving the performance of highly complex facial rigs in Maya.

Jaewoo Seo
Weta Digital

J.P. Lewis
Victoria University and Weta Digital

DreamWorks Animation's Face System, a Historical Perspective: From "Antz" and "Shrek" to "Mr. Peabody & Sherman"

[40 minute talk]

An overview of the concepts and implementation of the facial animation system utilized by DreamWorks Animation in most of its movies since 1997, from "Antz" and "Shrek" to "Mr. Peabody & Sherman".

Lucia Modesto
DreamWorks Animation

Dick Walsh
DreamWorks Animation