Fully-procedural animation. I’m using a function state machine (Playmaker) to trigger random timing on expressions and head tilts, and an IK system smooths the movement of the head, neck, and shoulders at slightly different timings.
I ended up creating an elaborate gimbal of parented rotating joints so the chin could point in one direction and the eyes another. The IK system is set up to follow the rotation of one of the gimbal joints, rather than rotating the head directly.
Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics at Unity Technologies, gives insights into the revolution of real-time cinematics and storytelling using Cinemachine and Timeline.
Winner of the SIGGRAPH 2016 Award for Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity, this scene based on Ninja Theory’s upcoming game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, was shot, edited and rendered to final quality in minutes, a process that would normally take weeks or months.
This real-time cinematography project was developed by Epic Games, Ninja Theory, Cubic Motion & 3Lateral, with additional support from House of Moves, IKinema, NVIDIA and Technoprops.
In this technical session from Unite Europe 2016, presenters from Marza explain how The Gift has begun and how artists have worked on integrating Unity into CG film production pipeline.
More info: http://en.marza-realtime.com/
Learn how Harry Schreurs and Jilt van Moorst, researchers at the Netherlands Film Academy, used Unity to integrate a motion capture system, a virtual camera system, a handful of mobile devices and a room-scale VR system to develop their real-time cinema studio.