This is, to put it mildly, mind-blowing:
This incredibly accessible technology will reportedly be available on the market as early as this summer:
The new tech eliminates the need for bespoke facial motion capture technology, making it possible to accomplish with only an iPhone. The unedited animation output through Unreal Engine is nuanced and polished and provides a framework that animators can further tweak and refine. For the purpose of games and series, which require large outputs of cg animation, this tech could very well be a game changer.
Just look at it: From pixelated primordial splat:
...to creepy mannequin shell...
...to very convincing (but still sort of creepy) full deepfake:
The future is now — and it is already unbelievable. 🤖