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Thursday May 04
List-Saal:Galerie A
An Introduction to Digital Acting with SOFTIMAGE®|FACE ROBOT™
James Rogers, Senior Product Specialist, Softimage

Attaining lifelike facial animation is a hugely challenging process for any production. This workshop will focus on how SOFTIMAGE®|FACE ROBOT™ helps solve these problems.
SOFTIMAGE®|FACE ROBOT™ dramatically increases face animation productivity and allows animators to achieve realistic, lifelike face animation for high-end film, post, and games projects.
Includes a demonstration of FACE ROBOT™

SOFTIMAGE®|FACE ROBOT™ allows 3-D artists to achieve realistic, lifelike facial animation for high-end film, post and games projects. Based on extensive anatomical research, Face Robot™ uses a groundbreaking new computer model of the soft tissue of the face to mimic the full range of human emotion. Designed with input from leading animation experts, Face Robot™ gives artists an intuitive way to interact with their characters while providing control over details like wrinkles, frowns, flaring nostrils and bulging neck muscles. The software in scheduled to be commercially available later in 2006, but the fmx/06 visitors will be able to see it presented on stage. So join in and be one of the first in Europe to see this amazing Technology which has been employed to create the dazzling U2 Video “Original Of The Species”. The Presentation will be held in English Language

James Rogers has ten years experience with CG. He started with Softimage products in 1996 and works with Softimage as a Product Specialist since 2001, helping companies make the most of the Xsoftimage|XSI technology.

James Rogers
Senior Product Specialist

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc, is the industry leader in 3-D animation, 2-D cel animation, compositing and special effects software, designed to address the demands of the film and commercial/broadcast and games/interactive industries. SOFTIMAGE®|XSI®, an integral player in Avid's Make, Manage and Move Media(tm) strategy, is the flagship product offering from Softimage. XSI is the industry's first truly nonlinear animation (NLA) system that gives animators and digital artists the freedom to Make professional animation, visual effects and games - from major motion pictures, to cartoons and commercials, to animated content for video games and Web sites. The Softimage product family is designed to help users innovate, create and collaborate throughout the production process.

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