Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to the 2013 franchise reboot, is set to bring next-gen players something to gawk at. Lara Croft actress Camilla Luddington shared with us today the MOVA technology being used to give Tomb Raider hyper-realistic facial animations.
Luddington was pretty excited to show off the new tech, tweeting “Tomb raider fans-I’m about to tweet a pic with an explanation to show you just how awesomely detailed/realistic the next game will be…” This was followed by a picture of her covered in fluorescent paint, which is sprayed onto her face to provide roughly 7000 points of reference for facial animations.
MOVA technology is already used in many Hollywood films, including the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean, Green Lantern, as well as Harry Potter and Transformers titles. MOVA even won an Achievement in Visual Effects Oscar for its success in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Camilla then told us how long it takes to apply the plethora of spots to her face, and concluded with an important note on what makes this technology so impressive compared to former motion capture methods:
Oh and a fun fact, too, because everyone enjoys a pleasurable fact:
Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to release the holiday season of 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One.Will you be picking up the next Tomb Raider title and checking out Camilla Luddington’s impressively captured face?