As one of my friends posted on social media: “We finally did it… We finally crossed the uncanny valley… Holy moley…”
That’s right; the guy above, as you’ll already know if you watched the video, isn’t real. He’s 100 percent animated!
The link my friend provided, to a website called Geekologie, had this to say about the incredible and much-less-bizarre-than-usual computer-animated man:
This is Ed, a super realistic face digitally rendered using Lightwave, Sculptris and Krita by Australian artist Chris Jones. I say super realistic, but you can easily tell it’s fake because it’s just a floating head — there’s no body. Nice try, but that’s a dead giveaway, Chris.
Another tip given for telling real faces from ultra-realistic animated ones was to check to see if you’re viewing the face through a computer screen.
Gee, thanks, guys.
- Courtney (HarmonicaCave)
P.S. What do you think about this animation?