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Monday, August 13, 2018

Animating Sprites

We worked with very early versions of this idea to animate prototypes of advertisements.

AI-driven animations will make your digital avatars come to life
You've never seen sprites move like this.
Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola

Even with the assistance of automated animation features in modern game-development engines, bringing on-screen avatars to life can be an arduous and time-consuming task. However, a recent string of advancements in AI could soon help drastically reduce the number of hours needed to create realistic character movements.

Take basketball games like the NBA2K franchise, for example. Prior to 2010, the on-screen players -- be it Shaq, LeBron, KD or Curry -- were all modeled on regular-sized people wearing motion-capture suits. ... " 

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