Jeff NaucloseAuthor: Jeff Nau
Name: Jeff Nau
About: Jeff Nau is a main contributor to the Jace Hall Show covering pop culture and music trends in the nerd community. He has contributed to San Diego City Beat, 944, and Ill Literature, amongst others, and spends his spare time working as an artist and photographer.See Authors Posts (1264)
We’ll get straight to it, since this sounds pretty awesome right off the bat: SOEmote, a new device/webcam launched by the makers of EverQuestII, allows players to use their own facial expressions to add ‘emotion’ to their characters.
This new piece of technology debuted at E3 to some excitement, allowing for a bunch of attendees to test out the latest in motion/expression-capturing photography, which then maps it directly to the faces of their avatars.
That’s quite a bit to throw out there right off the bat, so I’ll let EQII Director of Development Dave Georgeson elaborate (or see the video below): “SOEmote gives EverQuest II players direct access to the kind of facial animation technology which has been perfected for Hollywood, and we cannot wait to see what our community will create with it. Continue reading “DAILY TECH: ‘SOEmote’ Allows Everquest II Players to Add Realistic Faces/Voices to Their Characters” »