The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 227
Chapter 226 .It’s a fox, not a cat
Xu Rui, who returned to Phantom Animation after lunch, quickly received a call from Li Zhen from Suo Ren Hu Yu.
He brought the facial expression capture device to Xu Rui and moved it to the third floor of Hatsune Game.
Xu Rui immediately put aside the things at hand and came to the next building.
Said it is a device, it is actually a set of software plus a camera. The camera is nothing special. The main reason is that the driver has not been debugged and the software cannot adapt to the ordinary camera.
After setting it up, Xu Rui immediately experienced it.
He found that this capture device can capture the facial expressions of people who are closer without setting sensors or positioning points, and reproduce them in the computer within an acceptable range. It is difficult to express subtle eyes and the like, but Ordinary micro expressions such as cocked corners of the mouth, surprise, etc. can be better presented.
As for the movement, the movement must exceed a certain range to be captured. The movement of the finger part is not bad, even the subtle operation of snapping the finger can be recorded.
It can be said that this motion capture device has basically met Xu Rui’s needs.
He intends to apply it in two ways.
The first nature is the concerts and performances of virtual singers like Hatsune Miku, as well as CG animations.
Although the technology of Hatsune Games is sufficient to produce lifelike CG animations, the expressions are still lacking. For example, during concerts, there is no way to capture expressions, and manual debugging is time-consuming and laborious. The effect is not good. If this equipment becomes popular, Then not only the performances of virtual singers, but also the LIVE of audio games can go further.
The second use is the anchor.
At present, there are tens of thousands of registered anchors in the live broadcast area of Chuyin.com. According to statistics, only less than a thousand people have a camera, only one in ten. Among the 50 most famous anchors, they open a camera to show themselves. There are no more than twenty people with real looks. For example, anchors like Iqianqao basically turn off their cameras throughout the process.
Xu Rui understands this situation very well. After all, most of them are not real handsome and beautiful women, and do not want to expose their looks to bring inconvenience to life, so it is normal to turn off the camera.
But in the experience of watching the live broadcast, the host’s reaction is also a very interesting part. If there is only voice, to be honest, it will lose some interest. Xu Rui plans to promote this facial recognition to the host’s circle, coupled with some 3D face-squeezing software , Create a virtual anchor.
Of course, the first demonstration started from inside Hatsune game.
In the evening of mid-January, Wang Ze finished his day’s work and returned home.
He ate the takeaway, clicked on the page of Chuyin Video Network, and just saw the reminder [Qian] to start the live broadcast.
Wang Ze, who was looking for a meal-matching video, immediately clicked into this page and found that [Shallow] was playing the zombie mode of “Battlefield Summoning”. In this mode, several players will fight together to welcome waves of zombies. A PVE model.
[Shallow] The operation is still superb, but this time, Wang Ze noticed that there is a CG model in the lower right corner of the screen.
This is a white-haired girl with a pair of furry ears, blue eyes, wearing a sailor suit, moving slightly, with a serious and focused expression on her face.
“Is this a new profile picture?”
Seeing a screen of “awsl” in the barrage, Wang Ze didn’t understand it at first. He didn’t realize that this is the avatar of [Shallow] until he saw that the CG model moved with the screen of the game. .
Soon Wang Ze’s attention was attracted by the avatar. This CG model is very exquisite, and the expression on his face will also change with the game. It looks like a real person is broadcasting live with a camera, with the combination of [shallow 】’S lines, Wang Ze feels more cute as he reads them.
“Ah, I’m dead.”
He couldn’t help but say.
[Awsl! Unexpectedly, the body of [Shallow] turned out to be a cat’s ear girl! 】
Wang Ze also posted a barrage.
“This is not a cat, but a fox ear.”
Perhaps after seeing some speeches in the barrage, [Shallow] actually spoke back.
“So it’s a fox???”
Wang Ze felt unbelievable, looked at the pair of white-haired ears, and even moved by himself.
This is obviously cat ears!
The live broadcast continues. [Shallow] While playing the game, you can also watch the barrage, answer some questions or chat with the audience, although the attitude is still a bit cold, but compared to the previous game screens, I don’t know. Where did it go.
In the past, audiences who could only listen to the sound to fill the picture, now, can directly see the expression of [Shallow], is there anything better than this?
[What is this animated model of the anchor, is it a self-portrait? 】
Asked a barrage.
“Well, you can treat her like me, this is the image of the virtual world.”
[Shallow] Handling out a huge zombie at will, while answering, his head little by little, looks very lively.
I don’t know if it is Wang Ze’s illusion, she seems to have become a little more cheerful.
This is not surprising, with such a cute girl in front of him, even if Wang Ze is trampled on by the other party, he is willing to see the other party’s expression through a layer of models, and he is naturally happier.
The live broadcast ended at eight o’clock. Wang Zeyi was still in the air and could only wait for the recollection of the recording.
Several groups he was in were discussing [Shallow], and various emoticons on the live broadcast were taken down and made into emoticons.
At the same time, Chuyin Video Network also posted a Weibo to show everyone the function of this virtual live broadcast software. Because of the [Shallow] live broadcast ahead, this software immediately became popular.
Wang Ze was also curious to download one. This software is only sold for fifty yuan, just like Baigian. After buying it, he downloaded it and found that the software’s functions are divided into two parts. One is to choose a virtual image. The software comes with some animals. And the animated avatar, which also has the character image of the phantom animation that Wang Ze is familiar with.
Another function is virtual live broadcast, which requires the computer to have a camera to collect actions and expressions.
Wang Ze randomly selected a panda head to collect He found that this software can basically restore his expression, but some special expressions can’t be captured.
But the software designer seems to have considered this problem, and can set certain shortcut keys to switch expressions, such as star eyes or blushing.
Wang Ze also discovered some complex operations, such as the cat ear movement seen today, but all of these require the use of custom shortcut keys.
Of course humans cannot have cat ears, so they cannot capture the movement of their ears. In other words, today’s [Shallow] is playing zombies while operating the shortcut keys quickly. This technology is truly amazing. .
Wang Ze also discovered that this software can not only capture facial expressions, but also a certain degree of movement, but [shallow] there is no demonstration of this for the time being.
Of course, about two weeks later, before the Spring Festival, among the virtual anchors that appeared one after another, some people showed the motion capture function of this software, and it became famous.
It’s just that the person behind the scenes of the virtual anchor is still hiding in his room, drinking Coke, and just saw the [Shallow] recorded video.