This one is a huge deal for anybody doing performance capture and managing cutscenes. We embed timecode into the Maya rig allowing us to reload and re-build scenes from multiple r9Anim files by referencing a timecode pointer. This will even allow us to sync animation data based on the internal timecode of a piece of audio.
We’ve spent a huge amount of time in developing a new animation format that does what ATOM should have done in the first place and that is to make animation data easily transferable between rigs, flexible and powerful enough to integrate into other systems.
We did this first video a little while ago but never added it to the blog. The re-director is a lossless animation re-direction setup allowing you to dynamically re-path animation data in Maya. This make NO connections ot your rig at all, it’s all done by caching the anim data and re-applying it rather than making any constraints etc.
It’s been a while since we posted on the blog and we thought it about time we did a few new updates to show what’s now available in the Red9 ProPack to Clients taking Red9 Support.
Firstly don’t worry, StudioPack continues to get a lot of back-end updates and if you go grab latest from GitHub you’ll see we’ve recently added all the ProPack codebase to the API docs so you can see just how much we’ve extended the pipelines for Pro.
Info: Work was done whilst working for Dambuster Studios.
Proud to have been part of this epic game development, Homefront The Revolution, a project that started as Crytek and ended up as a DeepSilver title after the studio was bought out. These cutscenes are the result of nearly 3 years hard graft, researching and designing new pipelines for facial systems and CryEngine. As Technical Lead Mark created both the systems for the cutscenes and all the lipsyncing / secondary systems for the persistent universe, a task that would involve automating the batching of over 20,000 lines of dialog in 6 languages on a nightly basis as new audio was submitted to Perforce. This was a huge task but a great one to have been involved in. Some excellent work by the cutscene crew on these sequences!!