Image Metrics and Atomic Fiction To Lead Character Facial Performance Workflow Session at Animago Conference 2011


] Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will be presenting at the upcoming Animago Conference. The session, led by Image Metrics Technical Account Manager Jay Grenier and Atomic Fiction Character Supervisor Anton Dawson, will focus on character facial performance techniques for visual effects and animated feature production.

Title: " Manageable Character Facial Performance Workflow"

Summary: Creating believable facial performances for digital characters can be an incredibly rewarding process, but can also be equally frustrating if the generation of the necessary assets overwhelms the creative process. This talk will focus on character facial performance techniques applicable for visual effects and animated feature production that attempt to minimize the frustration. The techniques that will be described are relevant for a large studio or a single artist working on a personal project.

Presenters: Jay Grenier has been working as a technical artist in the visual arts industry for almost 10 years, and has video game credits that include helping design and shape the facial animation and rigging pipelines for Crytek's Crysis 2, 2K Sports' NBA 2K10/2K11, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series, and the 2010 "Game of the Year," Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption.

Anton Dawson is one of the top character supervisors in the industry, having designed proprietary tools for digital humans, motion capture rigs and muscle systems used in today's biggest blockbuster films and high profile video games. Projects include "Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon," "Boardwalk Empire," "A Christmas Carol" and the award-winning 2K Sports titles.  

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 PM

Location: fx.Center Babelsberg

August-Bebel-Strabe 26

14482 Potsdam


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About Image Metrics:

Founded in 2000, Image Metrics (OTCBB: IMGX) is revolutionizing 3D character animation through award-winning technologies such as Faceware? and PortableYou?. The company provides complete solutions for the film, television, interactive entertainment and commercial markets, and its new PortableYou platform enables online consumers to produce highly personalized immersive experiences in digital media through the instant creation of customizable 3D avatars. Image Metrics is the go-to leader for facial animation technology with a client roster that includes such industry-leading companies as Activision-Blizzard, Rockstar, Microsoft, 2K Sports, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, Sony, Bethesda, Double Negative, Motion Theory and Moving Picture Company. Image Metrics is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with its R&D center located in Manchester, UK. For more information, please visit

About Atomic Fiction:

Founded in 2010, Atomic Fiction is a combination of world-class talent and groundbreaking technology. The studio specializes in visual development of content, digital characters and effects for today's biggest blockbuster films, animated features and commercials. With a team of talented artists behind them, they have forged new ways to experiment, innovate and create by utilizing cloud computing, low overhead and a generalist approach.


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