IMAGE METRICS PROVIDES FACIAL ANIMATION FOR 'ASSASSIN'S CREED II'
While lead character Ezio’s identity is shrouded in a hood to avoid detection, Ubisoft wanted to develop believable facial animation for key supporting characters in the game. These included fellow assassins, priests, women and artists. Presented with performance capture and character rigs from Ubisoft Montreal, Image Metrics then optimized the rigs and used character specific reference data to deliver 28 minutes of facial animation for 23 different characters.
The animation was completed within approximately eight weeks.