A Reflection On The Uncanny Valley

L.A. Noire ism without a doubt, still one of the leading hallmarks of facial capture industry. Team Bondi built stunning proprietary technology to capture their actors every suitable expression. The results of their labor are detailed down to the slightest creases in the performers foreheads. But even though the faces of L.A. Noire are remarkably detailed, that’s a fact that is often contrasted against models with stiff bodies and an overall feeling like a lively face has been pasted over a head like some horrific Face/Off scenario. It can lend the game an unsettling quality. The reason for this is that L.A. Noire rests firmly in the uncanny valley.

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