Uncanny Valley Open Thread

Our pardons if you’ve seen this before, but this just freaked us the fuck out:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLiX5d3rC6o[/youtube]

Why is this so damn freaky, you say?

Because “Emily” is a CGI animation, not an actual human being.

Tiny hints when you re-watch it, but still. Had we only seen that clip in passing, we’d have been thinking “nice girl, wonder who she is?”

Open thread.

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lc purple raider
lc purple raider

That’s cool, a little unsettleing, but cool.

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous

The absolute best CGI I’ve ever seen. And this comes from someone who generally blows chunks when he sees CGI manglings of the USS Enterprise on YouBoob.

Outstanding work.

Draven32
Draven32

not a bad face, but when you see her real face the cgi one looks kinda flat. Its pretty low res, in higher resolution you might be able to tell… I’ll see if they have a booth at SIGGRAPH week after next Oh, and marker-less facial mocap where the software has to analyze it? (Which takes time, believe me) There’s… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

And now, for something off topic. (Hey it IS an open thread!)

The USMC is going back to the M-1911 .45.
:em01:

As to the animation? We are very close to the day when closed circuit video will no longer be accepted as evidence. Why? Because it can be or soon will be faked.
:em03:

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.

Well,, when the machines explain to us how screwed we are, it can give us the condescending face to go with the tone.

crzydug
crzydug

Just watched Kim Rhode USA win gold in womens skeet. Shoot 99. New olympic record, ties world record. :em01:

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

This would make a DEVASTATING AD AGAINST OBAMA. EXT. TOWN SQUARE USA – DAY Obama is giving a rousing speech, complete with teleprompters before an animated crowd. SUPER: “How many fundraisers has President Obama attended during his reelection bid?” (beat) SUPER: “Over 160.” EXT. MEETING ROOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE – DAY A huge room at the center of which… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

Democrats Backpedal as China Readies $15.1 Billion Canadian Oil Deal by Wynton Hall 28 Jul 2012 When President Barack Obama blocked the Keystone Pipeline, Republicans said the move would encourage Canada to pursue oil deals with China instead of the United States and cede a massive chunk of North American oil assets to the communist nation. Now, with China’s state-run… Read more »

Mattexian
Mattexian

Pretty interesting, tho I think the shape of her mouth gives it away, *if* you’re looking hard enough. I have to wonder, how long before someone uses this bit of new tech to make porn (countdown begins in 5… 4…3…)

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts

Sounds like a technology than can make anybody see and hear whatever the editor wants from WHOever they want saying it. Once something is on video and seen by anyone, the damage cannot be undone.

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.

Is that by any chance the notorious “Julia”? Or maybe one of Whathisname’s composite beards girlfriends?

lc purple raider
lc purple raider

In January 2009 gas prices were right around two bucks.

As opposed to July 2012, where gas is $3.60 in suburban Gary.

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

The Imperial Contradictor:

I picked this example of a Democrat so you wouldn’t complain that I am only picking on Conservatives. They are ALL doing it.

“That is why we need stronger laws against Congress.” :em07:

This is YOUR version of capitalism. Learn to love it, because you are the ones who push for no regulations.

So where’s the no-regulation regime we want?

lc purple raider
lc purple raider

But the FACTS are simple: in October of 2008, the Democrats made the banks crashed. Over the next six weeks, there absolutely was no money for George Soros and other Democrat investors/speculators to bet on the price of fuel. In other words, we got to see what our fuel prices would ACTUALLY look like if Marxists was kept out of… Read more »

Mark12A
Mark12A

Dumbocrats, libtards, and prognazis are loyal to Obama.

The rest of us are loyal to the constitution and the country.

Big difference.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

WOW!

lc purple raider
lc purple raider

You never get tired of the George Soros routine, do you?

Then why did Soros took his hedge fund private.

The economy started tanking in 2005

When Chucky Schumcky Schumer caused a panic on Indy Bank.

Marxists would have nationalized the fuel, NOT speculate on it.

After first breaking the system, a la Alinsky.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

Any “corpse-man” in the 57th state, speaking Austrian, riding on the Intercontinental Railroad, while heading for the “English” embassy, via “Road Island” to see the Miami “Heats” play could tell you, anybody on our team is smarter than anyone over at Team Parasite aka democrat party, most especially B-B-B-Biden or their Barry.

IgnatiusHood
IgnatiusHood

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/series-of-high-level-executions-paint-a-picture-of-gm-in-turmoil/ Saw this today. I really hope Obama keeps running his mouth about how HE SAVED THE US AUTO INDUSTRY. For the record he didn’t save a fucking thing except the UAW so they will continue to pump Union dues into Demo-shit libtard fuckwit political campaigns. Funny thing with sheep is that you can shear them every year but you… Read more »