Sony Launches SOEmote Facial Tracking Technology In EverQuest II (video)
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has this week rolled out its new facial tracking technology SOEmote on to its EverQuest II game, allowing players to now express more detailed emotions using their real life facial expressions in game, projected onto their virtual character. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The Sony facial tracking software SOEmote uses your computers web camera and microphone to track your facial expressions in real time, and uses the mic change your voice into the race or creature you are playing, or gives you the choice to chose a Voice Font.
SOE details a little more about their new facial recognition technology: “Live Driver — Image Metrics’ proprietary, real-time facial analysis, expression tracking and animation technology — uses standard web cams to analyze thousands of expression measurements per second and then transfer that data so that the character’s expressions precisely reflect the player’s in real time,”
If you are looking to give the new facial recognition technology a go SOE recommends using either the Logitech C920 Full HD, Logitech C525 Full HD, or the Logitech C270 Full HD webcam, with the C920 being the best. SOE explains:
“fantasy characters spring to life using your facial expressions and altered voice. You frown and growl, so does your avatar. Laugh and your avatar laughs with you! It’s all possible with the phenomenal new feature called SOEmote™ that truly does put your facial expressions on your game avatar in real time!”