Aside from the tools that will make gamers' experience more immersive, Epic revealed on Thursday, a new iOS app called "Live Link Face," which will allow developers and motion-capture (mo-cap) artists to record facial gestures from an iPhone and import them directly to a character in Unreal Engine 5. The app captures from the neck up, so head tilts and turns are recognized just as easily as expressions. … [Read more...] about Facial animation made easy with Unreal Engine’s ‘Live Link Face’ iPhone app
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With Next’s new tool, animators can quickly capture multiple facial animations just using an iPhone X. The app utilizes an Apple ARKit API that gives developers access to the facial capture capabilities of the camera. Face animations can be recorded and then imported into Unity to be used on any model. … [Read more...] about iPhone X offers a cheap alternative to mo-cap
Apple’s developer conference is also coming at a time when the company is under fire for its developer practices, like the limits it places on third-party applications and the 30-percent and 15-percent cuts it takes from app purchases and subscriptions sold through its store. The EU has opened antitrust investigations against Apple, even as Apple continues to enforce restrictive policies — most recently against the email startup Hey. Major developers like Spotify, Epic Games, and Match Group have become increasingly outspoken about Apple’s policies; if there’s any change coming, it’ll be announced here (or Apple will simply ignore the problem entirely). … [Read more...] about Apple WWDC 2020: iOS 14, ARM Macs, hardware rumors, and what else to expect
Right now, the Ananta is available through a Kickstarter campaign, with deliveries promised for September of this year. As of this writing, the lowest price you can get the display for is $359, and it is expected to retail for a rather steep $599 when it hits general availability. If you go for the Kickstarter deal, the price is reasonable for how large, versatile, and well the Ananta works. But at full price, it may cost nearly as much as the laptop you’re plugging it into, at which point you have to wonder if it’s worth it. … [Read more...] about Samsung needs a splashy product for its splashy product launch
This is a good Apple iPad for the average consumer and for education, even if it isn't the most powerful one available. It's still great value. That said, the newer iPad 10.2 has it beat for most users, and has the advantage of still being sold direct from Apple, which this model isn't. … [Read more...] about Best iPad 2020: is the iPad Air, Mini or Pro the best for you?
Not your everyday purchase, this diamond tennis bracelet is one of those pieces of jewellery you (or the loved one you give it to as a gift) will have for the rest of your life. This like-new, 14-karat gold and diamond find is poised to become a new family heirloom, one you hopefully keep track of better than its former owner who abandoned it in their luggage. … [Read more...] about This US store sells off travellers’ lost luggage. Here are the best and weirdest finds