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Deep Learning Is Making Video Game Characters Move Like Real People


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The researchers trained a neural network on a database of motions by a live performer on a soundstage, which they recorded and digitized.

Computer scientists from the University of Edinburgh and Adobe Research have come up with a novel solution to the problem of making the movements of video game characters look natural.

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Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. and Adobe Research used deep learning neural networks to help digital characters in video games move more realistically.

The team trained a neural network on a database of motions by a live performer on a soundstage which they recorded and digitized.

The network can adapt what it learned from the database to most scenarios or settings so characters move in natural-looking ways.

The network is filling the gaps between a digital character's various poses and motions, intelligently and seamlessly stitching together these elements into a whole.

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