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Machine Learning Summit: Emotion Detection for Expressive Characters in 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy'


Romain Trachel (PhD) is going to present a machine learning project in collaboration with a production team at Eidos Montreal for the game development of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. He will talk about emotions and facial expression recognition, share his experience with model deployment in the build system to bake animation curves of actors emotions. At runtime, the animation system use these curves to control the guardians body/language for enriching traversal gameplay with entertaining dialogues. This project saved hours of annotation work to senior animators during the production and let them focus on more creative work.

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