Unreal II and Tech stuffTwo bits of news surfaced recently regarding the facial animation technology for the new Unreal Engine, and a look at the upcoming Unreal II title in development by Legend Entertainment.
On the Epic Games website a post was made regarding the new model exporters that will be available for licensees to be used in the two top 3D applications Discreets 3D Studio Max and Alias|Wavefronts Maya. Most impotant to the exporters is the ability to animate the facial expressions of the models right down to blinking eyes and eyebrow movement. Technology such as this begins the steps to lifelike animation and visuals. Be sure to head over and check out the goodness.
Gamespot has put together a preview of the upcoming Unreal II title being developed by Legend Entertainment and published by Infogrames Entertainment. Gamespot talks with Legend Entertainment Studio head Mike Verdu about a few of the hush hush details surrounding the game and how the development process is handled. Some beautiful screenshots are also available of which Unreal II could rival the look and feel of Bungies Halo! Click here to check it out.