Visual Effects Society Presents: Creating Lifelike Digital Humans — Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines

Wild Capture to Demo Volumetric Video Digital Human Characters at Metastage State-of-the-Art Volumetric Video Capture

StudioEvent Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

At the upcoming Visual Effects Society (VES) sponsored event, “Creating Lifelike Digital Humans — Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines,” Wild Capture, a digital human technology studio, in concert with Metastage, experts in volumetric capture for creating XR content, will showcase how visual effects professionals can produce high-quality digital humans with cutting-edge volumetric video technologies. The event takes place on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

Event attendees will meet at the Metastage facility in Sylmar, Calif. The Metastage team will provide guests with a brief tour and introduction to the performance capture stage and technology that delivers high-fidelity yet highly compressed 3D assets.

Wild Capture’s computer-generated clothing generated from its Cohort crowd building and digital fashion pipeline – Cohort fashion image with four digital human characters


Earlier this year, Wild Capture introduced its Digital Human Platform, which features the Cohort crowd-building and digital fashion tool that blends volumetric video, AI, and USD technologies to capture a lifelike live human performance. 

In a Wild Capture demonstration created in collaboration with Metastage specifically for the VES event, Wilfred Driscoll, Wild Capture CEO, and Louis Normandin, Wild Capture COO, will show how captured data of a single male and single female performance can be translated into different crowd actors with varying clothing/hair/props and secondary animation that can also scale to a complete crowd kit. The presentation will also highlight versatile techniques and practices for a wide variety of users — producers, on-set supervisors, artists/generalists, and technical directors — focusing on cameras, lighting, and how to work with the captured data to deliver high-quality digital human assets for VFX pipelines.

Wild Capture’s Unify process for uniform topology creates customizable characters for all 3D pipelines – Performer Kaelyn Kastle standing in simulated water

“We’re excited to showcase the latest advancements in crowd technology for volumetric video and digital human content creation,” explains Driscoll. “With the promise of easy-to-use volumetric assets that deliver lifelike realism for high-demand VFX pipelines, event attendees will be able to see the time-saving and economic advantages of working with volumetric characters.”

Panel Discussion

The afternoon event includes a panel discussion, moderated by Martin Hall, VFX Supervisor, and VES board member, with members of the Wild Capture and Metastage teams to further demystify the benefits of using volumetric video technologies for feature films, television, and episodic workflows.

Event Schedule

The VES  “Creating Lifelike Digital Humans — Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines” event takes place as follows:

●      Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

●      Time: 2:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

●      Where: Metastage – 12800 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

●      Eventbrite RSVP

For additional details, visit the Visual Effects Society calendar page


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