Take a trip with us down into uncanny valley, where animated human faces look almost real. Studio Pendulum's AlterEgo division pasted tiny sensors on actors’ faces and ran that data through their latest facial performance software, and this is the result. They’ve certainly come a long way since Disney-owned ImageMovers created Polar Express.
This is the closest yet to the real thing, but it’s still not exact enough to get beyond the creepy zone. Our familiarity with the human face is just too precise for animated artistry to be completely convincing thus far. Can’t wait to see what the next generation of animation will bring. Two or three more revs and on-screen human actors will be rendered obsolete.