You Can Now Download And Play With NVIDIA's Life-Like Face Rendering Tech

Back in March at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang cracked out "Digital Ira", an animated demonstration of its so-called FaceWorks technology. It was an impressive display and while not 100% life-like, it represented a substantial leap forward in gaming fidelity. Now you can have a play with it yourself.

The 309MB setup file can be downloaded directly from NVIDIA and you'll need a CUDA-capable graphics card with support for DirectX 11. If you're wondering if your hardware fits the bill, a simple guide is any 400-series card or later, though NVIDIA has a handy list of compatible GPUs on its website if you want to be completely sure.

According to the demo description, you'll be able to watch Ira "immersed in three different lighting environments" and "adjust his skin rendering to see the effect of sub surface light transmission through his skin".

As for FaceWorks, the technology was developed in conjunction with the Institute for Creative Technology in California. It's based on motion data captured using a special "light stage", rather than conventional dots and markers.

I'd try the demo myself, but I fear my 620M mobile GPU would implode. Please don't let that put you off checking it out!

Lifelike Human Face Rendering [NVIDIA, via DSO Gaming]


Comments

    Minimum 670? They're leaving a lot of people behind.

      It clearly states 4xx series and above.

      The Nvidia guide mentions 400 series and above.

        But the page for this face rendering also says 670 and above.

      Runs fine on my aging 560 ti sli setup, pretty cool demo, rather hypnotising.

      I believe the point of a tech demo is to display the abilities of the newest technology.

      You i happend to have the gtx 670 lowest card you can play crisis 3 1920 x 1800 with 30 fps every thing is under that nivida seems to like the card. But you can't make future tec with old hardware.

      670 isnt the minimum.... the tech demo was launched with the 670, but its minimum requirements are much much lower.

    Didn't get me a 680 to write code on. Downloading...

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