Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are colonizing Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system, in order to mine the mineral unobtanium. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi bodies used by a few of the human researchers to interact with the natives of Pandora. Avatar has achieved critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, with over $2.7 billion in worldwide receipts. It also won three Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. The film also spawned a theme park ride and several video games. Avatar has been the subject of numerous news articles, blog posts, and videos, focusing on its groundbreaking technological achievements, its ecological themes, and its potential to revolutionize the film industry. Articles have highlighted the film's use of 3D technology and the innovative motion capture techniques used to create the Na'vi characters. Videos have focused on the film's spectacular visuals and groundbreaking
We have already covered the subject of 3D avatars aka IVA's (Intelligent Virtual Agents) for business on this blog. Motion Portrait in Japan is taking this one step further with the ability to turn a 2D picture into a fully-fledged 3D intelligent animation.
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Late last year, Sony launched a mobile motion-capture system in Japan that worked with a companion app to create a VR avatar for such things as gaming or chat. Now the Mocopi system is up for pre-order in the US.