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check it out, from what i read, Valve plans on releasing a video like this for all of the characters in TF2...i want this and ep2 so bad...

the vid is of tf2 showing off the new facial animation system
http://www.steamgames.com/v/index.ph...ppId=960&cc=US


We are pleased to announce that the next generation of facial animation technology for Source will be released in Team Fortress 2. By leveraging the rapid pace of advancement in PC graphics, videogames can now match and actually surpass the facial animation used in feature film and broadcast television production. We've released a video of this real-time, in-game, in-engine facial animation in action in support of ATI's launch of the Radeon HD 2000 series. By running entirely on the GPU of the videocard, the facial animation not only looks dramatically better, but frees up the CPU to perform other tasks like physics or AI.

This technology is available to all Source engine licenses as well as MODs based on those games. For more information, please visit Steamgames.com
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Amazing
OMG who touched Sascha..who touched my gun
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Wow, that looks really great. It reminded me of the theatrical type computer animations, like they spoke of. Great info.
    
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That looks awesome!! Besides that, funny as hell.
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Looks cool i wish the facial animation would work with the forehead more to make it more realistic but that video was funny as
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400,000 for 14 seconds. AWESOME!!

I have seen this before. Still awesome
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Ok I can now officaly not wait for this game to be realesed

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For the facial expressions, you need DX10 right?
    
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For the facial expressions, you need DX10 right?
nope, the source engine hasn't emplimented dx10 yet
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Crysis pwns it. I had to say it... -hide-
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