23 hours ago
Thursday, October 13, 2016
SL Video: "The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 41: Vista Animations"
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From Draxtor Despress on October 12, "'Your avatar is you,' says CEO of Vista Animations/MoCap Barcelona Vista Barnes and his colleague Vista Design adds: 'You put a little bit of your soul in there!'
"That describes it in a nutshell: motion capture based animations bottle up the essence of one’s personality and by releasing it in the digital realm add warmth to that pixel alter ego known as our avatar.
"Vista Animations is based in a small seaside town in the Catalina region of Spain, just down the road from bustling Barcelona.
"Unbeknownst to most locals, their team of four employees are not only one of Second Life’s most successful providers of AOs, dance animations and couple interactions but offer services to many real life companies in gaming, business and healthcare as well.
"The Vista team is perfectly equipped to deal with the new Bento skeleton of Second Life, where intricate finger and facial motion capture is now possible.
"Vista Barnes is enthusiastic about the future of virtual worlds and VR but keeps it real: 'We are ready for the future with all these devices and possibilities but we also live in the present, where our customers are. Second Life is going absolutely nowhere and neither are we!'"