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Unreal’s ‘photorealistic character sample’ is like a Rob Lowe from the uncanny valley


Making the character models you see in games is a very involved process, and as a few recent titles have shown, the faces especially are hard as hell to do right. The folks behind Epic’s Unreal Engine, which powers more than a few of those games, have kindly offered a ‘photorealistic character sample’ — a Rob Lowe-looking dude who looks almost real enough to touch. Almost.

Here he is deep in thought — so deep, in fact, he isn’t breathing:


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