I am working with Running with Scissors on animating characters, facial mocap, cutscenes and cinematics for their in-development Postal Sequel.
Premise: POSTAL 4: No Regerts is a satirical and outrageous comedic open world first person shooter and the long-awaited true sequel to what’s been fondly dubbed as “The Worst Game Ever™”, POSTAL 2! (No third game is known to exist.)
Work: I developed a facial motion capture pipeline that allows us to capture high quality facial animations to the game using an iPhone 11 and apply them to any character in the game. I’m also animating cutscenes and certain scripted actions in the game.
Challenges: Prototyping the facial rigs and a fast, economical way to capture high quality facial animations. There were already-created characters that needed to be standardized and re-baked to match our facial mocap pipeline.