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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Nov 10, 2011

This Is How Characters Come To Life In Skyrim – The Animation

Bethesda is really working hard to show players each and every piece of the development process behind their newest title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A series of making-of videos has been released, and the latest takes on the task of bringing characters to life. This video introduces us to the wonderful world of animation.

The way that developers make these animations into actual game characters is vast. One company could use motion capture by placing special detectors on a person’s body, or they could go the route of L.A. Noire and use full HD camera motion capture. Either way they choose, it’s a long process that eventually takes a ton of work.

Check out the video below to see how Bethesda used their technique to bring the creatures of Skyrim to life. It’s a really cool project to see running, and when you figure in the amount of work that went to the game, you can appreciate it that much more. Are you ready for Skyrim? You’d better be, it releases tomorrow.

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