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The software eliminates the need for actors to wear motion capture (MoCap) suits, and promises to automate 80% to 90% of “objective” VFX tasks, while leaving the “subjective” work for the artist, which can be conveniently imported into their preferred software. For instance, an artist could effortlessly upload either a CG character model for a single shot or an entire scene via Wonder Studio, and the system would promptly identify the cuts and trace the actor’s movements throughout the sequence. Utilizing single-camera footage, the system can automatically identify the actor’s performance and transfer it to the preferred CG character, complete with animation, lighting, and composition.
The implications on that kind of time/cost savings could mean more efficient creation for filmmakers, allowing more independent artists to access graphic productions, as well as for studios to automate more and output more content.
Wonder Studio – Founded By Filmmakers
The company was cofounded by Tye Sheridan (actor/producer known for Ready Player One) and VFX supervisor/filmmaker Nikola Todorovic.
Todorovic said: “We are just filmmakers who, like many other artists in our industry, didn’t have a budget for the kind of sci-fi films we wanted to make, so we set out to make AI tools that eliminate huge cost barriers. The tools we developed have enhanced collaboration and broken through the black box we tend to see in generative AI that limits control of the finest details in each shot.”
Wonder Dynamics’ technology is already in use by The Russo Brothers on the upcoming film, Electric State, starring Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt.
Joe Russo on Wonder Studio: “[The] technology is a game changer for filmmakers, and it’s the right step towards a future in which AI can be a powerful and additive tool in an artist’s repertoire. I’m excited to see how this impacts the next generation of filmmakers.”