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Hopefully you watched the video above before reading this. If you didn’t, then here’s a spoiler: the face in that video is not human. 

But you watched the video, so wasn’t a surprise for you.  That video came from Chris Jones, an Australian animator. While the second half of the video breaks the face and hand down to wire frames, you can head over to his site or his YouTube channel to see his portfolio, which is highly recommended. The man does impressive work.

The video is impressive as it seems that digital animation, with the right tools and equipment, has made it across the Uncanny Valley. The Uncanny Valley refers to robots that are human like, but the aesthetics are off enough to cause uncomfortable feelings in some people.  That’s a simplified explanation, but you get the point.  You can read about the Uncanny Valley here.

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