Another amazing step forward in facial animation:
"With Emily, Image Metrics has proven that reality in facial animation is not only achievable sooner, but more efficiently, than many in the entertainment industry originally thought. When we first started working on Emily, our goal was to create an exact replica of the real actress Emily O'Brien. Why? Because there was no other way to determine how close we had come to reality if we did not replicate a "real" person. Judging from the reaction of people at SIGGRAPH 2008, and the hundreds of media hits, we've come pretty close to the mark."