Hellblade Devs Showcase Realtime Cinematography Technique, Wins Siggraph 2016 Award

By   /   Jul 28, 2016

In their latest developer diary, Ninja Theory showcase Realtime Cinematography used in their upcoming game, Hellblade. Ninja Theory has been showcasing a lot of different aspects of the game in their videos although the main focus has been on the creation of the world and the lead character, Senua.

Using the virtual human technology shown earlier, the video shows experts from Epic Games, Cubic Motion, 3Lateral and Ninja Theory working together to film a scene in real time with the lead actress in a mocap suit.

The scene is rendered alongside the shooting and then edited for finishing effects to produce a final quality within minutes instead of weeks or months which is the usual processing time when it comes to conventional game designs.

The idea behind this technology is to make motion capture as easy as it is when recording some live action footage for a tv show or a movie.

Hellblade’s team performed the scene in front of a live audience at Siggraph 2016, not only recording the entire scene but also processing and showing the finished product, which was integrated into another scene they had previously created, within a matter of minutes.

The end result was so amazing that it seemed as if it was part of the final game, produced after months of work. The team even went on to win the award for Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice tells the story of a female Celtic warrior as she travels through the underworld filled with psychotic manifestations of her own mind. The game is being developed and published by Ninja Theory for PS4 and PC.

Although there is no release date for the game yet, it is expected to launch in 2016 for both platforms. Although given that there is still no concrete release date and the game is worked on by a small developer team, it might get delayed to 2017.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now


The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More