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Real Time Facial Animation for Avatars

Facial expression is a critical step in Roblox’s march towards making the metaverse a part of people’s daily lives through natural and believable avatar interactions. However, animating virtual 3D character faces in real time is an enormous technical challenge. Despite numerous research breakthroughs, there are limited commercial examples of real-time facial animation applications. This is…

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News From GDC: Introducing the Subsequent Game Fund Recipients

In July 2021, Roblox launched a program called the Game Fund with $25 million in funding to support developers and studios in their quest to build the next generation of experiences on our platform, leveraging high-fidelity imagery and the latest technology. Today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, we introduced a first…

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Working at Roblox: Meet Max Zhang

Max Zhang is joining Roblox as a Software Engineer on the Social Communication team. He is a recent college graduate and started at Roblox as a Software Engineering Intern. Describe your experience as an intern at Roblox. What does a day-in-the-life look like for a Software Engineering Intern? I was a software engineering intern on…

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