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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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Avatars and Identification within the Metaverse, Phase 2

Read Part 1 of this blog post from our Data Science team here.  In our previous post, we analyzed avatar aesthetics to better understand the behaviors of Roblox users. In Part 2, we continue our investigation into avatar and identity to better understand how users’ real-life identifiers intersect with their Roblox identities.  Age Age is…

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