- Create a virtual room or environment that was indistinguishable from and actual photograph of the same environment.
- Create a virtual human being that looks, behaves and acts like the real thing -- oh, and do it in real time.
However, at the Game Developer's Conference currently going on in San Francisco, a motion capture company (of all people), Mova, has achieved this goal with spooky accuracy using their Contour Reality Capture System (an array of motion capture camera mapping out 100,000 polygons and mapping the texture captured directly on them), plus their Unreal Engine 3 renderer.
Check it out - then just try and get to sleep tonight:
Mova Contour Reality Capture - Gangster Demo (not real-time) from Joy Stiq on Vimeo.