Alan Wake

Third Person Action Thriller (PC/Xbox360)

When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A Dark Presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love.

I was tasked with the facial mocap pipeline for Alan Wake. We did use Captive Motions proprietary Embody technology. My responsibilities were:

  • Leading a 5 person team
  • Building a pipeline from which the mocap data can be applied and motion edited with ease
  • Maxscripts, designed to the needs of our motion editor team
  • Controlling and correcting facial animations
  • due to the beta status of the Embody Technology I also helped the development of the tools with daily reviews and suggestions to the programmer team