Machinima – or machine cinema – for those of you not in the know is the use of real-time 3D graphics engine, particularly video game engines, to create computer animation. A sort of of digital puppetry that’s gained in popularity thanks in part to Rooster Teeth’s excellent Red Vs Blue – created using Bungie’s Halo video games. Machinima garnered further attention when it was heavily utilised in South Park’s Emmy award winning â€œMake love not Warcraftâ€ episode.
If you’re a budding machinimatographer and a Playstation 3 owner then it seems the stars are aligning in your favour; A small development team called â€œLootâ€ will be releasing a Machinima tool for Sony’s current-gen beast that’ll make use of the assets in Playstation Home.
Of course with digital actors being so incredibly wooden and lacking expression â€œLootâ€ have just made Keanu Reeves obsolete.
â€œStageSetâ€ will be available within Home this week, after which you can expect a whole bunch of â€œHomeâ€ made porn.
Source : Joystiq
Video of StageSet in action after the Jump
Last Updated: May 6, 2009