The life of a motion capture actor can be tough, especially when you’re the guy capturing a scene with Sébastien Rouleau. He’s the perfect actor to take on Aiden Pearce’s “get the job done” style of fighting in Watch Dogs. Which isn’t surprising, considering Sebastian has also done motion capture for past Assassin’s Creed titles as well as Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
Watch Dogs Community Developer Nikolas Schmidt treats us to a peek behind the scenes at Ubisoft Montreal’s motion capture facility. Animation Director Colin Graham discusses the process of capturing everything from Aiden’s brutal takedowns to the simple act of getting realistic hands in pockets. If you’ve ever wanted to be a mo-cap actor, you’ll definitely want to give this a look. Even Nik gets involved. Poor Nik.
For more info on Watch Dogs, read our 61 Highlights From 30 Minutes of Gameplay feature.