‘Sifu’ behind the scenes video dives into motion capture

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A look at how beat downs are animated

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Sloclap has released a video showing how Pak Mei Kung Fu was captured Sifu, It is releasing early next year.

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sifu An upcoming brawl game from the creators of Absolver. For Sifu, The team is focusing on a specific martial art: Pak Mei Kung Fu. To help bring this style of combat to life, Sloclap is working with combat choreographer Benjamin Colusi.

The latest video offers an in-depth look at how Colusi brings Pak Mei’s distinctive style into play. This was done primarily using reference video and motion-captured data. However, this data then needed to be processed into something suitable for the game. The system then allows the player to create battle choreography instead of relying on pre-prepared combinations.


Colucci says that a lot of the kung fu we see in the media is “opera kung fu” and it’s not like anyone really fights. Instead, the goal was to find a hybrid between what looks good and what is authentic. As such, Colucci’s fighting style is the inspiration for the main character’s actions. However, some situations require adaptation to the moves in order to obtain the best sense movements for the game.

The respect for Chinese culture was also emphasized that sifu based on. It includes the life and training that a kung fu student will experience. As explained in the video, the level of care extended to every part of the game, even something as small as where a training space should have a door.

sifu There will be over 160 moves in themselves, and each one needs to be reliable, effective, and beautiful. This includes situations where single mistakes can be fatal, and unfair fights seem unfair.

sifu It is set to release on 22 February 2022 for PS4, PS5 and PC via the Epic Games Store.


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