How Digital Emily Was Created
Emily O'Brien was an actress and model most known for her role as Jana Hawkes Fisher on the Young & the Restless from 2006 to 2011.
She is also widely known for being the face of Digital Emily, which was a project created to show the advanced facial imagery that could be created with computers.
Image Metrics was the company that created the technology behind Digital Emily in a collaborative effort with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies Graphics Lab.
The final results were first displayed in 2009.
With many people unable to tell that Digital Emily wasn't an actual person, it was easy to see how this technology was going to revolutionize computer graphics and gaming.