DI4D provided high-quality facial animation for a key visual effects (VFX) scene in the Blade Runner 2049 movie which won Best Visual Effects at the 2018 Academy Awards.

The Company’s DI4D PRO System was used to capture actresses Sean Young and Loren Peta on location in Budapest. Sean Young played replicant ‘Rachael’ in the original 1982 Blade Runner movie and Loren Peta took over the character in the new movie. Without the use of any markers, or makeup, DI4D captured and tracked Loren’s facial performance, delivering highly realistic facial animation for the scene.


Richard Clegg

VFX Supervisor, MPC

“Quality data capture, especially for facial performances, is an integral part of producing digital humans. Dimensional Imaging (DI4D) came through for us with Rachael on Blade Runner 2049. Their team was highly professional and very accommodating”.