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This high school girl is incredibly popular online, but can you guess what her secret is?

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By Preston Phro, RocketNews24

We’ve seen a lot of Japanese high school girls who have become popular online for various reasons, from being funny to being silly to being pretty. But this girl has been getting a ton of attention online all because of a little secret that is now out of the bag. Can you guess what it is?

She is actually a 3-D computer-generated model named Saya, created by the husband-and-wife team Yuka and Teruyuki Ishikawa. They’ll be explaining the workflow for creating photorealistic models at CGWorld’s Creative Conference this year using Saya, and the character will also appear in a movie they’re currently working on, which means the model will eventually move around too. We have no idea if that will somehow break the ultra-realistic illusion of the photos, but we imagine the video will look gorgeous anyway.

The team is based in Tokyo, though most of their work is freelance and they get plenty of orders from overseas. Saya and her movie are apparently a side-project they’re working on in their free time, which somehow makes it all the more impressive.

Sources: Gogo Tsushin, Telyuka

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Nope, I didn't guess right. I thought it was another "lifelike" robot or sex doll.

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I didn't guess right either. I thought it was a boy, the specialty over at rocketnews24 ...

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I thought it was a drawing. SO I am a bit close.

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I thought she looked a bit too perfect to be honest, and the use of global illumination to soften the usual CGI lighting makes her look a lot more realistic. Very nice.

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No uncanny valley yet. Spotted that before I even read the article title.

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I knew it wasn't a real person anyway. I think the mouth gave it away.

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saw this someplace else so knew before hand... But -- is it possible for Japan to produce a real life anything other than a school girl or OL?

The obsession is creepy

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actually in the not too distant future CG actors will be common on the big screen, they dont have attitudes or egos do exactly what you tell them when you want them too, dont get old unless you want them too and theyre a lot more cheaper than moviestars.

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