synthespian

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of synthetic and thespian.

Noun[edit]

synthespian (plural synthespians)

  1. A completely computer-generated character who appears in a film or work of a similar medium; a virtual actor.
    • 2006, Daniel Frampton, Filmosophy, Wallflower Press (2006), ISBN 1904764843, page 205:
      Final Fantasy apparently took 200 digital artists four years to make; a whole year was needed just to perfect the 60,000 hairs on the head of the heroine, Dr Aki Ross, the first photo-realistic 'synthespian' to lead a movie.

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