The video below is featuring a computer-generated replica of actress Emily O’Brien’s face at high-definition resolution. The Image Metrics process takes a captured video and automatically applies the facial parameters to animation. Precise colors and characteristics can be calculated (and manipulated) at hundreds of measurements per square millimeter. The resulting CG models provide unprecedented detail of natural facial expressions - down to skin pores and fine wrinkles - with perfectly aligned shading information that allows photo-real faces to be rendered under any illumination and viewpoint.
Be ready for the next Hollywood revolution; actors will be able to act forever, whithout plastic surgery.
A similar technology that recreates a 3D face from a photo or painting is demonstrated below:
image-metrics.com | studiopendulum.com | mpi-inf.mpg.de/~blanz/ | via: animationmagazine.com
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