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Sunday
Oct282007

Face Animation from Single Images

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Volker Blanz of the University of Siegen and co-workers have developed software which can produce fairly convincing animations of a person's face based on a single image of that person.  They map the image onto a computer model of an average human face and then use that to produce the animation.   As an exercise they have animated a few old paintings: the results can be a bit Pythonesque.  Speech animation of old paintings is more interesting, but his technology begins to becomes a little bit scarey when they start adding speech to video images of people.  You can no longer believe anything you see on video.  More details can be found here.

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Cool!
October 31 | Unregistered CommenterAydin

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