Labels

Cool (68) Geeky (64) Kitschy (36)

Saturday

Impersonate a Celebrity with Web Cam Performance Capture Puppetry

Okay, can you do a celebrity impression but you don't look exactly like them? Well, now you can look like them too.  This software allows you to sample gestures and facial movements of whomever you like, then puppeteer their face by using your own facial expressions captured by a web cam. Don't wait till April 1st to skype your brother as Cameron Diaz.

And to see something really different, the video below ends with a celebrity unintentionally controlling another celebrity.  Cameron IS being John Malkovich.  Just watch it.
 
From the website - Given a photo of person A, we seek a photo of person B with similar pose and expression. Solving this problem enables a form of puppetry, in which one person appears to control the face of another. When deployed on a webcam-equipped computer, our approach enables a user to control another person’s face in real-time. This image-retrieval inspired approach employs a fully-automated pipeline of face analysis techniques, and is extremely general—we can puppet anyone directly from their photo collection or videos in which they appear. We show several examples using images and videos of celebrities from the Internet. 

grail.cs.washington.edu/malkovich/
Share

No comments: