Movie Reshape software allows for very realistic body reshaping of actors. “To manipulate the image of an actor, the researchers use a mixture of bespoke and off-the-shelf software to track the silhouette of the actor’s body through a sequence of frames. They then use the software, dubbed MovieReShape, to map the silhouette onto the malleable model, after which it can… Read more →
demo fotowoosh by dkr “The big picture: Fotowoosh’s Web-based system turns flat, two-dimensional images into zoomable 3-D scenes using machine-learning algorithms that subdivide a picture into areas representing ground (green in the false-color image), vertical surfaces (arrows), and sky (circles). These surfaces are then “folded” into a 3-D model resembling a pop-up illustration in a children’s book. To examine a… Read more →
“Researchers believe the secret to making animated characters look more realistic is in the muscles. Computer animations have become increasingly realistic over the years, but a few lingering nuances still trigger our brains to recognize that a character is not flesh and blood. It’s the subtle details — a facial expression or muscle movement — that usually gives it away…. Read more →
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