The Future Of Digital Facial Enhancement

The future of facial enhancement in film will be digital, and fairly creepy…at least according to this video by Nobumichi Asai, which demonstrates the latest in digital makeup technology called Omote. 

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Omote combines face tracking technology, motion capture concentrated on facial points rather than the whole body, with a digital image projection that changes and moves along with the face in real time. 

It's fascinating to watch the facial projection change along with the soundtrack, and the video really shows the potential applications for this kind of digital facial enhancement in film, but how will this new technology affect those famous Hollywood faces? Only time will tell...

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And she moves very slowly and carefully, indicating that the tracking software can't quite keep up with normal speed movements...

Unless both of those were done purely to give the audience a better chance to see the impressive digital mapping they were doing. What they did show, especially that second reflection scan, was amazing. I expect this will show up in some pop star's concert in the near future.

A longer tech demo with more projectors (360 coverage instead of the front-only they had here), more time with the eyes open, and the model moving at normal human speeds, would be truly awesome.
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