Face tracking and animation system transforms models' faces

Share this on social media:

A Japanese producer and technical director, Nobumichi Asai, has created a system that projects animated images onto a person's face to transform the model with futuristic effects. The system, called Omote, uses real-time face tracking to map a projection onto a model's face.

Omote can project digital makeup and cosmetics onto the face, as well as transform the model’s appearance with various futuristic effects.

The system first scans the face with a laser, while discrete markers placed on the skin allow the camera software to track where the face moves. In this way, the animation can be projected onto the face in real-time as the person moves their head.

It is unclear how quickly the system can operate in terms of how fast the model can move their head, but the detail and accuracy of the effects in controlled conditions is superb.

For a video showing the capabilities of Omote, click here.

Related Stories

Taking lasers to the movies

Recent News

18 March 2021

CEA-Leti scientists have developed a lensless, infrared spectral imaging system for medical diagnostics. It plans to commercialise the technology through a start-up

18 February 2021

Researchers in Southampton, UK and San Francisco have developed a lidar sensor that could pave the way for low-cost, high-performance 3D imaging

10 February 2021

The firm's Lacera technology delivers greater than 90 per cent quantum efficiency and low noise architecture with up to 18-bit readout

09 February 2021

French firm New Imaging Technologies has joined the effort to produce SWIR image sensors with smaller pixels