Face Substitution Technology

#Technology

Sat, Sep 24th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Here's two pretty amazing videos by Arturo Castro showing demos for face substitution techniques.

As Arturo explains:

This is a technical demo for face substitution technique. The application works in real time and it's developed using the opensource framework for creative coding openFrameworks: openFrameworks.cc

Most of the "magic" happens thanks to Jason Saragih's c++ library for face tracking web.mac.com/​jsaragih/​FaceTracker/​FaceTracker.html. The face tracking library returns a mesh that matches the contour of the eyes, nose, mouth and other facial features.

That way the mesh obtained from a photo is matched to my own face in the video. Applying some color interpolation algorithms from Kevin Atkinson's image clone code: methodart.blogspot.com/​ gives it the blending effect that can be seen in the final footage.