3D Face Modeling Software Generates Your Visage With a Single Photo and Old Data

At Waseda University, researchers are developing a 3D face generation process that requires no special equipment. It combines 3D measurement data from thousands of faces with a single photograph to extrapolate what your features will look like, cheaply and quickly.

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The secret is in comparing "feature points" (characteristic parts of the face) with the existing data models already stored. This allows a 3D model to be quickly analyzed and created.

The whole process can be done at home using a regular PC and USB camera, but for the best, most realistic results—-highly detailed facial tone and texture—using an SLR camera is best. [DigInfo TV]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

This has some great applications in the video game world if it works correctly. I know that EA sports has tried this with their GameFace service but for me personally, that service sucked. You could use it with one photograph but it worked better if you provided it with a side view and a frontal view.