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Thursday August 11, 2011

Microsoft Develops Most Advanced 3D Facial Modeling System

Microsoft's new 3D facial modeling system is pretty damn impressive, don't you think? Thanks to Marcus P. for the link!

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The researchers start by recording 3D facial performances made by an actor using a marker-based motion capture system (100 reflective dots are applied to the actor’s face). This recorded data then undergoes a facial analysis to identify a set of face scans needed to reconstruct certain facial features, and to determine the minimal set of face scans required. The scientists then use a laser scanner to capture high-fidelity facial scans. Finally, they combine the motion capture data with the minimal set of face scans.