Face Stealer: Augmented Reality Mask-App

 Youtube Direktmasks

Yahoo Japan hat eine iPhone-App für Augmented Masken veröffentlicht inklusive Facetracking und Schnickschnack. Mit dem Teil kann man sich die Gesichter anderer Leute aufsetzen und Videos davon auf Youtube posten und demnächst kann ich mich als Barrack Obama oder E.T. in Videochats ausgeben. Unendliches Troll-Potential, yay!

Die Technologie erinnert sehr an Arturo Castros Face Substitution, über die ich vor anderthalb Jahren gebloggt hatte, die auf Kyle McDonalds Open Source FaceTracker basierte. Jedenfalls nettes Spielzeug und On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.

This app includes various masks, including dogs, as defaults. You can also make masks yourself. You choose a photo of a face you like, and edit the contour and so on to make a mask.

The app tracks facial feature points, like this. It captures the movements of these feature points, in synch with the motion of your mouth and eyebrows. So it can change how your face looks by synthesizing the mask picture accordingly. A feature of this application is that it tracks in real time, even on a smartphone. We think there aren’t many apps that can track facial feature points using just the processing power of a smartphone. This can track your face even if you vary the angle a lot. It even tracks unusual expressions, so it’s fun to make all sorts of expressions with your mouth. […]

We think Face Stealer could be used to talk easily with your face hidden. For example, a man could join in video chat using a pretty woman’s face. This feature could be used in streaming too, so you could communicate your facial expression on a video broadcast, without having to show your actual face.

DigiInfo: Wear someone else’s face with the Face Stealer App for iPhone
iTunes: Face Stealer By Yahoo Japan Corp.

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