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Can Makeup Become Electronic? Projection Mapping a Model’s Face

in Filmmaker Videos
on Aug 24, 2014

We know that electronic actors are on the horizon, but what about electronic makeup? Technical producer and director Nobumichi Asai has projection mapped on buildings, cars and other physical objects, but in this concept video he maps in real time onto the human face.

Writes Chris Davies at Slashgear:

It’s the incredible handiwork of a team led by Nobumichi Asai, which brings together digital designers, CGI experts, and make-up artists. Combined, they create what seems to be the electronic equivalent of makeup.

Technical details are scant at this stage, unfortunately. Judging by the video, however, there’s an initial scanning stage – in which presumably the contours of the model’s face are mapped – and then the graphics are overlaid and manipulated in real-time to follow.

Previously at Filmmaker: “Watch How Lighting Changes a Face.”

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