fxpodcast #296: Real-time expression transfer – SIGGRAPH Asia preview

A remarkable evolution of realtime face tracking from a team in Germany headed by Justus Thies, a second year PhD student at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, is showing at SIGGRAPH Asia. The research looks at real-time facial expression mapping or seemingly real-time – live puppeteering of another person’s face!  In this week’s podcast we speak one on one with Justus about the team’s work and the algorithms driving this spectacular video demonstration.

The work is remarkable for its speed, accuracy and quality.

While the video of the paper has been attracting a lot of attention this week, we wanted to go behind the video and understand how the team have managed this and speculate as to the applications and implications of such an incredible technology.

Justus and the team will be presenting at SIGGRAPH Asia in Kobe Japan Nov 2- 5th.

The paper can be downloaded here.

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