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News Webcam tech gives real-time makover

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    a light at the end of the tunnel... finally everyone can use a webcam and they are no longer restricted to the good looking people...

    oh wait... i got along for years without one just fine, now they just need to find a reason why to buy one at all:D
     
  3. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    chatting to lonely housewives... lol

    thats a good one.
     
  4. TreeDude

    TreeDude New Member

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    I wonder how much horse power software like this needs.
     
  5. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I dont know but this is old. There are som plugins for the video of msn where you could do that. My brother uses it somethimes for over 2 years (its all gimmick for a few minutes lol and then it gets boring) you have scars overlays for you face, can look like a alien, can have big ears or a punched blue eye, a clowns nose, glasses and even look like gordon Freeman (that was funy)

    So nothing new.. move along.. nothing to see.. move along...
     
  6. -EVRE-

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    what was it called? I'd like a link! :D
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    I think Gareth's WoW idea is something that does hold merit, especially if blizzard implements it in the game engine itself
     
  8. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Looks like another way for people to completely disconnect from reality.... Become your character, live a virtual life.

    Come on people, go socialize in the real world. Much more interesting.
     
  9. metarinka

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    my friend translated, only thing worth adding is that it monitors 100 points on the face in real time to add the effects. I would assume such a setup would need a hi resolution web cam and good lighting/setup. Not to mention such a setup would like eat up considerable processing power and bandwidth.

    it seems interesting but not wholly practice now until hardware catches up.

    I could see similar software principals used in tv and film to virtually make up actors faces or touch up blemishes in a lot less labour intensive process, it could be even applied to live tv for all sorts of interesting applications.
     
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    This tech is currently under internal dev and test. Hard to predict it's reqiurement on hardware.
     
  11. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    YAY!

    Now I can rob a bank with my Avatar!!!!!! :clap:
     
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