Christian Long

Paul Debevec: Animates a Photo-Real Digital Face

In TED Talks on May 4, 2010 at 5:23 am

Reflection by RYAN S.

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Paul Debevec:  Animates a Photo-Real Digital Face

Paul Debevec is a wonderful speaker and did a great job on his talk. I love technology and how advanced we are becoming with it. The video is talking about talking many different pictures of someones face, of them making different facial expressions.

Also I found it amazing how in just three seconds they took several pictures that all had different lighting on her face. Also the part where they were mentioning the polarizers, was very cool. They put polarizers on to prevent the bight flash and to block the shine on her face. They also made a picture out of the picture with the polarizers and the one without the polarizers and took the difference of the two. It’s very neat all the things that can be done with just a simple picture. I find it very fascinating that they are being able to just take a simple picture of someone and make them into a whole scene of them talking.

My question is: In the future, will the use of actors not be neccesary?

I mean, since they have come to the point where all thats needed is photographs of the person, will that replace them? Maybe all movies will become like this this. I really think that might be something we will hear more of in the future. Although, maybe not with movies, but more in video games and computer games. It seems that the video game world is already so advanced.

I look forward to seeing new tecnological advances in the near future.

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