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Paintings brought to life | VintFalken.com
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Paintings brought to life

November 3, 2007 3:32 pm

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Just imagine what this software could do with our humans! Not that I would want to wear the face of my human, but still… it’s very impressive. Via Flawed:Logica, and pointed out to me by Dalien.

And while we’re watching video anyway, another interesting one: Alyosha Efros on Using data to “Brute Force” Hard Problems in Visions and Graphics. Believe it or not, as a bonus, the guy is incredibly funny too.

Any task which requires automatic reasoning about the content of a photograph is … alle ยป inherently ambiguous and ill-posed. This is because a single image does not carry enough information in itself to disambiguate the world that it’s depicting. Of course, humans have no problems understanding photographs because of all the prior visual experience they can bring to bare on the task. How can we help computers do the same? Our solution is to “brute force” the problem by using massive amounts of visual data, akin to how a search engine or automatic language translator uses textual data.

In this talk, I will briefly discuss our progress on a set of challenging problems including: filling holes in images, finding and segmenting objects, recovering 3D scene geometry from an image, and inserting objects into new scenes. In each case, access to a large image database proved crucial to tackling the problem. While some examples require labeled data, others just require a very large set of images, such as our recently collected dataset of 2.3 million Flick photographs. Pretty pictures will be shown.

5 Responses to “Paintings brought to life”

Dalien Talbot wrote a comment on November 3, 2007
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The coolest part is that they need only one (!!!) picture of the target face to do all this cool stuff.

Check out also the original researcher’s site: http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~blanz/

For some other impressive stuff - check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuoljANz4EA

This is a stuff developed by the folks at CMU which allows to view the regular photo in a different “3d view”.

http://amp.ece.cmu.edu/projects/ - tons of various cool stuff, and they even have the downloads, so I suppose one can even try out these things by themselves.

Dalien Talbot wrote a comment on November 3, 2007
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(heh, and indeed the second video is from CMU :))

Vint Falken wrote a comment on November 3, 2007
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The (outdoor) photograph to a 3D image is supposed to be available to all (?) soon, as Fotowoosh is in alpha. Yet again, WindLight should have been available to all two months ago. ;)

They have some pretty neat examples of the results of using the FotoWoosh software to download which you can watch if you have a VRML plugin. But being examples, maybe the results on ‘user created pictures’ will be less good. Eitherway, can’t wait to try it out once it is in beta. =d

Garrett Larkham wrote a comment on November 5, 2007
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Imagine what Terry Gilliam would have done with this software…..actually what’s stopping him now…..oh yeah he’s gone Hollywood.

Vint Falken wrote a comment on November 5, 2007
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*googles Terry Gilliam*

Aha. Now I know (and blush severly).

I think I still prefer his version of animating paintings. =d

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