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Metaversed’ 57 Miles reports on CyberExtruder launching an island that will get all the residents photo realistic first life like head skins. That is, if you supply a good photograph and 15 dollars. If you tag along on his guided tour tomorrow, you can even get free head a free head. Hmm, interesting, right?

My to do list:

  1. Take RL mug shot without distortion and harsh schading.
  2. Retouch RL head photograph in PS to my liking.
  3. Study SL body skin neckline.
  4. Retouch retouched RL head photograph by adding white and black spots to my RL skin carefully placing them so they match my SL skinĀ“s neckline.
  5. Drag along on the trip.
  6. Get a Second Life head skin based on my retouched version of my retouched real life photograph.

Hmmm. Sounds a bit all to weird, no? I like the idea & technology, and I think for the RL to FL and reversed business peepz this might be handy, but for me? I like my b&w spots (rarely spotted in pink&white spots nowadays), my pale, collageen lips and faulty eye lashes.

Two One positive things about this according to Vint:

  1. You get .jpg file for the head mailed to you. This means you can add make up, a tan, freckles, scars, … to your liking and just upload all the different versions. So a change of make up will only cost you 10L$. If anybody has an original .jpg file, *coughs* Mr. Miles? *coughs* I’d be glad to give it a try and promis you won’t end up looking like a panda. This also means that if you are a bit intelligent, which I assume you are if you were able to get off help island, you’ll give the CyberExtruder people a photograph without make up. Believe me if I say adding it in PS is way more easy then removing it. Ok, so the ‘editing plan’ works: proof and some more proof.
  2. If this works well, the scoreboard on ‘options to make your avatar look just like your RL you for not to much money’: SL 1, Sony’s Home 0 (as far as we know). ;-) Nvm. Camron, why do you always spoil all fun? *sobs*

7 Responses to “Photo Realistic Head Skins for the Masses”

Camron Kuhn wrote a comment on June 13, 2007
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The face mapping would be nice, but just to point out (Sony has always had face mapping so) I can guarantee face mapping will be on Home,maybe just not right away but within the first 6 months, and a lot easier using just a web cam attached to the system.

Storm Thunders wrote a comment on June 13, 2007
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Huh. So I guess they aren’t giving you a shape with your face? With all the talk of 3D facial modelling I was hoping for a mod shape. *cries*

You know those softwares that “morph” a person’s face with something else? Half woman, half cat, all NEKO!

Vint Falken wrote a comment on June 13, 2007
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Camron, thanks for putting me with my two feet back on the ground. I guess I declared victory in this battle to soon. ;)

Strorm,

As far as I knew, it was done this way:
Let software cutout the face.
Place the face over a standard 3D mesh (female/male).
Create texture.
Mail texture.

(And their site says this technique: There are certain commercially available 3D head reconstruction software systems that produce head meshes based on the projection of a preformed generic mesh of the human head onto a 2D image. Whist this method can be fast it forces the depth variable to be consistent with the generic mesh, hence the ‘z’ vertex values are always the same regardless of the input image.)

They say the do it this way:

CyberExtruder ’s software reconstruction algorithms use training data to reconstruct the human head from a 2D image. Since a single 2D image is acquired there are no scanning problems. The use of training data ensures that the depth variables are estimated and fitted to the 2D data accurately whilst the complete modelling of the camera and its relation to the head in the image removes the requirement that the head should look directly along the camera’s optical axis.

Which would make that they could easily add a function that together with the .jpg you get automatically genetered best ’slider settings’ for your head to go with the head skin. I think. *grins*

Cherowolf Redgrave wrote a comment on June 13, 2007
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This is just strictly a skin thing right? I seem to remember reading some time back that a company was offering (or going to offer) the ability to recreate our image onto our avatars. Did I just imagine that? Please help refresh my memory. Thanks.

VeeJay Burns wrote a comment on June 16, 2007
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I’ve done some experimenting as well, my result is questionable see the MindBlizzard blog

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