People, it seems, have an emotional reaction to things that look almost but not quite human. There are theories as to why but regardless of the reasons, it’s been a challenging barrier to using photo-realistic computer-generated humans. Something the entertainment industry has been chipping away at for a while.
The makers of Mug Life have released an iOS app that can look at a 2D image of a face and then animate it in three dimensions. The results are eye-opening.
“This innovative technology featuring deep neural networks marries decades of video game expertise with the latest advances in computer vision.”
Technical advancements in this area are accelerating.