Your question reminded of the James Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only",
and the "Identigraph"! This technology allowed Bond (with the help of
'Q') to construct the villain's face from scratch using a few key
strokes, and then match the face against files from the Suretee,
Interpol, Mossad, CIA and the West German Police. Here's a link to
this shot in the movie, (just for fun):
In answer to your question, I have found a few possibilities for you..
"Police are using Australian technology to take a missing child's
photograph and show how that child would look 20 years later. They can
also transform a criminal's mug shot to show how the criminal looks
years after a crime. An Australian company, Vision Control
International, has developed these technologies for use around the
world in forensic science."
"Vision Control specializes in the design and implementation of total
solution computer graphics systems, custom software development, and
other specialised graphics related hardware and software, including
custom three dimensional web page and database design. Two products
for the Law Enforcement and Security market are: FACE - a computerised
facial indenification system used to create facial images from witness
descriptions, for ageing missing persons, for facial reconstruction,
and for facial matching. SHOE - a shoe sole identification system used
to identify shoe types from latents left at crime scenes."
I am guessing you are not in the Security Market, so i doubt this
option would be suitable for you, but i have included the company's
details (below), in case you are interested in contacting them.
Vision Control International
20 Powell Street
SOUTH YARRA, VIC, 3141
Phone: 61 3 9277 5007
Fax: 61 3 9277 5018
Ms Martha McKelvey, Product Manager
There is a program available that can be used to show you how you may
look in the future - it is called "Photostyler". Here is a link to a
file that explains how this can be done in a realistic and scientific
"Manipulating Facial Appearance Through Age Parameters" (.pdf)
"Manipulating Facial Appearance Through Age Parameters" (HTML)
"Requirements for PhotoStyler are at least an 80386 IBM-compatible
with 6MB RAM, Windows 3.1 or higher, at least 20MB of free disk space,
a mouse, and a VGA card. It is recommended, for best results, that you
have an 80486 or Pentium with 8MB or more of RAM, a 200MB or larger
hard disk, and a 24-bit graphics adapter card.....Suggested retail
price is $795 with mail order prices averaging $399. Upgrades are $146
411 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104-2871
Phone: 206 622-5500.
There is also another program which is currently being developed by
the Psychology department of St. Andrews University (in the UK). The
software is currently unavailable for all but a limited number of
close research collaborators, although a commercial version will be
available in the near future. You can find out more here:
If you are interested in a research collaboration, or would like to be
informed when a commerical version of this software is available, you
can contact the department via email:
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