Virtual Face and other "virtual" (but real looking) photos
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: simrangambhir-ga
List Price: $70.00
11 Jul 2006 00:38 PDT
Expires: 10 Aug 2006 00:38 PDT
Question ID: 745210
I have told the marketing manager that there is no more need for photo shoots, we can get graphic designers to "mock up" real looking images for us... now i want to show examples :-) Can anyone please point me to images that have been purely made on the computer (not necessarily ray traced etc... it might have been a designer doing each pixel if that's what it takes). I want to then print out some of these "realistic looking but not real at all" images and put them up with some real photographs and see if the marketing manager can pick which ones are actual photos. I don't think we'll quite change our photo shoots - but it will go some way into enlightning us into the capabilities of technology... Would appreciate if someone can point me to some such images (realistic looking but not real) and possibly some cases of people have experimented with a similar concept. The "photos" shold include humans ... ones that include humans that seem to express some emotion on their face would be excellent.
Re: Virtual Face and other "virtual" (but real looking) photos
Answered By: hummer-ga on 11 Jul 2006 13:22 PDT
Hi simrangambhir, You'll enjoy the first two links if you haven't seen them already, it's just what you have in mind (except unfortunately, no people). A little challenge of 10 images (x2) - are they real or computer generated? Fake or Foto Version I http://www.autodesk.com/eng/etc/fakeorfoto/v1/index.html Fake or Foto Version II http://www.autodesk.com/eng/etc/fakeorfoto/index.html The following are particularly well done I think. 1) Pottery (I know you asked for people, but this one is good) http://www.graphics.cornell.edu/online/realistic/samovar.gif http://www.graphics.cornell.edu/online/realistic/ 2) Black & white young woman Viewers may find it hard to tell that this realistic image was computer-generated." http://www.jhu.edu/~newslett/03-8-01/Science/2.html 3) Scared face http://schestowitz.com/IMG/blog/scare.jpg http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/12/13/ 4) Female face http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/w_model_a.jpg 5) Female face http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/w_model_b.jpg 6) Female face http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/kindfrau_d_100.jpg 7) Male face http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/m_model_a.jpg 8) Male face http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/m_model_b.jpg 9) Male face http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/m_model_c.jpg Gallery view of faces: http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/virtuelle/virtuelle.htm 10) Time Magazine cover http://www.racialcompact.com/Time_Fall_1993.JPG http://www.racialcompact.com/nordishcrisis.html 12) Black & white face http://www.tvacres.com/images/computers_andromeda_face.jpg http://www.tvacres.com/computers_beings_andromeda.htm 13) Black & white face http://www.wiu.edu/users/sm100/pixelation/facetutorial/idealface-orig.gif http://www.wiu.edu/users/sm100/pixelation/facetutorial/index.html The following are less realistic. Faces, especially with expressions, are the most difficult to do. 14) http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40113000/jpg/_40113813_virtual_face203.jpg http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3683853.stm 15) Computer Generated People http://www.thelensflare.com/cgpeople.php 15) There seems to be a question of whether it is truly computer generated. http://www.raph.com/3dartists/artgallery/alceu_baptistao1.jpg http://www.raph.com/3dartists/artgallery/ag-ap.php?aid=348 16) http://www.trussel.com/prehist/child.jpg http://www.trussel.com/prehist/news267.htm 17) http://www.visagetechnologies.com/images/kevin_head_r.jpg http://www.visagetechnologies.com/company.html 18) http://www.mxac.com.au/MIF/ScreenFaceCloseup.jpg http://www.mxac.com.au/MIF/screenshots.htm 19) http://www.brunel.ac.uk/3518/CCNI_images/justin_obrien_image02.gif http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sssl/ssslresearch/centres/ccni/ 20) http://www.ozgurustundag.com/gallery/3D/images/MissD_Face.jpg http://www.ozgurustundag.com/gallery/3D/html/missD.htm 21) Not sure about these http://michael.casavant.us/Chill/04/PCs.htm Six more Realistic Images from Cornell, no people. Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics http://www.graphics.cornell.edu/online/realistic/ Ok, so I would say that in summary, computer generated faces is still in the early stages. Morphing may be a more viable option for you, it uses photos to generate new faces. Look here: Morphases http://www.morphases.com/editor/ Morphed faces http://www.spitting-image.net/archives/002264.html The Perception of Facial Expressions http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~andyc/perception.php Morphing Software Reviews 2006 Gold FantaMorph Silver MorphBuster Bronzxe Morpheus #4 Morph Man 2000 #5 Magic Morph #6 Easy Morph #7 WinMorph #8 Gryphon Morph #9 Morpher #10 VideoCraft #11 Morphology 101 #12 Morph Studio #13 Photomorph 2 http://morphing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ I hope you find my research more than satisfactory but if there's anything else I can provide you with, please let me know by posting a clarification request and wait for me to respond before closing/rating my answer. Thank you, hummer Google and Google Image Search Terms Used: realistic computer generated face images faux photos real fake graphics people cg cgi morphed faces morphing software
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Hi hummer, thankyou for the excellent extensive answer :-) simran.
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