Project Otome: Digital Make-up

Project Omote - live 3D video projection on face -thefilmbook-

The video from Project Otome demonstrates the scanning of a model’s face, then a live projection of video of different make-up styles on the face, as well as weirder CGI renderings. The technical accomplishment is the ability to match the video to the face as it moves in real-time.

Otome is a collaboration between Japanese media artist Nobumichi Asai, makeup artist Hiroto Kuwahara & French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix.

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING from something wonderful on Vimeo.

The effect is stunning and brings to mind one of my favorite works of my friend Michael Naimark, Displacements, where he painted a room white, then rotated a film projector in its center that “painted” the white furniture and walls with colored images of themselves.

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links:

video on vimeo

Tech Times: Omote face tracking and projection mapping system is amazingly creepy: Here’s why
Nobumichiasai web site
naimark.net: Displacements

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30. August 2014 by benjamin
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