It all kicked off about 2 months ago when Kyle McDonald posted ‘FaceOSC’, a tool for prototyping face-based interaction. The oF wrapper Kyle created is built on non-commercial open source FaceTracker code from Jason Saragih. Kyle included an example oF app with the ofxFaceTracker addon for openFrameworks which can be downloaded here.
Then few days ago, Arturo Castro carried on the work by exploring different face substitution techniques. Using the same library, mesh obtained from a photo is matched to his own face in the video. Applying some color interpolation algorithms from Kevin Atkinson’s image clone code: methodart.blogspot.com/ gives it the blending effect that can be seen in the final footage.
Now only few minutes ago, Kyle posted this video, named “Scramble Suit” inspired by fictional technology from Philip K. Dick’s 1977 novel, “A Scanner Darkly”. It’s effectively a cloak that hides the identify of the wearer by making it impossible to describe or remember them. Kyle points to an excerpt here.
Very exciting bunch of face tracking experiments. Looking forward to see what come next…