Sunday, December 23, 2018

Extracting and Animating a 2D Character

Scientists have developed software that can extract a figure from a 2D painting or photo and bring it to life. 

The computer fills in the background and animates the character, so that it can walk or run out of the picture frame. (Link to YouTube)

The software works with photos, drawings, or even Picassos. Once the computer recreates the figure in 3D space, it can create a video or even a virtual projection that can be viewed with augmented reality goggles.
Scientific Paper: Photo Wake-Up: 3D Character Animation from a Single Photo
Thanks, Dorian