Friday, July 5, 2013

Ultra-realistic CGI skin simulates every pore

From The NewScientist:

SEEING isn’t always believing. At its best, computer-generated imagery (CGI) in games and films throws us into imaginary worlds where digital clones of actors can be as convincing as their human counterparts. But it only takes the tiniest imperfection for the illusion to collapse. New research could fix that, with simulated skin that is faithful down to the level of individual cells. Creating realistic faces is one of the biggest challenges for CGI – largely because our skin’s appearance is the sum of a complex interplay of tiny features and flaws. Fudge any of those factors and the CGI face comes out looking eerily wrong. “The renderings can only be as real as the input data,” says Abhijeet Ghosh at Imperial College London. “And that’s where we come in.”

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    The skin and face in general seem really good but the eyes seem less impressive than the skin.
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