Projection-Mapping Gets Personal With Facehacking

Projection-Mapping Gets Personal With Facehacking

Real-time facial effects grant actors arsenal of a thousand faces

Jason Brick
  • 14 january 2015

Sorry Saw and Nightmare on Elm Street fans, ‘facehacking’ isn’t quite what you’re thinking. It could be just as exciting, though, and even alter the horror genre as we know it.

Facehacking combines face movement with 3D projection mapping in real-time. A projector casts an image onto a face while a tracker keeps that image fixed on the owner even while in motion. Think of it as a temporary tattoo made of light that can change on demand.

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