The Art of Make-up….Without Actual Make-up?
Projecting computer graphics onto buildings or rooms to make them digitally come alive isn’t new, but how about if your canvas is a living, moving, human face? Producer and technical director Nobumichi Asai, with a team of digital designers, CGI experts and make-up artist, have used a projection technology called Omote to project make-up onto a live model’s face. Asai is no stranger to projection mapping, having worked with Subaru and other companies in the past to put CGI onto everything from cars through docks to buildings. Most of the time, however, the subject of the projection is stationary.
In the two-minute clip, the subject’s face is immersed in transformative visuals, a kind of “digital makeup,” using real-time face tracking and projection mapping. With impressive accuracy the face is scanned before becoming a series of stunning masks that work even as the face moves around. The visuals range from makeup, rouge and some eyeliner, to a full-on cyborg face with amazing animated visuals that turn the model’s face into a reflective surface.
Watch for yourself. The facial transformations that happen, one after another before your eyes, are amazing.
~ Tracey Jeffas, Account Supervisor, The S3 Agency