You want 2 tickets to the Gun Show? Step up and body sculpt away. MovieReShape software can be manipulated to adjust an actor’s height, weight and muscle tone and make them appear more buff on screen.
Looks like a bit of fun, but for sure we will see cheaper skinny footballers manipulated to bulk up and play in the Big League.
The approach is based on a morphable model of 3D human shape and pose that was learned from laser scans of real people. The algorithm commences by spatio-temporally fitting the pose and shape of this model to the actor in either single-view or multi-view video footage. Once the model has been fitted, semantically meaningful attributes of body shape, such as height, weight or waist girth, can be interactively modified by the user. The changed proportions of the virtual human model are then applied to the actor in all video frames by performing an image-based warping. By this means, we can now conveniently perform spatio-temporal reshaping of human actors in video footage which we show on a variety of video sequences.
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