A Japanese company has created movie “makeup” that can be applied instantly and changed without a break – by effectively turning a face into a projection screen.
Omote’s technology works in a similar way to the motion capture used in many games. As CNET explains:
Taking his inspiration from the Noh mask, Asai first laser-scanned his model’s face and created a 3D mesh. This formed the basis of the projection map. Discreet dots placed on the model’s face allow motion tracking so that her face can be transformed, from makeup, to an animated cyborg face, to abstract patterns shifting and changing as she moves her head.