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Facial Reconstruction with Photosynth

Darius talks about the facial reconstruction done with Photosynth — “My good friend Greg happens to own a pro photo shop and he let me borrow a Canon 5D… I also talked him into letting me try and synth his head.  I work with some pretty brilliant people at Photosynth that can probably compute the math involved to know if a human face would turn out well in a point cloud. 

My Process: Greg makes a great angry woodsman face, but we decided to go expressionless in our first attempt.  Holding the same expression for several minutes could get a little tiresome. (Although my next attempt at a head-synth is going to explore dramatic expressions… I hope my model is up for the challenge.)  

The dark Pacific NW light wasn’t ideal for shooting indoors, so we sat on his front porch and shot off several dozen photos.  Because of the limited space we had on the porch I wasn’t able to fully get all the way around him, but my goal was to try and capture as much of the details of his face as possible.”

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