Claudio Pinhanez



HyperMask is a system which projects an animated face onto a physical mask, worn by an actor.

As the mask moves within a prescribed area, its position and orientation are detected by a camera, and the projected image is adjusted to match the mask. The lips of the projected face are automatically synchronized in real time with the voice of the actor, who also controls the face's expressions (using facial technology developed at the Morishima Lab of Seikei University). As a theatrical tool, HyperMask enables a new style of storytelling, as demonstrated in the Emerging Technologies exhibition during SIGGRAPH'99. More information is available in the paper "Hyper Mask - Talking Head Projected onto Real Object".


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