Japanese CGI expert Nobumichi Asai on the future of “Face Hacking”

In a presentation titled “Face Hacking,” prominent Japanese CGI expert Nobumichi Asai and a supporting team of creative developers, technicians, and makeup artists have collaborated to offer a glimpse at the progress that have been made in the fields of face tracking and 3D projection.

During the almost four-minute showcase, 3D projections altered the faces of two seated subjects with precision attributed to advanced face tracking mechanisms. As the men moved their heads, blinked and shifted their gaze, the projected robotic, skull or cheetah faces did the same. Considering the fact that the harmonized technological union can be applied to a variety of fields such as medicine, television and video games, it seems as if we are on the horizon of a new age in virtual reality.