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Facetracker Morphs Your Face in Real Time, Would Be Great for Chatroulette

by Hazel Chua
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I think one reason why so many people are into instant messaging and online chatting is because of the level of anonymity that it gives to the users. You can just sign on to some chatroom using a different name and a random picture on the Internet, and the users will be none the wiser. I mean, they could be doing the very same thing, for all we know.

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You can’t really be as anonymous though when it comes to video chatting, unless you wear a mask or put a paperbag over your head (but really, who does this?) or if you happen to be a developer who’s good at coding and using some readily-available C++ libraries for face tracking.

The third one is what Arturo Castro is, who developed a real-time face substitution application using openFrameworks and the previously mentioned face tracker app and face tracker library.

Arturo is able to mask his face really well, although the end result is a tad creepy. But hey, at least with this software, you’ll get your anonymity back, even though no one’s probably going to want to chat with you with a mashed-up face like that.

Oh, and here’s an equally freaky video that Arturo’s buddy, Kyle MacDonald put together using the same technology:

[via Oh Gizmo!]

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