MotionPortrait Animates Still Photos

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MotionPortrait’s software is being designed for video game and social networking applications.

A Japanese company has developed software to create your still images into walking, talking video characters.


Sep. 18, 2007 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

It sort of creeps me out when photos have eyes that follow you around. Now MotionPortrait is adding that and then some.

This software takes your still images and turns them into 3-D that can be animated, synced with sound, and another things that are probably totally unnecessary. In other words, you can add a smile to those portraits—whether your subjects want it or not.

Supposedly the technology is designed for things like video games and social networking. As if the web wasn’t a scary enough place.

Ubergizmo has a super-creepy video. I’m afraid to sleep in the dark now.



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