Futurecast System At World Expo 2005

Posted: Mar 31 2005, 10:15am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:39pm CDT, in Other Stuff


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Futurecast System at World Expo 2005

The Mitsui-Toshiba Pavilion at the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan will feature a Futurecast system.

The Futurecast System scans visitors’ faces and heads within seconds to turn them into CG characters in the sci-fi feature “GRAND ODYSSEY”. (see image of process below)
Grand Odyssey, using full computer graphic images, is a depiction of the future of the Earth and space.
This is a quite cool system. To put your face on avatars in multiplayer games or virtual 3D chat-rooms is already common. To appear on virtual actors in a movie, when watching it is new as far as I know. Maybe I should go to the World Expo 2005 in Aichi...

More information about Futurecast:
Video of Futurecast presentation
Futurecast at 2005 Expo in Aichi press-release (pdf)
Mitsui-Toshiba Pavillion site.

Newstip: Kenneth P.

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