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Deface : AS3 Face Detection BASED on OpenCV

As my previous post about MariLena (openCV port to AS3), I made more research about it and found this project Deface, which is pretty much the same as MariLena, except that this is not a port of openCV, as the developer says “it’s written from scratch”. so far it’s using Haar cascade file as OpenCV.

I haven’t tried it that much, here is an example : LiveExample
It seems to be a bit slower that MariLena, but I wouldn’t be sure at all

MariLena : OpenCV port to ActionScript 3 (AS3 / Flash)

I dreamed about it, they finally did it ^^.

A crazy guy named Ohtsuka Masakazu have ported the face detection part of OpenCV to AS3 and added the source code named Marilena to the Spark Project a few weeks ago (can’t believe I haven’t notice before today)

Mario Klingemann from Quasimondo.com already made some optimization (see his blog)

I made some test today with a stupid texture, starting from Mario’s webcam example and that’s just fun !!! Well yes, it’s still slow (15 fps on a good computer), but this is just the beginning as I believe that a lot of optimization can still be done, and so what anyway ? It’s flash, it’s everywhere, nothing to install, the fun is there without downloading anything. I really believe in it ! Now with this and FLARToolKit (ARToolKit port to AS3), augmented reality and computer vision is really getting into Flash for sure, and it’s going to give to the community some great opportunity !! I’m looking forward about it

Please, have a test at Mario’s example here

and take also a look at what they did at Squidder.com


Realtime Face Detection in Flash from squidder on Vimeo.

For more info, check out http://www.squidder.com/2009/02/26/realtime-face-detection-in-flash/

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[My Work/Job] YouUp : Finally Out (kind of)

YouUp is a Ubisoft’s project, which I’ve been working on for the past 3 years. First as CG Artist / R&D with the real-time tracking technology and the internal 3d engine, also as Modeler/Mapping for the first assets we have made and finally as a TD Artist (designing features, tools, workflow, techniques, assets production pipeline, training graphic team, and so on).

It’s been a long way since then, this is the really beginning of this kind of technology, a lot more will come out of our work beside youup (so I hope).

For now you can download YouUp Windows Live Messenger version, which is a special version we brought with a Microsoft paternship. Download it here : http://www.ilovemessenger.fr/youup

You can also watch this interview (it’s in french, but you can only watch it, what they say is not that important, I appear in the end, that’s the important part :D )

You Up: la nouveauté révolutionnaire sur MSN – Nouvel Obs
Ubisoft propose de rendre MSN plus ludique en transformant son visage en temps réel pendant les t’chats. “YouUp” est téléchargeable gratuitement sur www.ilovemessenger.fr/YouUp.

R.I.P. Flight Simulator :'(

Microsoft Confirms Aces Closure

Studio responsible for Flight Simulator shut down amidst layoffs.

US, January 23, 2009 – Microsoft has confirmed the closure of Aces Game Studio, the internal development studio responsible for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Flight Simulator is one of the company’s oldest product lines, stretching back more than 20 years. The closure came amidst the company’s first major layoffs in its history, announced on Thursday. Approximately 5,000 Microsoft employees will be laid off; around 1,400 were cut immediately, with the remainder to but cut over the next 18 months.

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FreeTrack (a Track IR like Open Source)

“FreeTrack is a free optical motion tracking application for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License. …

Head motions are tracked with six degrees of freedom (6DOF), specifically; yaw, pitch, roll, left/right, up/down and forward/back. …”

This is a really cool application that I use with Flight Simulator. It’s exactly like the commercial product Track-IR but it’s totally free and open source. All you have to do is build your cap the way you want. you have all the information on how to do it on the website, a great community to help you on the forum (and I think some people can build one for you if you ask :) )

You really should take a look at it ;)

More videos : http://www.free-track.net/english/multimedia/video.php

Compatible Games : http://www.free-track.net/english/freetrack/liste-titres-compatibles.php

The Website : http://www.free-track.net/english/