by Mark Wilson.
With just an SLR and a Kinect, these striking, 3-D avatars come to life. So what does tech like this herald for the future of film-making?
If you’ve ever read Neal Stephenson’s postcyberpunk epic The Diamond Age, you’ll know there’s a moment where a young actress pays several years’ salary for a surgery. It places millions of dots at spots on her skin–dots that would allow computers to track the intricacies of expression in a digital realm, to allow her to act as any avatar.
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