For the second week’s assignment in AppNewTech, our assignment was to do something with faces. Kyle McDonald does a lot of work with faces, facial recognition, face substitution, and has a great list of resources to peruse when you have some time.
I decided to mess around with Kyle’s ofxFaceTracker addon, which requires the FaceTracker library that Jason Saragih releases to people if they email him and ask nicely. I wanted to make a symmetry mirror, which takes one half of your face, then reflects it across your face to draw the other half. Due to the way the Face Tracker library was trained (with images of faces facing slightly to the right), the effect looks a lot more distorted than I thought it would. I also made a way to toggle back and forth between reflecting the left side of the face, and the right side of the face. This is especially visible when there’s a strong lighting difference on each side of the face, as visible in the example with Stepan below:
My code is up on github if you want to check it out. You won’t be able to run it without Jason’s library though.