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Real-time face tracking + Projection Mapping = Face Hacking

Japanese producer and projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai colaborated with make-up artist Hiroto Kuwahara along with French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix to create this awesome video art installation entitled Omote. The title refers to the mask used in the traditional Japanese musical drama of Noh. Using real-time face tracking and projection mapping the team created a virtual mask on the face of a live mode..

The woman wears no makeup. Instead her face is covered in tiny sensors for 3D laser scanning of her features and the projection of a perfectly accurate three-dimensional facial replica making her appear as though her eyes are open when they’re really closed and that she’s wearing makeup:

Or undergoing surreal transformations straight out of anime or science fiction:

Welcome to the marvelous world of face hacking:

Watch Omote to get the full effect of this stunning project.

Then click here for even more of Nobumichi Asai’s awesome face hacking projects. We can’t wait to see how this fascinating technology is used in future.

[via Business Insider, RocketNews24 and WebUrbanist]

鳴狐 Nakigitsune

Nakigitsune is a uchigatana forged by Awataguchi Kuniyoshi, the master of Yoshimitsu, during the Kamakura period(13th century). He was unique during that period as uchigatanas were rare among the samurai class and still in developmental stage while tachis were the main weapon for cavalry warfare. Which is why he calls Kuniyoshi’s signature(銘) an exquisite mark as it is signed on the sashi-omote(差表)* side of the blade’s nakago(tail-end that goes into hilt), an indication of a uchigatana. While signatures on tachis are signed on the haki-omote(佩表)* side. Another precious point about the signature is that it bears the full name complete with the honorary title of Kuniyoshi( 左兵衛尉藤原国吉). His size is small for a uchigatana, closer to a wakizashi.

Nakigitsune is always together with his fox companion who speaks in place of him, as he is shy about talking to people. It is also an interesting play on Nakigitsune’s name, which means howling(鳴) fox(狐). Nakigitsune has never been used for battle. His resume consists of sitting in display at Akimoto’s family residence for hundreds of years and then continue to couch potato over at Tokyo National Museum. No wonder he is so shy with social interactions, since he has hardly ever stepped out into the human world, always observing from within the glass case.

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING

NOBUMICHI ASAI (PLANNER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR)
JIN HASEGAWA (CG DESIGNER - SPADE)
TAKASHI ISHIBASHI (CG DESIGNER - SPADE)
AYAKA MOTOYOSHI (PRODUCTION MANAGER -P.I.C.S.)
KOJI KOJIMA(PRODUCER)
AYA KUMAKURA (PRODUCTION MANAGER)
KAZUHIRO NAKAMURA (COLORIST - McRAY)
KENJI NAKAZONO (PHOTOGRAPHER - CREATIVE STUDIO WORKS)
KIMIHIRO MORIKAWA (PHOTOGRAPHER - SHOOTING & LIGHTING)
RHEA TOR’S INC.
DAN (STYLIST)
K.FURUMOTO (HAIR - &´S MANAGEMENT)
YUKA SEKIMIZU (MODEL - SATORU JAPAN)
SPICE (OPTITRACK MOTION CAPTURE SENSOR)
HIDEAKI TAKAHASHI (MUSIC - mjuc)
HIROSHI SATO (PROJECTOR INSTRUMENTS - AMSA)


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3d mist hologram / glitters

Prototype tech by nobumichiasai can display actual 3D animated geometric forms using lasers and mist:

[Google Translation:]

This project is a prototype for the 3d hologram installation. It is composed by 16 units of the laser projector and 16 units of PC. You can actually touch, you can be interaction. The essential idea of the world coordinates in the real space and the PC for calibration was given at the time of the OMOTE. Simple idea of fusion this virtual space and real space has the potential of universal representation. And then you can high-definition drawn in that it is a laser light source, you can also make a huge hologram. Future, and increasing the accuracy of the calibration, and to achieve homogeneity of the concentration of mist, is expected to carry out the installation to create a hologram by 100 units laser projector.

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黃 (Yellow) by Raymond Wang

At Omote-sando Station. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo. Canon EOS 1V with 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Film Ektar 100 Model: theye @ Flickr

Tree Creeping by Al Richardson
Via Flickr:
On the path to King’s Cave, Isle of Arran, Scotland. Misty and mysterious, also a great place to dodge the marauding midges… <a href=“http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=3865255008&amp;size=large” rel=“nofollow”>View On Black</a> Apparently this one made Explore, but Scout says not…confusing!

Ace Of Diamond Info Part 1

I was writing some fan-fiction on my phone and I needed their classes for the plot so I began researching and found out a lot stuff I read before but forgot to record down so I’m going to consolidate it (sort of). This might lead to more parts so be prepared.

Please help me add more tags of the other characters, I am too lazy to do it.

Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4!


Many of the information comes from Ace Of Diamond’s Wikia and I’m just pasting them on Tumblr so for the original information, please check them out! Also, there is this Japanese website for information about different anime characters so check it out too. (Website for Ace Of Diamond) 


Physical ability

  • Speed
  1. Kamiya Carlos Toshiki
  2. Kuramochi Youichi
  3. Todoroki Raichi
  4. Kondou Daiki (from Ugumori)
  5. Toujou Hideaki
  • Stamina (10km)
  1. You Shunshin (33 min 12.63 sec)
  2. Narumiya Mei (34 min 03.88 sec)
  3. Tachi (from Osaka Kiryuu) (36 min 12.33 sec)
  4. Yuuki Tetsuya (36 min 40.17 sec)
  5. Sawamura Eijun (38 min 01.98 sec)
  • Power (Back strength)
  1. Nagata Shouhei (from Seiko)
  2. Masuko Tooru
  3. Harada Masatoshi
  4. Takahiro Ōmae
  5. Miyauchi Keisuke
  • Height
  1. Maki Yousuke (195 cm)
  2. Ogawa Tsunematsu (193 cm)
  3. Takahiro ŌmaeYou ShunshinHigasa Shouji (186 cm)

You can look at for comparisons at the bottom of this page.

  • Weight
  1. Ogawa Tsunematsu (95 kg)
  2. Harada Masatoshi (90 kg)
  3. Maki Yousuke (87 kg)
  4. Yamaoka RikuMishima Yuuta (85 kg)

Offense and Defence

  • Infield defense
  1. Kuramochi Youichi
  2. Kominato Ryosuke
  3. Shirakawa Katsuyuki
  4. Hirakawa Takahiro (from Ichidaisan)
  5. Kominato Haruichi
  • Outfield defense
  1. Kamiya Carlos Toshiki
  2. Isashiki Jun
  3. Shirasu Kenjirou
  4. Miyagawa Teru (from Ichidaisan)
  5. Soyogi (from Inashiro)
  • Glove handling
  1. Kominato Ryosuke
  2. Hirai Tsubasa
  3. Takahiro Ōmae
  4. Yoshizawa Hideaki
  5. Kuramochi Youichi
  • Shoulder strength
  1. Isashiki Jun
  2. Furuya Satoru
  3. Kamiya Carlos Toshiki
  4. Miyuki Kazuya
  5. Kengo Inui
  • Game leading
  1. Takigawa Chris Yuu
  2. Miyuki Kazuya
  3. Kengo Inui
  4. Masu Shinichirou
  5. Harada Masatoshi
  • Slugger’s strength
  1. Nagata Shouhei (from Seiko)
  2. Todoroki Raichi
  3. Sano (from Seiho)
  4. Harada Masatoshi
  5. Masuko Tooru
  • Contact
  1. Kominato Haruichi
  2. Naoyuki Zaizen
  3. Akiba Kazuma
  4. Yuuki Tetsuya
  5. Kominato Ryosuke
  • Bunts
  1. Sawamura Eijun
  2. Kominato Ryosuke
  3. Shirakawa Katsuyuki
  4. Shirasu Kenjirou
  5. Seki Naomichi
  • Batting eye
  1. Kominato Ryosuke
  2. Shirakawa Katsuyuki
  3. Kondou Daiki (from Ugumori)
  4. You Shunshin
  5. Shirasu Kenjirou
  • Fighting strength
  1. Yuuki Tetsuya
  2. Sanada Shunpei
  3. Miyuki Kazuya
  4. Umemiya Seiichi
  5. Harada Masatoshi

Pitching

  • Breaking balls
  1. Amahisa Kousei (slider, forkball and curveball)
  2. Narumiya Mei (slider, forkball and change up)
  3. Tanba Koichiro (curveball and forkball)
  4. Sanada Shunpei (shootball, cutter, two-seam)
  5. Manaka Kaname (slider)
  • Control
  1. You Shunshin
  2. Mukai Taiyou
  3. Kawakami Norifumi
  4. Narumiya Mei
  5. Wakabayashi Gou
  • Speed
  1. Furuya Satoru
  2. Narumiya Mei
  3. Ogawa Tsunematsu
  4. N/A
  5. Tanba Koichiro
  • Guts on the mound
  1. Sanada Shunpei
  2. Narumiya Mei
  3. Umemiya Seiichi
  4. Sawamura Eijun
  5. You Shunshin
  • Fielding
  1. Narumiya Mei
  2. Manaka Kaname
  3. Tachi (from Osaka Kiryuu)
  4. Iguchi Yuudai (from Inajitsu)
  5. Tanba Koichiro

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Electronic Makeup - Omote Real time Face Tracking & Projection Mapping

HIROTO KUWAHARA (ART DIRECTOR & MAKEUP)
PAUL LACROIX (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / PROGRAMMER - TRANSIT DIGITAL WORKS)
JIN HASEGAWA (CG DESIGNER - SPADE)
TAKASHI ISHIBASHI (CG DESIGNER - SPADE)
AYAKA MOTOYOSHI (PRODUCTION MANAGER - P.I.C.S.)

some houses of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia…early June/12 by bevcraigwhite http://flic.kr/p/cpiqNb so many interesting houses…here are a few…and I have more ……

from the internet……


“ Colonization of Lunenburg

Although Mi'kmaq and Acadians had long resided in the area, the first formal colonization of Lunenburg began in June 1753 when a group of German, Swiss and Monbéliard French immigrants, called "Foreign Protestants” were settled here to strengthen the British presence in Nova Scotia.

The community was planned as a model town, characterized by a formal grid of streets and blocks, each with 14 house lots, and allowances for public spaces and fortifications. Outside the town limits, larger lots were also laid out for the settlers in the area still known as Garden Lots.

The town grew slowly but steadily over the succeeding years. Gradually its people, originally farmers from inland areas of Europe, turned more and more to the sea for their livelihood, becoming legendary mariners and shipbuilders. By the mid 19th century, shipbuilding, fishing and foreign trade brought increasing prosperity to the community.

Impressive Victorian homes were constructed, adding to the existing streetscapes of 18th and 19th century buildings. German customs and languages remained strong throughout the 19th century and even today, German traditions survive among Lunenburg’s people.“

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JMovie in March (Part II)

  1. Omote to Ura | March 14, 2015 | Kaname Endo, Shunsuke Daito, Chihiro Otsuka, Saori Takizawa, Mikio Osawa | Official Website | Trailer
  2. Strobe Edge | March 14, 2015 | Sota Fukushi, Kasumi Arimura, Yuki Yamada, Arisa Sato, Jingi Irie, Yuina Kuroshima | Official Twitter | Official Website | Trailer
  3. Ansatsu Kyohitsu | March 21, 2015 | Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda, Maika Yamamoto, Seika Taketomi, Mio Yuki, Kang Jiyoung, etc | Official Twitter | Official Website | Trailer
  4. Ashita ni Nareba | March 21, 2015 | Yuta Koseki, Yuina Kuroshima, Shono Hayama, Koki Ogawa, Takumi Yamagata, etc | Official Facebook | Official Twitter | Official Website | Trailer
  5. Kani wo Taberu | March 28, 2015 | Ayu Higashi, Toshiyuki Someya, Shingo Mizusawa, Hiromi Nakazato, Chiaki Taniguchi, Tomoru Akazawa | Official Twitter | Official Website | Trailer
  6. Gamushara | March 28, 2015 | Yuka Yasukawa, Nanae Takahashi, Miho Wakizawa, etc | Official Twitter | Trailer
  7. Tamako-chan to Kokkubou | March 28, 2015 | Aika Hirota, Keisuke Aku, Kotone Shiina, Keiko Horiuchi, Kanji Tsuda | Official Facebook | Official Twitter | Official Website | Trailer
  8. Wasurenai to Chikatta Boku ga Ita | March 28, 2015 | Nijiro Murakami, Akari Hayami, Yoshikazu Nishikawa, Yutaro Watanabe, Hikaru Ohsawa, etc | Official Facebook | Official Twitter | Official Website | Trailer

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‘OMOTE’, An Art Installation Featuring Real-Time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping

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OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING.