How to make a face look younger or older in realtime?


#1

Hey guys,
I’m working on a project in which I want to make a face appear younger and make it age over time. I want this to happen in realtime by using a webcam and Openframeworks. I’m fairly new to Openframeworks so I don’t really know what my best option is to achieve the result I want. I was thinking of using the ofxFaceTracker addon which I than use to create a baby-like face as an overlay which slowly fades into an old and wrinkly face. I’ve never worked with the ofxFaceTracker addon before, so I don’t really know how it works and what all the possibilities are.

I hope that you guys could maybe help me with finding the right tools and how to use them.
Thanks!


#2

Rather than starting with face tracking, I’d start with static images and figure out what strategy you will use to algorithmically age a face. There are more classic blending techniques (a wrinkly texture gets blended with a face - there are many apps that do this sort of thing) or newer AI techniques that “learn” what older or younger faces look like and act as a filter. You might look at the blending techniques used in


etc.