You know that saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Well, it has just got a whole new meaning. D-ID has introduced a new tool that makes your picture actually say those thousand words. It adds motion and sound to your portraits, so they become creepily realistic talking heads.
After Deep Nostalgia, here’s another tool that lets you animate your still images. Tokkingheads lets you choose a photo or avatar, merge it with a video to copy the moves from it, and even add audio to your creations. It’s a bit less impressive than Deep Nostalgia, but more fun and interactive… and I got totally hooked to playing with it!
MyHeritage has introduced some interesting tools that add a new dimension to your old family photos. It offers colorization and image enhancement, and both are AI-powered and available at a click of a button. Now there’s Deep Nostalgia, a new tool that lets you animate your photos. I tried it out, and I’m not sure whether I’m more impressed or freaked out by it.
Before we jump into this blog post if you haven’t already read how I do drone light paintings horizontally in the sky be sure to check this out here. If you have done that already (or don’t wanna read something else) get ready to have your socks knocked off because we are flipping them into vertical space and animating our light paintings all with stop motion.
With over 13 million photographs belonging to its collection, The Library Of Congress is one of the most extensive anthologies of images in the world. Many of the royalty free photos in the collection are old, bygone relics from times long ago passed that have been, for the most part, forgotten about. That is until an inventive director and designer by the name Kevin Weir had the notion to take some of the black and white images and breathe new life into them by turning them into some awesome, albiet a little creepy, GIF animations for a project he’s dubbed, The Flux Machine.
Imagine taking a single photograph of an object and being able to bring that lonely image into editing software that would allow you to turn the object around 360°, revealing all its sides which the camera never even saw. Software that would let you take a single picture (just one frame) of an origami bird and still allow you to turn the bird around, flip it over, even animate it as though you had many photos of the bird from every angle….
Sounds pretty cool, right? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University thought so, too. The researchers are actually working on a piece software that will allow us to isolate certain objects in our photographs and apply some wicked 3D manipulations to them. And, as it turns out, they are already doing some really cool photo edits with it.
But, how do they do it? Check out this quick video clip for an inside look of the software at work (spoiler alert: the camera doesn’t actually see the unseen…)[Read More…]