THE MIRACLES OF SCIENCE: NOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO CREATE AN AVATAR OF ONE OF YOUR PHOTOS WITH APPEARANCE OF AN ANIME. ALL THANKS TO AN NCSOFT PROGRAM
We already become old men with a Facebook application, and now, another one is coming that will make us anime characters. All thanks to NCSoft, a company that is not only dedicated to videogames, but has other interests.
The program that its creatives have developed takes advantage of the most recent advances in computer science.
NCSOFT IS NOT ONLY DEDICATED TO DO GUILDWARS
Specifically, of the Generative Adversarial Networks or GANs, known in our language as Antagonistic Generative Networks. They are a series of Artificial Intelligence algorithms, a programming routine in which a pair of neural networks compete with each other.
The fact is that this basic concept allows the generation of photos capable of deceiving a person due to the real things they see.
This photo converter is the result of the investigations and work of Junho Kim, Minjae Kim, Hyeonwoo Kang and Kwanghee Lee, all members of NCSoft.
Recently, the company published the online code on github and did so to conduct research. According to Kim, the work was inspired by a document about Class Activation Mapping (CAM) or Class Activation Mapping.
The best two applications of effects and filters to make caricatures of your face
It is possibly the most interesting cartoon app from Google Play Store thanks to its editing possibilities. And, with it, you can customize the portrait to limits that are not usually seen in other applications. With it you not only apply a good collection of filters that change reality for a canvas and different types of brush, but you have the option to deform everything thanks to different effects. That is, everything you need to get a cartoon of yourself.
Simply download it from the Google Play Store, where you can get it completely free, and start it to give camera, storage and microphone management permissions. Nothing strange since you need the camera of the mobile to take photos and videos. Then you just have to choose if you want to deform a photo already stored in the gallery, or take a snapshot at that time. Or even record a video, since its effects are applied in real time.
Once in work, you just have to choose the cartoon style that we want in the top bar. Lumia, Sketch, Cartoon, Paint … there is a good variety that changes between brushes and media. Then you can play with the sliding bars to adjust the brightness or deformation. And, of course, there is the deformation collection. This is the grace of the Cartoon Maker. And is that the variety to change the proportions of your face are not few. Then you just have to choose if you want to take a photo or video of the result. And ready.
MomentCam, the application that turns you into a cartoon
With a simple procedure, the application allows you to share your cartoons with friends on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
The company Hightalk Software Corp., launched the MomentCam app, a free application for Android and Apple, which is causing a furor and becomes viral on social networks, as it transforms the user’s photographs into a nice drawing. It offers different situations and filters to entertain for hours playing with all possible combinations. However, its popularity does not lie in this, as it is not the first time that such an application is created, but in the way in which MomentCam arrived on the world stage.
The app was launched by the Chinese studio in the Apple Store and Google Play stores last November; however, it was word of mouth comments and viral advertising that made the English version of MomentCam popular in the rest of the market in early 2014.
DO YOU WANT TO HAVE A NICE AVATAR ANIME STYLE ?
What this does is analyze an image and separate it into layers, using discrete points of interest to classify the most important elements. If he took pictures of a dog and cat, he would not consider his fur, but elements that stand out like his eyes or ears.
It proceeds in the same way with the human face, and that is using an algorithm called Adaptive Layer-Instance Normalization (AdaLIN).
That is, Adaptive Standardization of Layer Instance. The software created by this NCSoft team not only allows a person’s face to suffer from a “smoothing” similar to that of an anime character.
It can also be used to convert images of horses into zebras, normal images in paintings by the famous Vincent van Gogh, and even cats into dogs. But there is a problem.
At the moment this software cannot be executed by a mobile. It takes a powerful computer to run it. Although we think that someone with a system focused on video games might well try.