Xbox 360 Camera Caught On Camera!

The folks over at Xbox360 Fanboy were lucky enough to receive images from the recent “Xbox Live Camera Demo Station” at Microsoft’s XFEST event. These are not just photos of the camera attachment from several angles, but shows it in action! Inside you’ll see detailed photos of a feature called “digimask”. The revolutionary facial mapping software for the Xbox 360. All will be revealed to you by pointing your mouse to “Full Article” and clicking as hard as you can!
The folks over at Xbox360 Fanboy were lucky enough to receive images from the recent “Xbox Live Camera Demo Station” at Microsoft’s XFEST event. These are not just photos of the camera attachment from several angles, but shows it in action! Inside you’ll see detailed photos of a feature called “digimask”. The revolutionary facial mapping software for the Xbox 360.

“One use was for general video chat via the Dashboard. You can see how the camera digitizes the image and create a real time cell-style ‘drawn’ version. Kind of an interesting effect, most impressive was just the video quality and refresh rate.”

“Another slick use was with a piece of software called Digimask. With Digimask the user takes a head-on and profile shot of their face then, using some basic icons, defines the characteristics of their head.”

“Things like wearing a baseball cap, having a pony tail, long hair, basic shape features, etc.. Once you have a rough shape of your face the 360 spends a couple minutes processing it all and voila, instant in-game character of your own likeness.”

“The whole process takes less than 5 minutes with very good results. You cannot see it animate in the photos but you can open and close the mouth, wiggle the ears, and move the rest of the face around in realtime.”

“The last use they showed was a tank style game where you could see your opponent mapped onto the console of the tank. It’s some wacky chick in the picture.”

According to their source, the camera is expected to be available in fall. I have to say, the feature of having your face three-dimensionaly in a gaming environment is quite exciting, however if Sony pulls through to have this Sony Product in the PS3 console for their IP camera, digimask won’t be so exciting.

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