Reality defined?

When I first saw Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within in 2001, I was floored how fluid and realistic the characters looked. The skin textures and body behavior were spot on. Only the eyes seemed “dead” and not alive, preventing a once convincing fabrication. Apparently, the natural stare, eye movement, and blinking are difficult to reproduce even with the best models. Now take a look at this picture below of Korean actress Song Hye Kyo.

It’s all done using Autodesk 3ds Max!

Amazingly, we have reached the point where the naked eye cannot discern what is real and fictional. However, it does beg the question of what the implications will be for replicating faces and people. I have a bad intuition, we will see a torrent of commercialized goods in every corner of programming, whether it be TV, movies, and internet…

That cute little baby wearing Huggies crawling on the floor was in fact an impostor, and you won’t even know it!

Credit: Max Edwin Wahyudi, Indonesia – Making of the Korean Actress “Song Hye Kyo”

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