Physical Face Cloning Will Make Animatronic Characters More Real

By: Marina Rotharmel - Published: Sep 8, 2012 • References: disneyresearch and designtaxi
Physical Face Cloning is going to bring a whole new element to how one enjoys Disney movies. This process is currently being developed by the company through its research team in Zurich, Switzerland. The process would make animatronic characters look even more like real human beings.

The company starts the process by scanning a 3D image of someone's face and trying to match it exactly with their shape, skin elasticity and even wrinkles. It would capture different images from side to side, as well as varying facial expressions.

Visitors to the park will hardly be able to tell the difference between these characters and real theme-park employes. The YouTube video provided by the designers gives a better understanding of how the process works.