Maps the contours of the face from a single photo to produce animated 3-D model
Big Stage Entertainment, a media technology company, has unveiled its new iStage application that offers the company’s 3-D facial modeling and personalization system for branded mobile campaigns and games on the iPhone.
Big Stage Entertainment said that iStage automatically maps the contours of the face from a single photo taken with the iPhone to produce a realistic, animated 3-D model, which is automatically inserted into branded content as part of the iStage experience.
All iStage applications include built-in share tools to email personalized images and clips to friends and family. Recipients can also post media to Facebook and MySpace via a share link on the content page accessible through the email, added Big Stage Entertainment.
According to the company, iStage can be customized into branded applications for third party use. To overcome the challenges of processing complex 3-D graphics on a mobile device, iStage employs server-based rendering that processes the data in a photo of the user to develop an animated personal digital clone, called @ctor.
Phil Ressler, CEO of Big Stage Entertainment, said: With our new iStage application, Big Stage Entertainment is extending the personalization of interactive entertainment to mobile marketers who want to connect with consumers on the go.