> As for the "chara-den", your furry avatar moves only when you press
> and has a very limited number of expressions. Also, is it considered good
> manners to not show your face when your partner shows his/hers ?
> In the Internet world, it is not always well accepted. Mobile manners
> can be different, though.
> A solution could be to use face-recognition to animate a character or a
> human-like avatar, which would provide much flexible expressions.
> Maybe just a matter of time before this happens...
> -- Benjamin
Pulse Entertainment at www.pulse3d.com has a product that takes a picture of
a person and animates the mouth, synching it with the spoken word and some
body movement. It doesn't use much bandwidth either. It looks much better
than a cartoon to me.
Received on Thu Oct 28 18:35:55 2004