Enactive Avatar

Enactive Avatar is a research project initiated by Pia Tikka and running at Crucible Studio at Aalto University. The research is inspired by cinematographically human-like virtual character, here, enactive avatar of the live actress, responsive to viewer behavior in real-time. Non-verbal facial interaction is not only a crucial part of human-to-human communication that is worth research efforts in itself, but has even a range of technical applications from cinema to games and human-computer interfaces. The projecting is being produced using Unreal Engine, AgiSoft Photoscan and video manipulation softwares.