The UK’s Daily Mail featured a set of digital tools by Ari Shapiro of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues that will allow anyone to scan and animate themselves in just four minutes.
Shapiro, who led the project along with Evan Suma and Andrew Feng, explained that the researchers plan to make the software free for the public, to open the door for creativity.
‘We’re giving everyone the ability to scan and animate themselves for free,’ Ari Shapiro, head of the Character Animation and Simulation research group said.
‘We’re trying to foster innovation,’ Shapiro said.
The Tech Times also covered.