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This Crazy Tech Can Turn Anybody in a Photo Into a Moving Animation

Photo Wake-Up is a research project by Chung-Yi Weng, Brian Curless, and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman of the University of Washington. Per their paper’s abstract: We present a method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo. E.g., the character can walk out, run, sit, or jump in 3D. The key contributions of this paper are: 1) an application of viewing and animating humans in single photos in 3D, 2) a novel 2D warping method to deform a posable template body model to fit the person’s complex silhouette to…

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These Tattoos Look Like Patches Embroidered Into Peoples Skin

Eduardo ‘Duda’ Lozano is an amazing tattoo artist from São Paulo, Brazil who has become famous for his incredible embroidery-style tattoos that look like patches have been sewed directly onto people’s skin. In an interview with Tattoo Life, Lozano says he started tattooing in 2002 under the mentorship of his friend, Claudio Botta. He also mentions that the secret to his embroidery-style patch tattoos is a growing knowledge of light and shadow. While Lozano has gained popularity for his signature style, the artist hopes to eventually focus on hyperrealistic tattoos,…

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Windblown Snow Makes Flat Farmland Look 3D From Above

Photograph by hoerr on reddit In this fascinating aerial photo, flat farmland in Eastern Colorado appears 3-dimensional after passing winds blew the snow around. The photo, which appears to be taken from an airplane, was shared on reddit by user hoerr earlier this week. For those interested you can find a larger resolution here. via hoerr on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/01/windblown-snow-makes-flat-farmland-look-3d-from-above/

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An Infinity Earth Puzzle With No Edges or Fixed Shape (12 Photos)

Puzzle by Nervous System Nervous System has designed this incredible 442-piece, infinity puzzle of Earth with no edges or fixed shape. Infinitely configurable, this puzzle is based on photographs from NASA’s Earth Observatory and transformed into an area-preserving icosahedral map projection with the topology of a sphere. Made from laser cut, custom birch plywood, this amazing puzzle is available by Nervous System directly on their website. Learn more about the puzzle design below. For a more detailed explanation of the design check out this blog post by Nervous System. [via…

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Theres an Annual Light Festival in Prague and It Looks Amazing

© Marek Madensky For the last 5 years, the SIGNAL Festival of Lights has been largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, drawing over 2 millions attendees to Prague since its inception. This year’s festival, which ran from October 11-14 featured over 20 installations; most of which were site-specific, light and 3D projection mapping projects, often combined with audio. They were installed in the downtown neighborhoods of Karlin, Centrum and Vinohrady. The size and scale of the installations are hard to convey online. It’s a true sensory overload, a shared…

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Double Exposure Murals That Show Multiple Artworks with 3D Glasses

Insane51 is an incredible street artist from Athens, Greece that has garnered worldwide recognition for his ‘double exposure 3D style’ murals that show different artworks when viewed through the red/blue lenses of 3D glasses. Part of the Sake Tattoo Crew, Insane51 travels the globe, painting walls around the world at various street art festivals and exhibitions. To see more amazing works check out his Instagram page, @insane51   Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by @Insane51 on Instagram Artwork by…

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Artist Draws With Charcoal and Flour

A Sri Lankan artist (name unknown) has been generating buzz with his 3D drawings using only flour and charcoal. The temporary works use ‘forced perspective‘ to give them the 3D feel, meaning they need to be viewed from a specific angle to achieve the 3D effect. Viewing from other angles and the image will appear stretched and distorted. If you enjoy this kind of art be sure to check out our previous art posts that use forced perspective! [h/t/ reddit] Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/08/artist-draws-with-charcoal-and-flour/

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You Gotta See the Before Pic to Really Appreciate This Mural

Artwork by CitéCréation At 40 Boulevard des Canuts in Lyon, France you will find this incredible trompe-l’Å“il mural by the French artist collective, CitéCréation. First completed in 1987, the monumental work has been updated several times since. However, to truly appreciate the impact and difference the mural has made you must see what the wall looked like before the artists gave it, its dramatic face lift. Trompe-l’Å“il (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist…

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Artist Transforms Walls Into Giant 3D Specimen Boxes for Butterflies

Mantra is an artist currently based in Metz, France. In an ongoing series of murals, Mantra has been going huge on the sides of buildings, creating 3D specimen boxes for butterflies. The artworks have been popping up around Europe in cities in Spain, Austria and France in the last year alone. To see more artworks by Mantra check him out at the links below! [via Colossal] MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram MANTRAFacebook | Instagram Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/10/3d-butterfly-specimen-boxes-by-mantra/

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