My side project that is attempting to get as realistic an avatar as possible of my own appearance has been a partial success so far but still looks a little too freaky for a primary skin. I'm going to continue to perfect that technique before using it. It looks like the best way to map an actual face onto an avatar is to use a blend of original high quality digital photos and Photoshop techniques over a precise template. It's the joins between the photo layers that are particularly hard to get correct and are very much dependent on the avatar's final shape. These will always have to be custom made jobs.
These are some shots of
05 January 2008
Milton Gets A New Avatar
With a couple of media appearances looming and Milton's old Avatar looking a bit shabby I decided to go for a new look which proved to be an education all of itself. After trying out several looks (including a skeleton and a chimpanzee) I decided to go for a very smart professional look.