Since composites of different age groups made by the
are perceived as being of different ages (see Figure 1.
below), prototypes must preserve information related to age.
The face on the left is a composite of 12 Caucasian male faces aged 20-24, on the right is a face made from 12 male faces aged 50-54. Clicking on the diagram produces a (35k) mpeg movie sequence of the average changes in male faces ageing between 22 and 52 years. A (34k) mpeg of a female face ageing is also available..
The change between two differently aged blends may be
applied to a face resulting in a increase in perceived age (an example is given
in Figure.2 below).
James Dean and Marilyn Monroe's faces before (left) and after (right) being aged with the process. (A feat Nature never managed.) The image is linked to a (88K) mpeg movie of M.M. and J.D. ageing. MPEG movies of just Monroe (35k) or Dean (39k) are also available.
information on this facial ageing and the computer process please see: