Advances in 3-D Computer Imaging: Can You Spot the Humans?

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A few weeks ago, Japan was shocked when the newest singer of girl band AKB48 turned out to be fake.

She was a computer-generated model from the facial features of the six other AKB48 members.

We found a bunch of 3-D designers who create "fake people" for video games, movies, and fun.

Their animations are so good, you won't be able to separate computer-generated people from actual humans.

None of the designs were derived from photographs either. We're not talking about Photoshop either. We're talking about 3-D models molded from scratch by designers.

Designers have gotten so good at replicating objects, it's hard to distinguish what's real and what's an animation.

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