Image Metrics Inc. today announced the availability of Zombie Wars, an iPad exclusive free digital comic app that lets users insert their images into a tale of a zombie outbreak and become the main characters. Showcasing the impressive power and innovative features behind PortableYou, a new platform for creating 3D customizable avatars from 2D facial photos, Zombie Wars is the first product for consumers that utilizes Image Metrics’ technology to produce and share personalized content.
In Zombie Wars, users can cast themselves and friends in a witty tale of medical science gone awry, as one of three characters – the evil Dr. Reinhart, journalist Adrian Cooper, or a criminal turned zombie. By uploading or snapping a picture with the iPad 2’s front-facing camera and using the PortableYou processing system, Zombie Wars transforms regular photos into stylized images of user’s faces consistent with the comic artwork.
In a special “casting” section, users can create customized, cover art posters of their characters and share them via Facebook, Twitter and email from within the app.
PortableYou is a groundbreaking platform for developers as well as for online and mobile entertainment, social network and communications companies. PortableYou provides end-users with the ability to instantly generate customizable 3D avatars from facial photos. Using PortableYou, Zombie Wars takes a single image of the user’s face, then utilizes server processing in conjunction with the Unity3D engine to render the image, wrapping it around an adaptive 3D wireframe that molds to fit the context-appropriate position in the comic.
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