Mobile App to Go from 2D Pics to 3D Animation

MotionPortrait has released a total of 16 apps for the iPhone and iPad based on its proprietary MotionPortrait technology, which converts a picture into 3D computer graphics and generates 3D animation.

MotionPortrait apps continue to hold top ranking positions in the iPhone Entertainment apps category in Japan, says the company.

ZombieBooth, one of the company’s most popular apps with over 200,000 downloads, has ranked No.1 in the iPhone Entertainment apps category in Italy and Tunisia and continues to gain high recognition worldwide, it says.

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MotionPortrait, Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) announced today, Jan. 17, that the company’s iPhone and iPad applications (apps) have surpassed a total of one million downloads. 

An “all iPhone apps $0.99” campaign will be held in celebration of this milestone and the company’s exhibit at Macworld 2011.

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By exhibiting at Macworld 2011, MotionPortrait aims to extend the reach of its technology in the US market. During the show, the company will be demonstrating its popular apps and will be introducing a new one and an app currently under development. 

PhotoSpeak is MotionPortrait’s signature application, which utilizes the MotionPortrait technology to create 3D avatars.

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A portrait photo is instantly brought to life and starts moving and talking, says the company. The technology detects key facial characteristics of a portrait photo and converts the image into 3D. Additional features such as eye glasses and hairstyles can be applied.

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Among the others apps, ZombieBooth: 3D Zombifier is one of its leading iPhone apps that converts a portrait photo into a ‘terrorizing’ 3D zombie. This app represents an implementation of the MotionPortrait technology in the entertainment space.

HourFace: 3D Aging Photo app is for simulating aging effects in high quality 3D. This app represents an implementation of the MotionPortrait technology to enable beauty and cosmetic simulation.

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And uMovie is a movie platform where you can take your portrait photo and turn yourself into the main character of a movie. This app represents an implementation of the MotionPortrait technology to create synthesized video.

Another vendor, multimedia software provider Aiseesoft has developed an iPhone 4 Movie Converter that can help you convert other video files to iPhone 4 formats. (Read: Aiseesoft Unveils iPhone 4 Movie Converter)

All of MotionPortrait’s paid apps (a total of 9 apps, regularly priced at $2.99 each) can be downloaded for $0.99 each and 7 apps for free each during this campaign held Jan. 17 through 31.

Photo courtesy: MotionPortrait, Inc.

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Rakesh Raman