New software to convert movies into comics

Hefei University of Technology has developed software that uses facial recognition to analyze movies to produce a comic book based on the movie.

Developed at the Hefei University of Technology, in China, the clever tech will first of all analyse a film, identify the characters via facial recognition, and then start taking screen-grabs of the action.

Once this is complete, it can shuffle and order the screen-grabs to tell a coherent story through the medium of the comic panel format.

And then finally it can add speech bubbles, and render the finished images in the chosen style, for instance as a cartoon-or as anime.

The Daily Mail notes that it’s only 85% accurate.

3 thoughts on “New software to convert movies into comics

  1. Sounds like pretty cool technology but going the wrong direction. What they need to do is take a comic book and generate a movie. Is there really a market for a movie in comicbook form? I know it has happened for some movies, just think that would be the exception rather than the rule.

  2. Not to mention an easy way for movie franchises to glut the market with a ton of new comic stuff…yikes…it would be a bit souless wouldn’t it?

  3. It seems like a real waste of technology. Using pictures from a movie and putting them in a readable form doesn’t make it a comic. It just makes a readable movie.

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