Artist Uses Computer Model of His Face to Get French National ID Card

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Someone in France managed to apply for an identification card by submitting a 3D model of his face instead of a traditional photo. Isn’t this technically illegal? Apparently, the uncanny valley does not apply to everybody.

    The photo I submitted for this request is actually a 3D model created on a computer, by means of several different software and techniques used for special effects in movies and in the video game industry. It is a digital image, where the body is absent, the result of an artificial process. The image corresponds to the official demands for an ID: it is resembling, is recent, and answers all the criteria of framing, light, bottom, and contrasts to be observed.
     
  2. Fifliffl

    Fifliffl [H]Lite

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    I find it scarier that you can submit your own photo for an ID card
     
  3. wizzi01

    wizzi01 [H]ard|Gawd

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    We had to do it before they changed the laws for a Michigan cpl.
     
  4. Nunu

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    They must be blind in France because that 3d render is not photorealistic. Hair and clothing alone should set it off as a fake.
     
  5. D4rkn3ss

    D4rkn3ss 2[H]4U

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    uh france! praise aloha, aloha snackbar! :p
     
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    Does this mean Jack Carver can get an ID?
     
  7. Xrave

    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

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    You submit your own photo for a passport.
     
  8. deton8

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    At least in Canada, that photo has to be taken and endorsed by an approved photo shop.

    I am not sure why any country would allow a "representation" of a guy's face to stand in for an image of his face. Could I just do a realistic sketch of my face and get that approved too?
     
  9. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not sure where the shock is?
     
  10. serpretetsky

    serpretetsky [H]ard|Gawd

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    Are you looking at the full resolution render or the little photos he sent in? If I was dealing with hundreds of photos a day I probably wouldn't have noticed it's a render.
     
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    Either they have a computer which just detects faces, and auto approves, or they have a French man smoking a cigarette looking at hundreds a day. I can see how that'll pass through either one.
     
  12. Viper87227

    Viper87227 Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    This. It's easy to spot when we know up front it's a render. If a random person came across this image, I don't think they would give it a second glance. It looks really enough to not give anyone a reason to eye it closer than any other photo.
     
  13. SpaceFlotsam

    SpaceFlotsam n00bie

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    If it doesn't actually look like him, then its a stupid idea. Just providing shape and shade is not going to help in a criminal investigation.