You can now do what you’ve been wanting to do ever since you first discovered the fine artform of Manga – become a Manga Character! Thanks to Manga Generator, a system developed by the Shirai Lab. at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology. It involves a story that is pre-created and requests you to take up a particular pose. The system studies your posture and picks a background to match it, and both environments are synched. Once done, you get a print out that may have an advertisement, and since you’re not like to throw that brilliant Manga rendition of yours, advertisers get a good stay value.
The developers stated, “The real-time manga shader still has room for improvement, so we’re working to enhance the image quality. Then, there’s the issue of layout. We’ve made great progress on layout with text in the right places, and interactive stories. Some aspects of this research can be applied to e-books and interactive e-books.”
[Via - Diginfo]