Feeding Second Life Selfies into WOMBO and Reface: Now with Duets!

Ever since I discovered it in March, I have been endlessly fascinated with what I can create by plugging Second Life avatar selfies into the two AI facial refacing and animation apps on my iPhone, WOMBO and Reface (here’s my original post, and I wrote three more here, here, and here).

There’s just something about the stylized, perfect way that Second Life avatars look that lends itself perfectly to being manipulated by WOMBO and Reface, which makes the resulting images and videos leap right over the Uncanny Valley for me!

WOMBO only creates lipsync videos, and Reface started off with inserting any face into still images, artworks, and Hollywood movie clips. But recently, Reface also started letting you take any selfie and create lipsync music videos as well:

Marilyn Monroe: “I wanna be loved by you…”

But not to be outdone, WOMBO has just released WOMBO combos: duets where you can select two facial images to animate! Here’s three examples:

Promiscuous, by Nelly Furtado
Anything You Can Do, from the musical Annie Get Your Gun

The following is one of my all-time favourite Monty Python comedy sketches! (My brother and I used to say this to each other all the time…)

“Help! Help! I’m being repressed!” from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Both WOMBO and Reface are available for Apple iOS and Android devices. They’re great fun, the results are entertaining, and I can recommend them both highly!

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