Randomly select a facial expression.
Some trace of the selected facia expression is imprinted on the neutral face
Next (and subsequent) facial expressions are selected with a weighted probability favoring the last one selected.
In other words, the probabliity of selecting the same expression again (out of the selection shown above) is 1/4, while the probability of selecting any of the other expressions is 1/8.
At each iteration, some trace of the selected facial expression is imprinted on the face.
More iterations results in more deformation.
Sample of results:
Observation: more iterations, higher degreee of deformation, makes faces appear older.
Animation of face deforming over hundreds of iterations:
This work was published in the Leonardo Journal, Volume 55 Issue 2 (April 2022).
This work was made possible by the Faber Residency.