3D Motoko Kusanagi Sets Foundation for Ghost in the Shell Realize Project

posted on by Carlos Cadorniga

The effort to bring to life the advanced technology featured in the popular sci-fi franchise Ghost in the Shell is now making waves.

The Ghost in the Shell Realize Project, announced back in 2014, has created a website that presents a 3D model of the main protagonist, Motoko Kusanagi, that can be viewed in various poses from every angle controlled by one's mouse.

The model was developed using photos from 80 different cameras of two people that were used as real-life bases for the character, creating a composite 3D model from the images. The two models used were gravure idol Iiniku Ushijima and Japanese race queen Ayaka Arima. The photos were taken by professional photographer Rowland Kirishima and put together at Studio Avatta, marking the first time in his career that his pictures have been used in the 3D image generating process of photogrammetry.

Further information on the Realize Project is expected to be revealed on June 20, the same date as the release of Ghost in the Shell: New Movie Edition, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original manga.

[Via nlab]

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