05-29-2012, 08:58 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
SL Join Date: May 2010
Originally Posted by Matchbook
Curio skins are not photo-sourced nor are they derivative of any template, photo, or other type of resource purchased in, or outside of Second Life.
They are wholly hand-drawn and shaded.
Originally Posted by Da5id Weatherwax
I focused on moles and freckles for two reasons - firstly that it's reasonable to assume that in the creation process some of these would be in the original photographic source for the skins and some would be added by a creator, secondly that's where my experience in image analysis comes from - after I moved from the biosciences to IT I worked at a hospital and participated in a research project that was using image analysis techniques to try and improve the accuracy of melanoma diagnosis, so the images I'm most used to analyzing were of moles and freckles!
I found one location on the images I had available where I'd bet anything you like that the skin pigmentation was in the original photo source. It was too real to be part of a painted-on freckle detail layer. We're talking WAY beyond the uncanny valley here, looking at it was like I was back in my lab trying to get my software to put numbers on whether this thing is malignant or not. This feature was present in the Curio skin while in the image of the Hush skin it was absent but the darkening of the surrounding skin area signaled the mole had been blurred out by image editing software.