MariLena : OpenCV port to ActionScript 3 (AS3 / Flash)
I dreamed about it, they finally did it ^^.
A crazy guy named Ohtsuka Masakazu have ported the face detection part of OpenCV to AS3 and added the source code named Marilena to the Spark Project a few weeks ago (can’t believe I haven’t notice before today)
I made some test today with a stupid texture, starting from Mario’s webcam example and that’s just fun !!! Well yes, it’s still slow (15 fps on a good computer), but this is just the beginning as I believe that a lot of optimization can still be done, and so what anyway ? It’s flash, it’s everywhere, nothing to install, the fun is there without downloading anything. I really believe in it ! Now with this and FLARToolKit (ARToolKit port to AS3), augmented reality and computer vision is really getting into Flash for sure, and it’s going to give to the community some great opportunity !! I’m looking forward about it
and take also a look at what they did at Squidder.com
For more info, check out http://www.squidder.com/2009/02/26/realtime-face-detection-in-flash/