TopoSketch generates animations. The human artist uploads a photo of a face to TopoSketch. The system’s GUI displays various facial animations, generated by neural networks, in a grid. To create an animation, the user draws a path on the grid, and TopoSketch compiles an animation and creates smooth transitions.
TopoSketch ‘is unique in that it is parameterized not by a rule based system, but instead by the geometric representation layer of the conceptual space. The conceptual space is built from a neural network trained to reconstruct images. This parameterization is reconfigurable and the artifacts produced support and extend sketching as a medium of visual exploration and communication.’