How to Make Your Own Avatar

James Cameron's genius comes to Earth

By Kevin Hall
|  Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
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How to Make Your Own Avatar

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After watching Avatar, designer Peter Ammentorp had the same thought a lot of us no doubt had: I want one. A second body that's lean, strong, and could be used to fetch soda late at night? Okay, well maybe that's more of a blogger's fantasy right there. I, uh, well — let's keep these wheels rollin'.

It's just a photo manipulation, but you've got to admit, he does a really good job. Since human-piloted avatars are a mix of our DNA spliced with that of the Navi, it makes sense that he'd keep some of the old characteristics intact, such as the mouth, while changing the nose and replacing the eyes.

Check it all out in the video below:

Birth of an AVATAR from Peter Ammentorp Lund on Vimeo.

 

Vimeo, via Fubiz

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