Using FaceApp on EVE Online avatars is the best thing ever

    
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If you’ve been on literally any social network recently, you’ve probably come across image manipulation app FaceApp. The app takes in any photo of a face and uses a neural-networking approach to automatically re-imagine the face as a different age or gender or adds a photo-realistic smile to an otherwise sullen expression. It wasn’t long before some EVE Online players discovered that the app works just as well on EVE avatars as real life photos.

Signal Cartel member @dorian_reu on twitter has been slapping smiles on loads of EVE players this week, and the results have been brilliant. Happy EVE avatars have been popping up all over EVE Twitter profiles, some of them pretty amazing transformations and others just down-right hilarious. Below are some of the highlights:

Nihilaus Vause before and after the Alliance Tournament
Popular EVE Online streamer Chocolate Rayne
Crossing Zebras’ Mizhir goes from serious business to seriously happy
Chribba, the nicest player in the EVE Online universe, somehow gets nicer
Lore expert Uriel Anteovnuecci goes a little off the creepy end
CCP’s Ned Coker transforms from angry space grandpa to creepy space grandpa
Community Manager CCP Falcon before, during and after Fanfest
CCP’s rendering of the Jove race
Of course, I had to try it out on my own character!
Unfortunately, some characters appear to be incapable of expressing joy

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Kamilini Mukharji

Everything about this app is awesome! But I want to see what my face would look like in female in my whole picture not just collage. The free version of Faceapp is available on Appvn store. Download Appvn app and get all latest apps for free.

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Melissa McDonald

All of this is weak sauce compared to SOEMote, built into EverQuest 2, where it uses your webcam to map your facial expressions and sync them onto your avatar. If you smile, she smiles. If you frown, she frowns. If you open your eyes wide, she does too. I was SO looking forward to a higher-resolution version of it in EQN, but guess not.

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Martinez

When an EVE Online Avatar smiles at you its time to run…………………

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Utakata

All characters are capable of expressing joy, just some are not gifted with facial features that makes it flattering for them to smile. A bit like real life actually. :)

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BalsBigBrother

Oh that is glorious.

Though I would have to take issue with “Chribba, the nicest player in the EVE Online universe, somehow gets nicer.” While the nice part might be true that picture makes me think the character is one green hair dye away from stepping into Joker territory.

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BalsBigBrother

Oh and I had to go try it with my Elite: Dangerous character.

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Utakata

A smiling Witcher!

…so..does it work on Gnomes too? o.O