About Mao Lin
Mao is a self-taught 3D artist who has worked for art, VFX and game studios such as The Ambassadors and Guerrilla Games.
His work for the Terre des Hommes’ Sweetie campaign has been rewarded with twelve golden lions and the Grand Prix for Good at the Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity, the equivalent of the Oscars for the communication industry.
In his spare time, Mao creates hyper-realistic portraits of existing and non-existent people. He presented at the Haarlem museum the first part of a series of portraits in which he explores the boundaries of realism and beauty. The women on his portraits look beautiful and perfect at first glance, but if you look closer you see that they are not.
In 2019 he started REBLIKA the Character Company to develop solutions to create the most realistic digital humans in the world.
The Future of Digital Humans | Balmain Case Study
Mao Lin Liao together with his team at Reblika have created ground breaking work for years, focusing on creating high-end digital humans for fashion, film and video games industries. Because of the corona outbreak, all these industries and in particular the fashion one are facing new challenges on how to showcase garments in an online format. Luxe fashion house Balmain asked Reblika to come up with a concept to scan 80 looks for its virtual showroom.