04/07/2013 11:00 BST | Updated 03/09/2013 06:12 BST

Ultra-Realistic CGI Skin Might Be The Most Amazing Computer Face Ever (VIDEO)

Researchers have created what might be the most realistic computer-generated face ever - and in an interesting New Scientist report it turns out they've done it by modelling every single pore on the face.

The team from Imperial College London and the University of Southern California Institute of Creative Technologies developed tech which involves splitting light into four rays - three of which permeate the skin at different depths.

Now the team have used even more detailed samples of skin to develop a model which can automate a level of unprecedented detail. Presented in May, their work has won plaudits around the world.

Take a look at how it works, above - and head over to New Scientist for an interview with the minds behind it.