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The FitMaker

Charlize Theron. Tom Hardy. Eddie Murphy. Just some of the stars who've put on weight - and maybe topped up with a fat suit - to play bigger-boned characters in films.

But now, they needn't bother. New software developed by the sinisterly-named Max Planck Institute for Informatics can add or remove girth to a human body automatically. It works by - well, we don't really understand how it works, but you can try and make more sense of this video than we did if you like:

Good, huh? And handy when you're adding that video intro to your match.com profile...

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