MOTION CAPTURE - A (very) quick primer

What is Motion Capture?

The process of recording the 3D movement of objects or people


How it's achieved

Actors wear small reflective sensors, often on the joints, that are then tracked by a number of cameras over time.

Location & movement data is captured from image sensors on the cameras, to triangulate the 3D position of a subject or subjects.

Motion Capture Software

Some examples of Motion Capture

Animation & Gaming:

Big-budget feature films:


Some advantages of Motion Capture

Some challenges in Motion Capture

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