What is motion capture?

Motion Capture

Motion capture or mocap is the process of recording the movement of objects or people. It is used in military, entertainment, sports, and medical applications, and for validation of computer vision and robotics. In filmmaking and video game development, it refers to recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. When it includes face and fingers or captures subtle expressions, it is often referred to as performance capture. In many fields, motion capture is sometimes called motion tracking, but in filmmaking and games, motion tracking more usually refers to match moving.

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The Avengers (2012 Film) - Production - Post-production
... on-screen Hulk, Ruffalo performed in a motion-capture suit on set with the other actors while four motion-capture HD cameras (two full body, two focused on his face) captured ... So, much of Hulk is based on Ruffalo and his performance, not only in motion capture and on set, but down to his eyes, his teeth, and his tongue." ...
Sinbad: Beyond The Veil Of Mists - Production
... the Veil of Mists was billed as "the first full-length animated feature using the 3-D animated motion capture process" ... The film used different actors for the motion caption of the main characters based on their particular size and body shape, as well as another set of actors for the ... The motion capture technology was provided by the[House of Moves Motion Capture Studios in Los Angeles ...
Skab - Introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance - Mokap
... MKDA as a secret character, Mokap is a motion-capture actor with a vast knowledge of martial arts and fighting styles ... was called upon by Johnny Cage to do some motion capture work for his new movie and became the primary martial arts talent for motion capture in this film ... Mokap's name is short for motion capture (with the "C" being replaced by a "K" as per Mortal Kombat tradition), as in the devices used by the actors to capture the movements of ...
... is a term used in the animation industry to refer to the process of adding finger and hand motion capture data to the pre-existing full-body motion capture data, using a hand motion capture device ...
Motion Capture - Related Techniques - Non-traditional Systems
... is using a 6DOF (Degrees of freedom) motion platform with an integrated omni-directional treadmill with high resolution optical motion capture to achieve the same effect ...

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