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Character Animation with Direct3D® by Carl Granberg

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Motion Capture (Mocap)

This section provides a brief glimpse into the advanced topic of motion capture, also known as Mocap. Motion capture is the process of recording movements from real-life actors and applying these movements/animations to 3D characters. The use of motion capture is most common in the movie and game industry. With Mocap equipment you can produce much more life-like animations than you can with more traditional 3D animation tools. The rates with which you can create new character animations are also so much faster than in the traditional way.

There are a few different types of Mocap systems. Generally speaking, they can be divided into three categories: optical, magnetic, and mechanical. Although these systems have many differences, ...

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