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The VES Handbook of Visual Effects, 2nd Edition by Jeffrey A. Okun, Susan Zwerman

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PERFORMANCE AND MOTION CAPTURE

 

 

 

WHAT IS MOTION CAPTURE?John Root

Motion capture is the process of measuring motions in the physical world and then encoding them into the digital medium. Once recorded, motion can be used to drive a digital character or breathe life into inanimate objects. Performance Capture is a term that usually refers to a subcategory of Motion Capture where an actor’s face and body performance are recorded simultaneously.

Motion capture has become a widely used technique in visual effects for its ability to deliver high-fidelity character motion in a time frame not practically achieved through other methods. While many technologies fall under the umbrella of motion capture, including piezoelectric, magnetic, inertial, ...

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