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Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation, 2nd Edition by Alberto Menache

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1. Motion Capture Primer
Chapter Outline
Motion Capture and Performance Animation2
History of Performance Animation in the Entertainment Field3
The Rotoscope3
Brilliance4
Pacific Data Images7
The Jim Henson Hour7
Exoskeleton10
deGraf/Wahrman11
Kleiser-Walczak Construction Company12
Homer and Associates13
Party Hardy13
Steam14
Motion Capture Service Bureaus16
Types of Motion Capture16
Optical Motion Capture Systems17
Advantages of Optical Systems20
Disadvantages of Optical Systems21
Radio Frequency Positioning Systems22
Global Positioning System (GPS)22
Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS)23
Local Positioning System24
Electromagnetic Trackers26
Advantages of Magnetic Trackers28
Disadvantages of Magnetic Trackers28
Electromechanical Performance Capture Suits28

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