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

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2. Motion Capture Case Studies and Controversy
Chapter outline
Digital Humans and the Uncanny Valley50
Relevant Motion Capture Accounts52
Total Recall53
Shell Oil55
Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension56
The Pillsbury Doughboy57
Batman and Robin58
Shrek61
Godzilla63
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists63
The Polar Express67
Beowulf71
Avatar72
Motion capture, performance capture, Satan's rotoscope—call it what you may, it is a technology that rose to the top of the hype machine among entertainment industry watchers, and then became a topic of major controversy for various reasons.
The first of many problems was the initial perception of what could be done with motion capture. Years ago, when the technology was first used to generate animated characters in ...

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