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

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3. The Motion Capture Session
Chapter Outline
Deciding to Use Motion Capture76
Stage 1: Do You Want Realistic Motion?76
Stage 2: Can You Successfully Capture the Data?82
Create a Candidate Table83
Prepare Motion Capture Blueprints84
Catalog Your Shots97
Preparing for the Session105
Using an External Motion Capture Service Provider105
Props and Rigs109
Talent110
Designing the Marker Positions112
Terminology of Motion114
Pelvis114
Vertebral Column115
Head118
Shoulder118
Upper Arm119
Lower Arm120
Hand121
Upper Leg121
Lower Leg121
Foot122
Using the Optimal Number of Markers per Application122
Capture Schedule123
Rehearsals126
During the Session128
The Base Position129
Directing the Motion Capture Session131
Summary133
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