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  1. 1. ADVANCED CHARACTER ANIMATION & MOTION CAPTURE BY ELLEN MAULDER Friday, 4 July 14
  2. 2. What is Motion Capture? Motion Capture is the process of recording a movement of objects, animals or people however when used for video games, Motion Capture is defined as the recording of human actions to be used to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. Friday, 4 July 14
  3. 3. Some Games Which Use MC The Resistance 3 NBA Live Lords of Everquest Lord of the Rings Batman: Dark Tomorrow Grand Theft Auto Friday, 4 July 14
  4. 4. Problems With MC - Mindmap Friday, 4 July 14
  5. 5. Rotoscoping Rotoscoping is perhaps the first form of Motion Capture and was invented by a man named Max Fleischer. It was an attempt to give computer characters realistic and fluid movements. Rotoscoping was done by filming a movement and then drawing over the video frame by frame to create an animation. Rotoscoping was used in the 1937 production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Friday, 4 July 14
  6. 6. Cost One of the biggest issues with MC is the cost. It is easy to see why it is so expensive, studio’s need to purchase the studio, actors, motion capture suits, recording equipment, props and not to mention the computers for the data. Motion capture is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas of animated film and so costs are rising, meaning that smaller studio’s find it harder to purchase them and as a result they are behind the times with their animation compared the larger studios. Friday, 4 July 14
  7. 7. Dawn of The Planet of the Apes One difficulty with motion capture is that until recently films had to be shot in a studio, until now. Dawn of The Planet of the Apes changed all that. The film is set to be released in July 2014. The story focuses around a group of incredibly intelligent and angry apes who ravage an already post apocalyptic San Francisco and is a sequel to the 2011 film, Rise of The Planet of the Apes. The improvements in mo-cap technology since 2011 are impressive with the apes actor’s performances now being even more accurate. The film uses advanced mo-cap technology in order for the reflective markers to be viewed by the camera in daylight, this was a major breakthrough, as well as this they made it possible to shoot up to six motion capture actors on location rather than in a studio which was a first for mo-cap history. Friday, 4 July 14
  8. 8. Markerless Motion Capture Markerless MC is the newest form of motion capture technology. It uses advanced capture systems and computer vision technology to identify and track subjects without the need for any special suits of markers. To accomplish this, advanced algorithms are required. This technology is available at leading university’s throughout the world and currently Organic Motion’s is the only commercially available professional MMCS on the market. The MMCS is great because there are no suits or markers needed. The equipment can be hired and actors simply have to step into the capture space to begin tracking, this means that animators and developers can capture more accurate motion data in less time and for a much lower cost. Friday, 4 July 14
  9. 9. Sources - 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_capture https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index? qid=20100907112613AAewymR http://randommization.com/2013/05/25/how-disney- used-live-models-for-animation-in-the-50s/ http://uk.ign.com/videos/2011/12/06/rise-of-the-planet- of-the-apes-breaking-motion-capture-boundaries Friday, 4 July 14
  10. 10. Sources - 2 http://uk.ign.com/videos/2006/07/16/tony-hawk-8-ps2- motion-capture-documentary www.organicmotion.com http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F %2F1.bp.blogspot.com%2F-vLg-_xFcWzA%2FUP1eKkDivTI %2FAAAAAAAAArM %2F0k9_VqtZ-08%2Fs1600%2Fmotion_capture_fighting_b Friday, 4 July 14
  11. 11. Sources - 3 http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F %2Fkalyankrishna4886.files.wordpress.com %2F2010%2F11%2Foptical_motion_capture.png&imgrefurl =http%3A%2F%2Fkalyankrishna4886.wordpress.com %2F2010%2F11%2F17%2Fmotion-capture %2F&h=300&w=400&tbnid=SN-ssRcippxU0M %3A&zoom=1&docid=4F7jYBhb9XDvFM&ei=8He2U- v8DOGV7AbnroCgDA&tbm=isch&client=safari&ved=0CDgQMy Friday, 4 July 14
  12. 12. Sources - 4 http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/disney-rotoscoping/ http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F %2Fmomwitha.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads %2F2013%2F02%2F3.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F %2Fmomwitha.com%2F2013%2F02%2Fwreck-it-ralph-in-the- making-motion-capture-video %2F&h=667&w=1000&tbnid=gDczt01-0iwt0M %3A&zoom=1&docid=baGbda1xxOieTM&ei=T3i2U_n3COX07 Friday, 4 July 14
  13. 13. Sources - 5 http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F %2Fswitcheswitches.files.wordpress.com %2F2013%2F01%2Fhulk-ruffalo.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A %2F%2Fswitcheswitches.wordpress.com%2Ftag%2Fmocap %2F&h=222&w=433&tbnid=Yd3uUQd0nEIVuM %3A&zoom=1&docid=Ag7AAnyFhEY7zM&ei=T3i2U_n3COX0 7AaSpYHgBQ&tbm=isch&ved=0CCsQMygKMAo&iact=rc&uact =3&dur=636&page=1&start=0&ndsp=14 Friday, 4 July 14
  14. 14. Sources - 6 http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F %2Fwww.xsens.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads %2F2014%2F02%2Fmotion_capture.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A %2F%2Fwww.xsens.com%2Ftags%2Fmotion-capture %2F&h=215&w=360&tbnid=m_7iVLw3myJfvM %3A&zoom=1&docid=ndjh- M8Dp5cVtM&ei=T3i2U_n3COX07AaSpYHgBQ&tbm=isch&ved =0CEIQMygYMBg&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=301&page=2&start= Friday, 4 July 14
  15. 15. Sources - 7 http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jun/06/dawn-of- the-planet-of-the-apes-andy-serkis-motion- http://screenrant.com/dawn-planet-apes-motion-capture- featurette/ Friday, 4 July 14

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