Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation, 2nd Edition

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation, 2nd Edition,Alberto Menache,ISBN9780123814968


Morgan Kaufmann



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Alberto Menache

Alberto Menache founded Three Space Imagery, Inc. (TSi), a computer graphics and video game developer, in Los Angeles, where he and his team developed proprietary software for motion capture usage in animation. After selling his software to Motion Analysis Corporation, Menache moved on to Pacific Data Images, a computer graphics industry leader, where he is the lead character technical director at the commercial and film effects division. His latest production credits include the film Forces of Nature, commercials for SEGA, Circle K and Pillsbury, the award-winning music video for TLC's "Waterfalls", and dozens of video games, including Dark Ridge, Messiah and Soul Blade.

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation, 2nd Edition

1: Motion Capture Primer

1.1 Motion Capture and Performance Animation

1.2 History of Performance Animation in the Entertainment Field

1.3 Types of Motion Capture

1.4 Applications of Motion Capture

2: Motion Capture Case Studies and Controversy

2.1 Digital Humans and the Uncanny Valley

2.2 Relevant Motion Capture Accounts

3: The Motion Capture Session

3.1 Deciding to Use Motion Capture

3.2 Preparing for the Session

3.3 During the Session

3.4 Summary

4: The Motion Data

4.1 Motion Data Types and Formats

4.2 Writing a Motion Capture Translator

5: Setting Up Your Character

5.1 Setting Up a Character with Rotational Data

5.2 Setting Up a Character with Translational Data

5.3 Facial Motion Capture

5.4 Tips and Tricks


Appendix A: Motion Capture Equipment and Software Manufacturers

Appendix B: Motion Capture Service Providers

Appendix C: Web Resources

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