28: Motion Capture: Pipeline, Applications, and Use




Full Day
Monday, 1:30 – 5:15 pm, Part 1
Room 207
Tuesday, 8:30 am – 12:15 pm, Part 2
CAL/Room 214CD

An introduction to motion capture, from initial planning to final mapping of data to characters. Various uses of motion capture, including dance, human-motion analysis and recognition, character animation, and facial animation are presented. Using Maya, attendees gain hands-on experience with applying motion to characters.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of computer animation concepts. Familiarity with an animation package is beneficial for the CAL sessions.

Topics
Overview of motion-capture technologies and pipeline, strategies for successful captures, various applications of motion capture, and typical problems encountered. CAL sessions cover data formats for motion capture; importing acclaim, bvh, and c3d files; constraining motion capture to existing models; and motion blending and warping.

Organizer
Suba Varadarajan
The Ohio State University


Lecturers
Charlotte Belland
James W. Davis
Barbara Helfer
Suba Varadarajan
The Ohio State University

Michael Gleicher
University of Wisconsin

Scott King
University of Otago


Schedule
Monday, 22 July – Part 1

Module 1 - Motion Capture Pipeline
1:30 Introduction
Varadarajan
1:40 Motion Capture: History, Systems, and Pipeline
Varadarajan
2:25 What Happens to Your Data After its Shot
Gleicher
3:15 Break
Module 2 - Motion Capture Applications
3:30 Capturing Marceau
Varadarajan
3:55 Computer Analysis and Recognition of Human Actions Using Motion Capture
Davis
4:20 Motion Capture for Facial Animation Research
King
4:45 Mocap Game Reserve
Belland


Tuesday, 23 July – Part 2


Module 3 - Applying Motion Capture to Characters
8:00 -Introduction
-Motion Capture Data Formats
-Importing Acclaim Files
Belland, Helfer, and Varadarajan
10:15 Break
Module 4 - Binding and Looping Clips
10:30 Binding Models to Acclaim Skeleton
Looping Clips
Belland, Helfer, and Varadarajan




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