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MOCAP in the Classroom: Now & Tomorrow


Thursday 4 August, 8 - 9 am
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Room 502B

From Robert Abel's Sexy Robot of 20 years ago to Tom Hanks' tour-de-force multi-role performance in the computer-animated feature "Polar Express," motion capture and motion tracking have made important changes to how computer animation is planned and carried out for film and game production. The frontier of the analysis, understanding, and quantification of human (and even animal) motion promises many new exciting innovations. This presentation addresses the educational use of motion-capture technology and how it affects curricula. Models for adoption and integration are presented by showcasing animation projects completed by undergraduates at Quinnipiac University and team projects completed by graduate students at Parsons School of Design. A look ahead examines future developments.

Gregory P. Garvey
Quinnipiac University
greg.garvey (at) quinnipiac.edu

Anezka Sebek
Parsons School of Design
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