motion capture


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

motion capture

(1) See gesture recognition.

(2) The entering of a movement pattern into the computer. For example, if a person, hooked up to sensors, goes through the act of batting a ball, that motion trail can be used to simulate a more realistic baseball player in the computer.


Capturing Live Motion in Real Time
The ULTRATRAK PRO system from Polhemus provides a series of wearable sensors that captures motion in six degrees of freedom (6DOF). The sensors connect via Ethernet, and the ULTRATRAK PRO software interfaces with 3D animation programs to provide real-time capture of the person's movements. (Image courtesy of Polhemus, Inc.)
References in periodicals archive ?
The target audience for 3D motion capture systems market report includes system providers, end users of 3D motion capture systems, organizations, forums, and alliances related to the 3D motion capture systems, and software providers.
This is reportedly not the first time motion capture was used on Hulk.
Organic Motion LIVE[TM] works by connecting the performance of a single actor in a motion capture portal with projected digital role-play characters in real-time.
Sheets, along with her colleagues, is working to do away with the markers and take motion capture out of the laboratory.
If you've seen players like Wayne Rooney covered with ping pong ball-style blobs, you've seen motion capture.
aXtion, which created the biomechanical software for the product, has reportedly worked with TNO, a knowledge and research organisation, to independently test motion capture systems before embarking on the project.
Another problem of motion capture has been the practical challenges of acquiring data.
MoCap, or motion capture, is captured by optical points on a real body while the person initiates the movement of the character in the show," explains Mandel.
It employs motion capture techniques used earlier this year in the studio's surreal production of Bjork's Hunter video - which involved morphing the tiny Icelandic singer into a polar bear.
According to a new market research report "3D Motion Capture System Market by System (Optical, and Non-Optical), Application (Entertainment, Life Science, and Others), Hardware, Software, Services, and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW) - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total market is expected to reach USD 142.
Motion capture actor Andy Serkis joined the cast of the much anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" film but details on the character that he portrays in the film remain scarce.
com)-- K-Motion Interactive (KMI) internationally recognized for their 3D motion capture and biofeedback training technology, is proud to announce that forty five (45) K-VEST Certified Golf Professionals were named in the November 2013 Golf Digest issue as 2013-2014 Best Teachers in America.