For our third lab we have to review our data from one of our recorder MoCap session and correct and fill any gaps that were present as well as assign back to their original position any unassigned markers. Overall our MoCap didn’t present many gaps and was smooth throughout.
The avatar that I chose to create was done in Fuse and featured a Matrix kind of “woman” with abnormal characteristics. Then it was send to Mixamo for some animation moves. I applied the newly created character into my scene to see how it can blend in.
For this week’s lab we had to record a 37 point skeleton and play around with it in space in order to use the data for later projects.
We started off by placing all the necessary points for the skeleton to be tracked properly on all 37 points:
Once this process was done properly we moved on to do the tracking routine. Started off as usual with the T-stance and moved on..
First Unreal Scene
The story evolves around a “deserted” planet outside our solar system where things like flying can be considered a basic skill. Two travelers that randomly met up on the planet after having to get transported there for unknown reasons. Their quest begins and strange and interesting things start to happen around them. They soon understand that they have enhanced abilities and the “real” quest begins. The main character will look more on the human side while the second character will be either an object like “human” or some form of dust that emits strange colors as it moves. No names have been assigned up to this point.
This week we our first approach into using the MoCap studio and its software. We started by calibrating the cameras:
We wanted to make sure that we stay above or around 10,000 samples per camera.
Next, we assigned four rigid bodies and moved around to see if the tracking was accurate and consistent.
I was always fascinated on how the motion capture works and the possibilities it can offer in order to create something beautiful that can relate people with technology. During this course I’m envisioning of learning how to create such beautiful worlds and being able to expand my knowledge in what is possible and what not while creating experiences through motion capture.
Setting up my moodboard, I realized that I’m more keen in combining art and movement in order to create a semi real world where people could transform into other forms of existence. It would be nice if we could combine music and movement in order to transform into different “worlds” and “bodies”.