Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Motion capture figure for character animation

A piece of kit I found extremely interesting; SoftEther's Quma is a 3D motion-capture figure which can be used as a human-like doll with joints equipped with sensors. Moving these joints recreates the motion on a 3D CGI figure so the principle is very simple and also very reminiscent of an up-to-date form of stop motion animation.

A very nice idea (which you can see in the YouTube clip above), there is no release date or price yet though the company states the hardware is ready to go in production.

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