it's easy to make a homemade mocap studio at your home.it only requires 2 or 3 hardware's for this project.
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Step 1: What Is a Mocap Studio?
Motion capture (Mo-cap for short) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people. It is used in military, entertainment, sports, medical applications, and for validation of computer vision and robotics.
We use different kinds of softwares and cameras to capture the motion of a character.
we can also use this motion track on maya,iclone almost every softwares.
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Step 2: Hardware and Softwares Required
- ps3eye or kinect or a WEBCAM(you can use both).
- pc or laptop
- A clean Floor
- iPi Mocap Studio(available for free)
- iPi Recorder Setup(available for free)
- 4 GB ram
- minimum 2 gb Graphics card
Step 3: Building the Studio
Place the Cameras in any direction,Just place it anywhere but 1 camera should be facing you and the other camera should be opposite to the other.th cameras should see your floor.
connect the cameras to the computer
Thats it !
Step 4: Installing the Softwares
Go to http://ipisoft.com/download/ download 2 softwares.
on the installing of the 2nd software which is ipi recorder.tick which camera you are using
if you are using kinect tick kinect and install the driver
if you are using ps3eye camera tick it and install the driver.
using the 2 camera tick the 2 driver and install it.
Step 5: Using the IPi Recorder
Open the iPi software
it will show you the device manager,select the devices and cameras you need to use for the project.
Go to the record at the top of the software
record a video of you character animation which you want to use it for animation
after the recording press the S button and it will take you to the iPi MocapStudio.
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Step 6: Using the IPi MocapStudio
The recorder will take you to the iPi mocapstudio
then a window will open New project Wizard.
Select the gender Male or Female and specify an Actual height of you.Continue
It will show you a Rose man.stand to it also it shows you the animation that you have been captured using the recorder.
you can line-up the actor using the move tool on the toolbar.
and turn of the video on the toolbar.move it.
you can adjust the actor bon the actor window right side of the software.
On the tracking Session press the track forward button
it will take some minutes to track.
play the animation
Step 7: Exporting the Animation
go to the tracking window and press apply at post-processing
after that go ahead to Export window
go to the export animation dropdown and export it to the software you need.
Step 8: Additional Fix.
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