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MoCap, or Motion Capture, is a technique used to digitally record precise body movements.

There are several different methods of MoCap. Most involve markers of some type or another stuck to the user?s body, tracking the relative positions of each part of the head, torso, and the limbs. A few more recent methods simply use machine vision, although the accuracy is not as high.

Only the physical movements are recorded, and placed onto an avatar which duplicates the movement precisely. No appearance information is taken, making MoCap perfect not just for films, and animation pre-rendering, but as a form of replacing a physical form with a superior virtual one, as well.

See Also: Active marker MoCap, Inertial MoCap, Magnetic MoCap, Mechanical MoCap, Passive Marker MoCap

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Related Dictionary Entries for MoCap:

Active marker MoCap

Facial MoCap

Facial motion capture

Gait Analysis

Gesture Sequence Navigation

Gesture Tracker

Gesture Tracking

Hand-Made Animation

High Fidelity Facial Motion Capture

Inertial MoCap

Kinematic Motion Estimation

Limb Kinematics

Magnetic Field Sensor

Magnetic MoCap

Mechanical MoCap


Motion Capture

Motion-Captured Animation

Motional Input Device

Motionless Gesture

Neuromuscular Incapacitation


Passive Marker MoCap

Performance Capture


Repetitive Strain Injury


Time modulated active marker MoCap


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Swift MoCap Sequence Retrieval
A better way has been developed for premade MoCap summoning. A method that uses general limb movements to call up the closest matching MoCap file.

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MoCap for Movement Analysis
Promising work by QuinteQ on real-time motion capture without excessive hardware, holds promise for MoCap use in public VR.

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Large Image Display: Simone: Mocap Animation Differences
In Lessons from Simone: MoCap Filter , it was discussed how Simone whilst yes she was controlled by Victor?s body movements in a MoCap system, never quite copied those movements perfectly. Whereas Viktor's movements are not always feminine, Simone moves with a permanent feminine grace.

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Combining MoCap and Gesture Recognition
MoCap - Motion Capture - for all its impressive abilities, has definite limitations in terms of sensory fidelity, the expense and bulk of the rig. Gesture control is cheap and captures every little movement, but easily overwhelmed. Is a hybrid system possible?

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Lessons from Simone: MoCap Filter
Simone is a seminal virtual reality film, and there are several aspects of both the technology of VR and the social impact, which the film carries off very well, and which deserve to stand on their own merits. The MoCap filter the film alludes to, is one such aspect.

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Interfaces > DesIRe
DesIRe is a gesture recognition system designed to aid virtual reality systems interfaces. It works via a variant on MoCap: The user dons a pair of datagloves embedded with illuminated LEDs.


Industry News containing the Term MoCap:

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Researchers from the University of Tokyo created a real time system to visualize how much individual skeletal muscles are being used during an exertion.

The study has obvious implications for MoCap refinement, and kinaestheti...

Two actors wrapped in motion sensors circle each other, as engineering researchers stand at the perimeter of a USC Viterbi School of Engineering laboratory, taking note.

It's an unusual partnership between artists and engine...

Computer scientists have isolated the movements of Olympic swimmers and divers through a cutting-edge technique that reveals their motions above and below the water's surface.

he work, conducted by Manhattan Mocap, LLC, toge...