motion capture


Definition of motion capture

: a technology for digitally recording specific movements of a person (such as an actor) and translating them into computer-animated images

Examples of motion capture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So why not add an award or two for motion capture/voice performances (two areas well worth celebrating), along with stunts. Clayton Davis, Variety, 26 Nov. 2021 Goggles and motion capture gloves are still necessary for advanced 3D interaction. Kylie Logan, Fortune, 10 Dec. 2021 Finally, the leaker also indicated that four other actors will do motion capture, not including Hulks, Abomination, and Titania. Chris Smith, BGR, 1 Nov. 2021 Another constraint, Miele explained, was that the game production required motion capture of human movement. Lydia Belanger, Fortune, 14 Oct. 2021 The full-body motion capture suit used in Ubisoft's studio contains enough motion trackers to capture even subtle body movements and facial expressions. Claire Sibonney, Wired, 7 Oct. 2021 EA Sports has used motion capture for its games in the past. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 The avatar, using facial recognition and motion capture technology, emulates the expressions and movements of the performer. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 23 Sep. 2021 For the last year and a half, Allen has also worked with a biomechanics expert, Chris Hess, who at various stages of the off-season has gauged Allen’s functional movement and, using 3-D motion capture analysis, digitally mapped his throwing motion. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of motion capture

1992, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Motion capture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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