motion capture

noun

: 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 For this reason, the band was involved from the early stages of the design process, which included figuring out the set list and contributing motion capture footage for the developers to work with. Andrew Webster, The Verge, 29 June 2024 Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ stunning visual effects are nothing short of astounding, but for the film’s upcoming home release, 20th Century Studios is giving you the ability to see the motion capture performances that were key in bringing the talking apes to life. Charles Pulliam-Moore, The Verge, 20 June 2024 After leaving her full-time role in the series in 2011, the actress got a fresh start by playing a dinosaur hunter in Primeval: New World (2012–2013) for one season and, through motion capture, portrayed a chimpanzee in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 1 June 2024 Serkis alluded to the Method and presented motion capture not as part of a director or an effects artist’s tool kit but as something that might become part of an actor’s. Phillip MacIak, New York Times, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for motion capture 

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of motion capture was in 1992

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“Motion capture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motion%20capture. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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