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Motion Capture of Actors Real With Conventional Cameras

Those funny motion capture suits may be a thing of the past. Computer Scientists and filmmakers are working together demonstrating the capability of systems to track and replicate movement with regular video cameras. While movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Ted” still combined real actors with digital counterparts, the well-known director Steven Spielberg focused entirely on Read MoreRead More

Disney Research: Not Your Father’s Mickey

Bob Sumner, Disney Research Zurich’s associate director and head of the animation and interactive graphics research group, presents the lab’s work on computer-assisted techniques for artists working in traditional, hand-drawn animation. He also describes new techniques for modeling human faces down to pore level for believable, hyper-realistic visages, the holy grail of special effects. Read More