The 34-year-old 'Downtown Abbey' star was almost unidentifiable for the role, as he was immersed in an ambitious mix of motion-capture
and CGI (computer-generated imagery) technology almost the entire movie.
The Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research & Applications (Camera) laboratory at the University of Bath was set up in 2015 to find cheaper and less labour-intensive ways to carry out motion-capture
techniques and push forward technological developments.
Aside from helping Mark Rufallo with his Hulk performance through motion-capture
, Andy Serkis hinted that he actually has a role in "Avengers: Age of Ultron.
As a result, more than one person, each wearing a motion-capture
headset, can occupy a different virtual, human, or avatar, and interact directly with data in the form of a realistic simulation.
The awards season brings this question into sharp relief again, with motion-capture
films like "Tintin" planting themselves firmly in the animation (:amp, while Fox runs an awards campaign for Andy Serkis' perf in "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The pop genius behind Avatar and the avant-garde troupe, it turns-out, both employ motion-capture
technology to animate distant worlds.
Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher has unveiled a 3D motion-capture
animation titled "Dancin' Dubya.
A Pleiades-like cluster of dots hovered protectively (or menacingly) above the dancers; a close-up variation of this motion-capture
revealed each dot to be a bird, of which dozens shaped a phantom human.
It is directed by Didier Pourcel, also from France, and overseen in Canada by supervising director Alan Best, using the very latest in 3-D computer-animation techniques, including motion-capture
technology and Maya software to create movements and skin tones that are exceptionally realistic looking.
is the electronic scanning of the players' motions and signature moves with infrared cameras.