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Old 06-02-2005, 03:52 PM   #11
justinc
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Re: Motion capture systems and martial arts

Yes, that's precisely what it is. Basically, stick a bunch of white dots on a person and then capture their precise movements. Those movements can then be mapped onto another object with roughly the same physical shape (eg humanoid shape). For instance, we could substitute the human body with Marvin the Martian and the movements would look identical. With good tools you can even manipulate those same movements and extrapolate a tall thin person onto a short fat person and have it still look sane.

Justin Couch
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