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Old June 10 2009, 01:55 PM   #17
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motion capture for animating characters

Motion capture technology has gotten to the point now that 'passive' motion cature cameras shoot at up to 120fps.
That is action-movie explosion slow motion speed. Once that data is captured and the characters are animated a director can place the camera anywhere including moving it or doing the whole "The Matrix" speed
-ramp-to-360-look. We will start to see more technocrane style shots designed in CG animation by directors working in this medium.
James Cameron's "Avatar" releasing in December 2009 supposedly will change things in regards to motion capture technology so you can expect copycat films to surface in 2011 and 2012. Will a Trek CG series be starting production around then?
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