motion capture

  • Advances In Facial Animation Will Increase Communication and Creativity Crunch Network

    Advances In Facial Animation Will Increase Communication and Creativity

    There’s way more to human communication than just words. Anytime you connect with someone face-to-face, or through a webcam with FaceTime or Skype, you are adding to the conversation layers of additional meaning and context that simply aren’t possible to convey over the phone; things like sarcasm, exaggeration and hand gestures become amplified. Read More

  • Notch Is A Wearable Sensor & App For Tracking And Capturing Body Movements

    Notch Is A Wearable Sensor & App For Tracking And Capturing Body Movements

    Movement tracking could get a whole lot more granular if the New York-based startup behind this wearable sensor gets its way. Notch, currently being shown off in prototype form on Kickstarter, is a wearable sensor designed to be concealed within clothing at natural hinge points around the body to track and capture specific body movements — sending that data back to a companion (iOS) app… Read More

  • Webcam System Models Your Movements And Emotions On A Lifelike Avatar

    A new system created at Keio University will help add lifelike motion capture and emotion-sensing to apps, games, and design programs by scanning your face and body for cues. The system works on any PC and can recreate all of your facial expressions on a life-like human avatar. The test model lets the team turn a sullen grad student into a cute girl with long pigtails. Read More