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Capturing Motion

Capturing Motion Book
Author : David Putrino,Brandon Larson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN : 9780128163665
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Capturing Motion: Studying Human Movement in the Digital Age provides an update on the available technologies and techniques used in a variety of applications. The book discusses the basic functionality of the major forms of motion capture technology used in industry, common issues experienced by users, different motion capture approaches, existing design challenges, and the future of motion capture. The book provides data, insights and case studies from a leading laboratory, offering a comprehensive guide to new frontiers in motion capture technology. Covers available motion capture technologies, including evidence-based analysis Considers the various applications of motion capture technology across disciplines Gives the strengths and weaknesses of different techniques and use cases Includes exclusive data, insights and case studies from a leading laboratory Offers practical guidance on motion capture technologies, applications and techniques

Capturing Motion

Capturing Motion Book
Author : Stephen Dalton
Publisher : Firefly Books
Release : 2020-10
ISBN : 9780228102724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this fascinating book Stephen Dalton takes the reader on a journey, recounting how he started in photography and how he became fascinated with the idea of photographing insects and birds in flight. When Dalton started to combine his interests in nature and photography, no photographer had succeeded in capturing on film a focused image of an animal in midair. There were no digital cameras, no high-speed film, only primitive flash units powered by a heavy car battery. Color film took a week or more to be sent away and processed, too late for Dalton to make adjustments to his camera and flash set-up. There were also no publications to learn from. Dalton describes how persistence, hard work and sheer faith that it could be done pushed him to experiment with a variety of methods. Two years of repeated attempts, an understanding of flight mechanics and insight into the art of photography brought success: he captured a sharply focused image of a barn owl leaving its nest. Dalton had created the art of motion photography. Capturing Motion: My Life in High Speed Nature Photography is part memoir, part adventure story and part scientific explanation, illustrated throughout with Dalton's pioneering photographs. Dalton explains how the photographic equipment of the time worked and takes the reader on his journeys into the English countryside in the 1960s as he searched for subjects. Each attempt could be long and frustrating but success finally came with his image of a barn owl in flight: We employed two cameras set-up side by side in the hide, one containing color film that had to be sent away to Kodak for processing, which took a week, while the other was loaded with black and white film. When the owl took off both cameras recorded two almost identical images. More often than not the negatives revealed that at least one of the flash heads failed to fire, ruining the chance of obtaining the lighting so carefully planned. Even when we managed to obtain an image, the chances were that the wings were not in an attractive position. By now, after three weeks our patience was running thin. Although we had managed to obtain a few indifferent pictures, none of them did justice to the bird and the setting. I decided to struggle on for a few more days. A couple of evenings had passed when out of the blue everything jelled - next morning from out of the developing tank I withdrew a strip of dripping negatives that held the image that had been in my mind's eye for weeks - all four flash lamps had fired and the owl's wings were perfect. Capturing Motion follows the incredible journey of a highly skilled and creative nature photographer inventing an entirely new method. All photographers will enjoy reading about the determination and skill that went into creating a method they use every day in their craft.

Capturing Time Motion

Capturing Time   Motion Book
Author : Joseph Meehan
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2009-11
ISBN : 9781600594670
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Explore the elements of composition, light, and direction that effectively create the illusion of time and motion in a digital image." The author explains how best to create these illusions and guides you through simple yet effective shooting techniques and post processing strategies.--[back cover].

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games Book
Author : Alberto Menache
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780124906303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Motion capture is one of the most talked about and misunderstood technologies in computer animation because of its rocketing popularity and ambiguous implementation. In Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games , industry insider Alberto Menache tells the complete story of motion capture, examining its technical details as well as its growth as an industry. Menache's narrative voice and in-depth technical discussions allow the reader to not only learn motion capture, but also to understand the reasons behind its successes, failures, and increasing role in blockbuster films, such as Batman Forever and Batman and Robin . With its careful balance between technical analysis and industry trends, Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games is the first book to explore the controversial art and practice of modern character animation using motion capture.

Performance Capture

Performance Capture Book
Author : Philip Organ
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 2019-07-11
ISBN : 9781474282055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume explores the practicalities of how motion capture technology can be used creatively, beyond mere replication of live action. By focusing on what digital visual effects can learn from more established art forms like acting, keyframe animating and stagecraft, this book pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with the hardware and software, to push the levels of performance, drama and audience engagement. This is an essential text for students who want to forge better appreciations of the mechanics and physicality of how we move and how we then re-interpret this knowledge via practical artistic forms of virtual expression and digital animation. We know that more control, more understanding of style and performance and storytelling is needed to master the visual technology, to capture and conjure designs, models and scenes. This book enables readers to construct better convincing movements, character animation and scenarios with 3D motion capture. A digital alchemist's path that leads, ultimately, from base models to captured moments of gold.

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation Book
Author : Alberto Menache
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-01-24
ISBN : 9780123814975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation discusses the latest technology developments in digital design, film, games, medicine, sports, and security engineering. Motion capture records a live-motion event and translates it into a digital context. It is the technology that converts a live performance into a digital performance. In contrast, performance animation is the actual performance that brings life to the character, even without using technology. If motion capture is the collection of data that represents motion, performance animation is the character that a performer represents. The book offers extensive information about motion capture. It includes state-of-the-art technology, methodology, and developments in the current motion-capture industry. In particular, the different ways to capture motions are discussed, including using cameras or electromagnetic fields in tracking a group of sensors. This book will be useful for students taking a course about digital filming, as well as for anyone who is interested in this topic. Completely revised to include almost 40% new content with emphasis on RF and Facial Motion Capture Systems Describes all the mathematical principles associated with motion capture and 3D character mechanics Helps you budget by explaining the costs associated with individualized motion capture projects

Motion Capture in Performance

Motion Capture in Performance Book
Author : M. Delbridge
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-03-04
ISBN : 1137505818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Motion Capture in Performance explores the historical origins, properties and implications of Motion Capture. It introduces a new mode of performance for the commercial film, animation, and console gaming industries - 'Performance Capture', a distinct interdisciplinary discourse in the fields of theatre, animation, performance studies and film.

Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments

Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments Book
Author : Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann,Daniel Thalmann
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1998-11-17
ISBN : 3540653538
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The CAPTECH'98 workshop took place at the University of Geneva on November 26–27, 1998, sponsored by FIP Working Group 5.10 (Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds) and the Suisse Romande regional doctoral seminar in computer science. The subject of the conference was ongoing research in data capture and interpretation. The goals of capturing real world data in order to perceive, understand, and interpret them and then reacting to them in a suitable way are currently important research problems. These data can be very diverse: sounds, emotions, shapes, motions, forces, muscles, actions, etc. Once captured, they have to be treated either to make the invisible visible, or to understand a particular phenomenon so as to formulate an appropriate reaction, or to integrate various information in a new multimedia format. The conference included six sessions of presented papers and three panel discussions. Invited speakers treating various aspects of the topic were: Professor R. Earnshaw from Bradford University, Professor T. L. Kunii from Hosei University, and Professor P. Robert from EPFL. Professor K. Bauknecht, of the University of Zürich, President of IFIP, offered the welcoming address. Mr. E. Badique, project officer for the EU in Brussels, discussed recent results of the EU ACTS research program. Finally, the Geneva Computer Animation '98 Film Festival highlighted the evening of November 26.

Human Motion

Human Motion Book
Author : Bodo Rosenhahn,Reinhard Klette,Dimitris Metaxas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1402066929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The study of human motion dates back more than 2000 years. With the event of information technology, new areas have been added to this field. Research using computer vision and computer graphics contributes to a transformation of biomechanics into a discipline that now applies computing technology throughout; on the other hand, computer vision and computer graphics also benefit from defining goals aimed at solving problems in biomechanics. Besides interactions, all three areas also developed their own inherent research dynamics towards studying human motion. Researchers from all three of these areas have contributed to this book to promote the establishment of human motion research as a multi-facetted discipline and to improve the exchange of ideas and concepts between these three areas. Some chapters review the state of the art whilst others report on leading edge research results, with applications in medicine, sport science, cinematography and robotics.

Information Retrieval for Music and Motion

Information Retrieval for Music and Motion Book
Author : Meinard Müller
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-09-09
ISBN : 3540740481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Content-based multimedia retrieval is a challenging research field with many unsolved problems. This monograph details concepts and algorithms for robust and efficient information retrieval of two different types of multimedia data: waveform-based music data and human motion data. It first examines several approaches in music information retrieval, in particular general strategies as well as efficient algorithms. The book then introduces a general and unified framework for motion analysis, retrieval, and classification, highlighting the design of suitable features, the notion of similarity used to compare data streams, and data organization.

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Book
Author : Arthur G. Shapiro,Dejan Todorovic
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-05-24
ISBN : 019979460X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

Advances in Visual Computing

Advances in Visual Computing Book
Author : George Bebis,Richard Boyle,Darko Koracin,Bahram Parvin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2005-11-24
ISBN : 9783540307501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2005, held in Lake Tahoe, NV, USA in December 2005. The 33 revised full papers and 26 poster papers presented together with 5 keynote presentations and 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 110 submissions. The papers are rounded off by 32 presentations held at seven special tracks. The papers cover the four main areas of visual computing: vision, graphics, visualization, and virtual reality. Topics addressed are computer graphics, medical imaging, computer vision methods for ambient intelligence, virtual reality and medicine, pattern analysis and recognition applications in biometrics, visualization, mediated reality, visual surveillance in challenging environments, low level vision, encoding and compression, segmentation, recognition and reconstruction, motion, text extraction and retrieval, intelligent vehicles and autonomous navigation, and visualization techniques in geophysical science.

Coverbal Synchrony in Human Machine Interaction

Coverbal Synchrony in Human Machine Interaction Book
Author : Matej Rojc,Nick Campbell
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-10-25
ISBN : 1466598263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Embodied conversational agents (ECA) and speech-based human–machine interfaces can together represent more advanced and more natural human–machine interaction. Fusion of both topics is a challenging agenda in research and production spheres. The important goal of human–machine interfaces is to provide content or functionality in the form of a dialog resembling face-to-face conversations. All natural interfaces strive to exploit and use different communication strategies that provide additional meaning to the content, whether they are human–machine interfaces for controlling an application or different ECA-based human–machine interfaces directly simulating face-to-face conversation. Coverbal Synchrony in Human-Machine Interaction presents state-of-the-art concepts of advanced environment-independent multimodal human–machine interfaces that can be used in different contexts, ranging from simple multimodal web-browsers (for example, multimodal content reader) to more complex multimodal human–machine interfaces for ambient intelligent environments (such as supportive environments for elderly and agent-guided household environments). They can also be used in different computing environments—from pervasive computing to desktop environments. Within these concepts, the contributors discuss several communication strategies, used to provide different aspects of human–machine interaction.

Animation and Performance Capture Using Digitized Models

Animation and Performance Capture Using Digitized Models Book
Author : Edilson de Aguiar
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-12-08
ISBN : 3642103162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The realistic generation of virtual doubles of real-world actors has been the focus of computer graphics research for many years. However, some problems still remain unsolved: it is still time-consuming to generate character animations using the traditional skeleton-based pipeline, passive performance capture of human actors wearing arbitrary everyday apparel is still challenging, and until now, there is only a limited amount of techniques for processing and modifying mesh animations, in contrast to the huge amount of skeleton-based techniques. In this thesis, we propose algorithmic solutions to each of these problems. First, two efficient mesh-based alternatives to simplify the overall character animation process are proposed. Although abandoning the concept of a kinematic skeleton, both techniques can be directly integrated in the traditional pipeline, generating animations with realistic body deformations. Thereafter, three passive performance capture methods are presented which employ a deformable model as underlying scene representation. The techniques are able to jointly reconstruct spatio-temporally coherent time-varying geometry, motion, and textural surface appearance of subjects wearing loose and everyday apparel. Moreover, the acquired high-quality reconstructions enable us to render realistic 3D Videos. At the end, two novel algorithms for processing mesh animations are described. The first one enables the fully-automatic conversion of a mesh animation into a skeletonbased animation and the second one automatically converts a mesh animation into an animation collage, a new artistic style for rendering animations. The methods described in the thesis can be regarded as solutions to specific problems or important building blocks for a larger application. As a whole, they form a powerful system to accurately capture, manipulate and realistically render realworld human performances, exceeding the capabilities of many related capture techniques. By this means, we are able to correctly capture the motion, the timevarying details and the texture information of a real human performing, and transform it into a fully-rigged character animation, that can be directly used by an animator, or use it to realistically display the actor from arbitrary viewpoints.

PRICAI 2006 Trends in Artificial Intelligence

PRICAI 2006  Trends in Artificial Intelligence Book
Author : Quiang Yang,Geoff Webb
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-07-26
ISBN : 3540366679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2006, held in Guilin, China in August 2006. The 81 revised full papers and 87 revised short papers presented together with 3 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 596 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on intelligent agents, automated reasoning, machine learning and data mining, natural language processing and speech recognition, computer vision, perception and animation, evolutionary computing, industrial applications, intelligent agents, automated reasoning, evolutionary computing, game, machine learning and data mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, neural networks, and computer vision.

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects Book
Author : Francisco J. Perales,Edwin R. Hancock
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2002-11-06
ISBN : 3540001492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects, AMDO 2002, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in November 2002. The 21 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. Among the topics addressed are geometric and physical deformable objects, motion analysis, articulated models and animation, visualization of deformable models, 3D recovery from motion, single or multiple human motion analysis and synthesis, applications of deformable models and motion analysis, face tracking, recovery and recognition models.

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects

Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects Book
Author : Francisco Jose Perales Lopez,Robert B. Fisher,Thomas B. Moeslund
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-06-26
ISBN : 3642315674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects, AMDO 2012, held in Port d'Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, in July 2012. The 27 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions. The volume also contains one full paper length invited talk. The conference dealt with the following topics: advanced computer graphics (human modeling and animation); human motion (analysis, tracking, 3D reconstruction and recognition); multimodal user interaction and applications; and affective interfaces (recognition and interpretation of emotions, ECAs -- embodied conversational agents in HCI).