Current Project : Motion Capture

Motion Capture

About Motion Capture

Motion capture is the process through which video sequences, typically of a human body in motion, are analyzed to reconstruct the body's joint movements. These recorded movements are then used to produce realistic character actions in video games or computer animated graphics for movies. All existing motion capture systems rely on optical markers carefully positioned on the body, most even require a skin-tight body suit covered with such markers.

In this projects we investigate markerless motion capture for a human body wearing regular, i.e. non body-fitting, clothes. The first step consists in identifying the head, torso, and limbs, at video rate (30 frames per second) if possible. This first step was completed last summer by an intern participating in the NSF REU program of the CSC and Art Departments at URI.