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MoCap for Artists by Brian Windsor, Midori Kitagawa

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8 Data Application – Advanced Level: Integrating Data with Character Rigs

Motion capture is a good tool all by itself but being able to integrate traditional rigging and keyframing on top of it makes it even better. Learning how to integrate motion capture data onto a fully rigged character is an important part of motion capture. Let us look at mixing motion capture into rigging and key-frame animation.

8.1   Mocap as Forward Kinematics Animation

In motion capture we generally expect a direct representation of the capture subject expressed in a digitally created character. Whatever the mocap performer does, you want to see its digital counterpart do the exact same thing. The marker data is transferred to the skeleton in order to replicate the ...

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