Monday, 31 March 2014

Friday 4th April is Motion Capture Day at Bucks

On Friday 4th April we'll be testing out our shiny new Motion Capture system at Bucks. The Events Hall in the Gateway building will play host to our latest, biggest and most expensive digital toy, extremely useful not just for animators hoping to capture excellent physical performances but also for students studying sports and motion analysis. On Friday we are welcoming students with some experience of motion capture (and even those with none) to come along and help us get the system to work.

For anyone new to Bucks, the Events Hall is the big hall in the Gateway building on your left as you ascend the elevated staircase near the reception desk. It's where we have our open days, and where various sports activities also take place.

The Events Hall
Students who have used motion capture systems before are especially welcome. On friday we will be figuring out and properly documenting a dependable pipeline that can then be rolled out to anyone who wants to use the system. Friday will be a day for thinking, testing, collaborating and generally working out how we can use our system to best advantage.

The Gateway building, which houses the Events Hall, is marked number 10 on the map above.

Anyone student who thinks they might be able to help us out will be very welcome to come and lend a hand. You might even get to wear the MoCap suit and pretend you are Andy Serkis in The Lord of The Rings.

The session on Friday 4th April will run from 9am until 4pm.  9am to 11am will constitute set-up, and we will have to start packing down by 3pm.

(Editor's note: For more information about the Motion Capture system we have here at Bucks, read this post. And don't forget to check out our student's memorable trip to visit Centroid at Pinewood Studios in 2012.)

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