motione participant Arts, media and Engineering

computer screens

creating integrated physical-digital experiences research
dancers movement in real time
creating hybrid experiences

Real time motion capture of multiple movers (part 2)

The first motion capture challenge being researched in this project is:
achieving high quality motion capture involving combinations of 1 to 4 markered and 1 to 3 unmarkered movers, happening on theater stages and involving lighting and projection necessary for successful immersive multimodal environments.

Specific issues being researched are:

Camera placement

The solutions we are developing allow for unobtrusive, high quality sensing of the complete volume of the stage. They overcome the following challenges:

  1. cameras cannot be placed outside the volume of the stage but must cover as much of the stage as possible
  2. side lighting on stage influences the infrared sensing and thus restricts camera placement
  3. reflectivity of the Marley floor influences the infrared sensing and thus restricts camera placement
  4. visible (red light) infrared cameras influence the lighting
  5. bright lighting “washes out” the markers
  6. cameras must be placed high above the stage so as not to obtrude into the projection and scenery



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