GIANT'S MOCAP TECHNOLOGY BEING USED ON 'AVATAR'
The system tracks markers on the performer
(and horses in this case), and retargets from a capture skeleton to the
character skeleton, allowing the director to see the 3D characters in a
virtual environment in realtime.
Giant's James Knight, mocap manager on
Avatar emphasizes the markers are just for reference since the software
solves from the skeleton using the data from the markers and retargets
them from the skeleton to the characters, all the while streaming live
to Autodesk's MotionBuilder.
Pictured is the Avatar stage.