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Motion capture (Mo-cap for short) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people.

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Convert track data into a bezier curve or a path?

I want to do a simple motion trail that has the same path as my track, but different timing. For that I need to convert the track data into a bezier curve. Any idea on how to do that? The reconstruct ...
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Creating ARKit shape keys for Blender Character

I’m looking for help creating the ARKit shape keys for my character. I know there’s a list of 52 of them, but when I try to create the shape keys and use them for facial capture (using Rokoko Studio ...
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Add video sequence as background for 2d animation

Hey so I'm messing around with the 2d animation aspect of blender 2.82 and I can't figure out how to set the background as a video sequence like how you would do if you were motion tracking and ...
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Having some trouble in Orientation in Motion Tracking

After I have motion tracked my video clip, when I try to Orient the floor by selecting minimum of 3 trackers in my video, I get an error telling me that At least 3 trackers along with a bundle must ...
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How to import and use C3D data in 2.8x?

I would like to apply a mocap animation onto my armature but I don't know what to import C3D files properly. Almost all of the search results yield a link to this post and my Problem is that I can not ...
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Blender exporting multiple animation layers/clips

I'm currnetly working on a motion capture project in Unity. And right now I'm running into an issues where When exporting the animation from blender to Unity it is showing there is multiple clips/...
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I use Rigify metahuman for rigging my character in Blender. Is there a way to capture motion using live video from my webcam?

Rigify is a great addon for rigging character inside blender. But the problem is animating the characters is not very easy using the handles generated by rigify. I tried downloading bvh files from ...
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Blender Motion tracking how to?

I have two videos from different views one moving one steady. I am trying to track character movements for animations. I tried doing just a steady video but there was no depth or rotation. So I ...
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How to trim down the total ammount of keyframes in a animation

Hey guys I'm currently working on a motion capture project using the rokoko studio. At the moment studio exports animations at 100 fps and can't be changed. This leaves a huge number of keyframes in ...
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Is it possible to get vertex locations (world) from a vertex group?

How can I get the vertices location connected to animated bones? E.g. the vertices of vertexgroup "foot.L" at keyframe 2?
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Blender and facial mocap

I have decided to post this question because I don't know what else can I do. I've been following a tutorial about facial mocap using OpenCV and webcam with Blender 2.8. This is the tutorial I'm ...
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import Mocap Json into Blender

I have a Json file that has, for each frame, a cam coordinate and the poistion of each bone from a skeleton (see screenshot). I was wondering what was the quickest way to import it into blender ( like ...
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Is there any way to reduce the amount of keyframes in a motion captured animation?

Im working on a project that requires us to motion capture the movements of an avatar. Ive recieved the bvh file from the motion capture, but it has keyframed every single frame of the animation, and ...
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Is there any instructional/tutorial articles or videos for face mocap? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a decent face mocap tutorial for blender? Or, does anyone here know how to do it well and would be willing to produce a tutorial? I'm trying to learn how, but the only tutorial I'...
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How can I show the Search Area box on a tracking point?

This has never been an issue until just now but consulting the official documentation it appears that there should be a search box which is distinct from the pattern area. https://docs.blender.org/...
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Is there a way to have background camera images show up in the final render?

I want my camera background to show up in the render. I watched a CGMatter tutorial about how to make simple mocap for your videos: Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wrecO5twh4 and in that ...
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Efficient process to apply motion capture data to different rigs

I'm trying to make use of CMU's motion capture database and apply them to a MakeHuman character and its pre-existing rig. But there are quite a few ??? left and since I have 0 animation background ...
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Motion Tracking not tracking

I tried using the motion tracking feature again and when trying to track, after about 300 frames the trackers just can't find anything. I've already tried lowering the correlation and hand tracked ...
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How to do motion track with the camera movement

The camera still keep rotating ,moving and I want to put the 3D model in the scene.If all track points keep in the camera view its ok to track but confused me is the track points only can keep a ...
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Baking Facial Motion Capture

I have a character that I need to put facial mocap data and normal animations on. I was planning on following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNK8S19OSmA then "baking" the animations, ...
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how do I use my motion tracking data (face track) and apply that to a MHX2 rig already applied bvh mocap?

I have tracked my face using motion tracking and linked empties to track. i would like to apply this data to the face keys of the MHX2 makehuman (which will have its own bvh from carnegie melon) - ...
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Combine an animation with multiple motion capture (bvh) file

I have a model made with makehuman 1.1.1 and two motion capture bvh files (walk and run). I want the run animation to start at the end of the walk. I cannot figure out how to start the run ...
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Facial motion capture - animate armatures

I've been doing a little motion capture of my face using the technique outlined in this tutorial https://youtube.com/watch?v=uNK8S19OSmA It's worked pretty well and the mesh of the face is moving in ...
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Bone rotation gone wrong on mocap!

I really need you guys help. Well, I have this ugly mocap: And like all mocap, need my rig to follow it. But the hand rotation is screwing up, no matter what I do. Seems like the hand rotation ...
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Combining mocap + hand animated actions (using Python?) in the same armature

I'm using some mocap (Mixamo) animations on my IK-controlled skeleton. Every time I do, I have to manually set keyframes of influence=0 for every IK (and otherwise) constraint on every bone that has ...
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Applying motion capture data on rigify rig

I have a character with a rigify rig that has been weightpainted and all. Is it possible to import bvh files on to that existing meta rig?
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Blender compositing, blur node problem

I am using mask for motion tracking scene, and I want use blur for mask in compositing. what is problem: blender node is bluring mask and make it larger, that causes problem for me, is it possible to ...
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How to properly solve camera motion? [duplicate]

I just got started messing around with motion tracking and the largest issue I seem to have is getting the tracking points to the correct location in 3D space. For example, I could get a dozen ...
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why blender motion track didn't render the movie?

I build a motion tracking animation, but the render result didn't shows my video. I make sure my nodes are linked right. what's wrong with my animation? please help me!
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How can I render the motion path of an object?

I have an object moves based on key frames. I used the motion paths tab to calculate the path which shows on my scene. My camera is pointed straight down at this path but when I try to render, it only ...
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MakeHuman model vertex coordinates after retargetting with Mocap?

I am writing a script which takes makehuman model and bvh files aS input and create animation. i also want to get coordinates of each vertex in image space after rendering, i write this script ...
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Applying MoCap face data to “foreign face”

I recently modelled Gustavo Fring and I want to test Motion Capturing on him. So I painted a few dots on my face and took a short film. Motion Tracking in Blender gave me these results: Now I can ...
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Going from 2D Mocap to 3D emptys?

I'm currently trying to figure out the workflow for using the motion capture features in Blender for animation. I've figured out creating markers and tracking them, but I'm stuck at reconstruction. ...
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Mocap - Does a tool exist that allows for tracking “user-selected” markers within an arbitrary video?

Does a tool exist that would allow me to import an arbitrary video, select/click specific markers, and export the motion as .bvh? I'd like to capture lower-extremity movement within a dance video; a ...
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Kinect, MakeHuman, BVH animation problem, twisted skeleton

I capture motions using Kinect 2.0 and Microsoft Kinect Studio (2.0 1410.19000) and get results in a xef file. But to use it in Blender (2.7) I need a ...
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How to get mocap BVH files to work properly with a MakeHuman model in Blender?

So I downloaded the first set of files from cgspeed of his BVH conversions from the motion capture database at carnegie mellon university. I also have installed MakeHuman and the MakeWalk blender ...
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Motion capture animation: how do I keep the animation keyframe information for a particular pose after removing marker data?

EDIT: I'm using version 2.79b and Cycles Render. I have motion capture data for a number of markers that come from a suit in a VICON MoCap studio. I also have a number of animations of the same ...
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does blender have full body motion tracking? [duplicate]

Im trying to find out if theres full body motion tracking and rigging because i want to use my own body movement in blender animation, i dont want to download others motion captured stuff. i dont want ...
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Ni Mate Rig for Kinect 360?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: DIY Kinect Motion Capture Studio | Blender But the rig that he shows in the video doesn't work very well with my Kinect 360, it kinda moves, but it has lots of ...
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How to get realtime reflections from motion tracked video?

I wanted to know if there is a way to get realtime reflections from a video, like if I have a motion tracked shot of a balloon festival; Naturally this will have a lot of moving colors so it isn't as ...
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How do you get lights to interact with a motion track? I can get shadows but I cant get lights to show

Im using a mesh with an emission shader hidden in the engines, it will light the uwing itself but wont cast light on the floor that the shadows are cast in ]3
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switch back to previous view

So I am sure you will think this is an idiot question but . . . I was looking at the normal screen. I wanted to import a bvh file to put on my armature. I realized I had not selected "MakeWalk > Load ...
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unexpected motion

I downloaded an open source character in order to use it in a Blender Game. This character contains a body and an armature. The issue is : when I put physic type as character and run Blender game ...
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Blender 2.8 retargeting BVH Mocap file to a rig - is this implemented in 2.8 yet?

I have installed the Mhx2 addon into Blender 2.8 and so can now import MakeHuman characters. I also have MB lab installed as an addon. However, I cannot see any way of retargeting a CMU bvh file to ...
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Copy relative positions of empties to bone rotations in a smaller armature

I have an armature and a set of empties that line up with each endpoint of a bone by their relative positions, but not by their literal locations or overall scale. The empties are animated in the way ...
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motion tracking - is there a way to automatically clear tracks after they leave the frame?

hi there I am tracking a video with many tracking points to decrease solve error. many of them leave the frame by the end of the video. is it possible in anyway to automatically clear track data ...
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Help with determining camera specs? Blender Motion Tracking

I have some experience working with Blender's motion tracking capabilities, but have only used cell phone video that happened to be presets in the camera specs dropdown in Blender. I am trying to do ...
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How to link armature to empty tracks and insert animation to the animation?

I have a set of empties with animations which act as bone joint positions. I want to link an armature to it and I want it to receive the animation by following the bone joint positions. I tried copy ...
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Problem with c3d import, bpy.ops.import_anim.c3d(filepath)

I am using: -Blender version 2.79 -import_c3d : “author”: “Daniel Monteiro Basso daniel@basso.inf.br”, “version”: (2015, 5, 5, 1), “blender”: (2, 74, 1) I would like to write a Python script which ...
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What is the best tutorial or method to model a head?

There used to be a really good tutorial on creating a human head model (Natalie Portman) on Youtube. It’s gone now. I want to model my own head to then add rigging and lip sync. All the ones I’ve ...