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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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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?

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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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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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 ...
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CMU Mocap, Makehuman, and Blender Problem

I have a problem I can't seem to solve: If I import a bvh file from the CMU mocap collection directly into blender, it loads and plays perfectly (left in image below). If I use the makewalk add on ...
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How to add motion blur to HDRI backplate? (example included)

I want to show motion like shown below but keep the far background sharp. As you can see above, the wheels and the road, along with the vegetation, are motion blurred but the background, with ...
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Beveled edges rendering like they're cut into

I made a very simple animation, and with camera movement, the beveled edges appear as if they are cut into. How can I fix this? I am rendering with blender render.
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Motion Capture Queries

I recently got myself a Kinect V2.0 to perform motion capture animation. I know about how to rig and model a rig, and how to record the movements I make to animate the character. What I am wondering ...
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Can motion sensors be used to make a character move in Blender?

I just wanted to ask if motion sensors can move a model made in Blender. For example: if let say a I have a motion sensor on my elbow and hand if I begin to move my hand in an up and down motion is ...
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Need Help Importing BVH in Blender 2.8 BETA

I have my rig to receive the instructions in my blender document attached to a human mesh. I go to file-import-motioncapture(bvh) and successfully import the instruction giving rig. I cannot find the ...
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How do i point track a video into another video

I'm learning how to motion track in blender but the only thing I'm confused on is how to get a video into the one I'm editing and have that entire video tracked by a single (or multiple) tracks. ...
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How to import Acclaim's .asf/.mcf motion capture files?

First of all, I am a total Blender novice! I need to knowm is it possiple to import Acclaim's motion capture files in Blender? Or rather, how can I do that? I am especially interested in seeing the ...
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Why is part of the motion tracking dopesheet grey?

I motion tracked and solved a bit of footage and on the dopesheet it has different colors. I know green is solved motion, red is not solved motion, but what is grey? It also has the required 8 ...
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Glycon joints not supported in Blender--I'm trying to fix it.

The FBX file my mocap system generates is not compatible with Blender, and I'm trying to figure out why. Any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated. This is what it looks like in Blender, ...
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Solve error is high even though my markers follow well

I've been motion tracking with blender for only maybe 1-2 months and I am still having a few issues. In this blend file all the markers seam to track very well, but my solve error is still 1.5 and ...
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Animation problem

I am following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCc51vABR94 I made motion tracking as told in this tutorial like this: and then went to compositor as told in tutorial and did exact same ...
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Kinect Motion Capture in Blender

I don't know if this is allowed here, if not please delete. I am trying to do a Kinect motion capture Studio in Blender following this video/tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UPZtS5LVvw But ...
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How to correctly LOCK motion tracking points so they don't move after reloading movie clip?

I was trying to stabilize some movie clip and met quite annoying issue in Blender 2.79b, although I recall this was happening in earlier versions too. The following image shows an example of certain ...
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How can I use a webcam for Motion capture?

I'm new to Blender so, for everything I want to do, I watch tutorials on YouTube. I recently learnt I can do motion capture using my Webcam: this is a lot easier than setting keyframes, so I went to ...
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How to overlay someone (and his/her movements) in a video clip tracking eyes,face,mouth of a 3d character

I want to replace/overlay the faces and the bodies of the people that are in a video clip with a series of 3d characters of the same size and shape. I set up 8 tracker points for the character's ...
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Motion capture animations to IK rig

I have .bvh (sometimes even .fbx) files with motion capture data that I want to retarget onto my own custom IK rig (or even a rigify one would be better). The question is: How do I go about it? The ...
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Load camera track from an external file (by Python script)

what I need is to import a camera track from an external file and to do this in a Python script. The external track is a sequence of camera poses (location + rotation) in world coordinates. How to do ...
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Creating .bvh from .c3d

I'm working on a project importing motion capture from physical therapy patients. What I have been trying to do is import the .c3d data, creating an armature and parenting it to the .c3d, and ...
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How to add finger bones to MakeHuman Rig?

I use a MakeHuman model to animate motion capture data. Now I would like to animate the finger movement, but the MakeHuman rig has no finger bones. I added the bones to the rig now, but I can't get ...
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Simplify F-Curves of Shape Key animation

i am trying to clean-up animation curves from facial mocap data. The recorded data/animation is containing keys on nearly every frame. Usually i would use the Add-on 'Simplify Curves', wich does ...
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Motionbuilder to Blender: Still no true FBX support?

Has anyone found a way to successfully import an FBX file that contains an armature and skin from Motionbuilder to Blender? I just got royally screwed on a project because zi didn't know there were ...
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Why does my 3D Object become transparent [closed]

When I click f12 the texture of my 3D object become like this. If I missed something please tell me. I'm newbie at motion track. It'll help a lot thanks :)
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Problem with retargeting BVH bones

I am trying to retarget bones (armature) from BVH file to my armature of the low poly model and I have a small problem. After retargeting my bones twist in the wrong direction. How to fix this? I ...
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Motion Capture T-pose Bent At Hips

As part of a larger project, I created a simple human mesh in MakeHuman, enabled MoCap with it in MakeHuman, and imported it inro blender as an FBX file. When I 'Load and Retarget' the .bvh file I ...
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Remove plane while keeping shadows intact [duplicate]

I have watched BlenderGuru's camera tracking tutorial and tried to do the same with cycles but i want to remove the base plane which is used for shadows while keep the shadows intact. How can I do it? ...
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how to make that two different objects have the same number of vertices

I'm trying to join as shapes two objects that don't have the same number of vertices. The white shape is a FBX face object that come from the brekel pro face 2 and it contains the shapekeys / joints ...