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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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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 ...
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Motion tracking a shot where no tracking point is in frame throughout the video [duplicate]

I’m trying to motion track a shot where the position it ends on is totally different from the starting position. In other words there are no tracking points that stay throughout the whole video. How ...
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MakeHuman Character bends over after retargeting w MoCap

I'm trying to animate a MakeHuman character with self captured motion from Perception Neuron. The motion looks good in Axis Neuron but when exported and retargeted in Blender, the upper body bends ...
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Motion Tracking not working for Eyeball

I'm experimenting with motion tracking an I'm a little stuck. My plan is to track the motion of an eyeball from a video an let an animated eyeball repeat the same motion. And in principle it works. ...
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How do I motion track a person and control an armature?

I am working on an animation series with fight scenes. Animating everything by hand takes a lot of time and doesn’t always look good. I was wondering if I could motion track a person with various ...
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How to add motion blur to already rendered image sequence?

I have an image sequence that I need to make less choppy. I didn't add it while rendering. I know there is a script for it here. but I am not sure if it's the best way to go at it. Any thoughts?
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Test if empty touches mesh/depth object with python

I'm doing motion capturing of facial expressions, having an empty (constrained to a track in the movie clip editor) "sliding" on a facial surface mesh (depth object). However, for some large facial ...
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Cacophony of problems with matching 60p Motion tracked footage to a 24p project

Edits at bottom There is more going on here than meets the eye. I think I have found that there are some bugs in the object solver constraint. It is giving weird behavior in test scenarios. It is ...
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when bringing in a makehuman model with a rig, the collada (.dae) rig has the regular Octa bones, but they are tiny

Why are the bones so tiny when I do this and how can I correct it and make them normal size again?
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Motion Tracking in the woods [duplicate]

I shot with some friends a star wars shot in the woods. We want to make a scene, where everything stands still (frozen time effect) and a blaster-shot hangs in the air. For that we need to motion ...
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Good Tracking Markers with BAD Object Tracking Solution

I'm having some trouble with object tracking. I use a cube covered with printed dots to be my tracking object (I've tried a lot of different kind of shapes like cylinder). So far, I get bunch of good ...
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Posing a character with the help of motion tracking

I'm new to blender and motion tracking, and I need some help. I'm wanna know that Can I pose a character with the help of motion tracking from video footage in blender?How? Thanks for the help in ...
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using IK constraint on a Motion capture Rig

I was wondering if there was any ways I could use IK constraints on a motion capture Rig to modify a bit the legs and arms movements without damaging too much the MoCap animation? (Or constraint a ...
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Part Of Mesh Becomes Inverted After Parenting To Armature [duplicate]

I am attempting to use Kinect V2 for motion capture in blender. After playing around with locations and rotations of bones I finally found out what was causing the unintended contortions in my mesh, ...
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When I parent my model with a Bvh animation the arms cross? why is that?

So when I parent my model with a bvh file and then I start the animation the arms of the model crosses, Why is that?
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How do I parent the head and the tail of a bone to two different meshes/empties?

I want to copy the movement of my hand to blender. I tracked some points on my hand and linked the tracks to empties in the 3d viewport. Then I made bones between the markers. I tried parenting and ...
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Transfer a Rig from Motionbuilder to Blender

I created a rig from a motion capture in MotionBuilder 2012. It's just a simple rig with a few motion tracks and now I want to do the rest of the work in Blender 2.72, but have problems with the rig ...
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Mocap crashing in game mode

I'm controlling a character using a Kinect plus Ni-mate's plugin. It works fine in Blender Render, but in Blender Game mode it crashes as soon as I hit P. I need to run in game mode because I want ...
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Transparent background for live motion capture and performance

All the questions on this subject relate to rendering, so I don't think this is a duplicate. I'm trying to display a character for motion capture on a completely transparent background. It is NOT for ...
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Generating Camera Motion

I'm a beginner at blender. I want to create camera motion in videos with a stationary camera. Things like translating the camera arbitrarily through the scene etc. Can someone please give me a ...
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Animation with unintentional black boxes

I'm making an Animation with a Motion Track. In my preview render everything is fine, but when I render my scene in png there are black boxes in some pictures. At the beginning of the animation these ...
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Any tools to capture movements from a mobile phone to Blender?

I am not sure what is this called, but maybe similar to motion capture. For example I want to animate a hand in Blender. Instead of motion capturing by pointing a camera at my hand and it tracks in 2D,...
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Can I add a control rig to a character after animation?

I imported mocap animation to a basic rig and i want to clean up the mess. So my question is can I add controls over the basic bone structure after the animation been imported.If yes.please guide me ...
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Problem: Linking empty to track places all empties at origin and won't move

I have created a Scratch animation which was then recorded and tracked. The tracking is successful but I cannot reconstruct it in the 3D environment. Whenever I select one empty or multiple and try ...
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Incorrect local axis (or something) when importing FBX motion capture

I would like to make a few adjustments to a motion capture that I had downloaded, but I found that when I import the FBX file into Blender the bones does not connect correctly as seen in the screen ...
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Retargeting Mocap Upside Down and Weird

I'm new to Blender (coming from Cinema 4D mainly). I can't figure out how to correctly retarget a mocap rig I got from Mixamo onto a simpler rig. Before retargeting: After retargeting: Using a ...
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Controll cube with arduino + mpu6050

So i have an arduino with an mpu6050 attached to it. It is currently set up to send the raw data from the imu sensor to my computer. I would like to use this data to control a cube in blender with ...
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Which armature with face bones and/or which addon can I use to make the mocap?

I tried to use the makewalk and the Motion Capture Addon by Benjy Cook with different armatures : mine armature,with remapped bones and without ; with the rigify + pitchipoi addon,before to get the ...
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BVH has no root motion

I have recorded motion capture using Motive and am now trying to use the motion capture for a blender animation. The BVH file has the hips set as a root bone with no key frames, so the character walks ...
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Manual Assist for Motion Tracking

I recently made a video shot that I now need to motion track. However, due to motion blur at some points, as well as my limited experience and skills in this area, I am having some issues with setting ...
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How to recover -z axis of camera from Rotation Translation Matrix

Say I have a Rotation Translation Matrix RT which describes the rigid body motion of the camera. The camera frame is defined as: -z is the pointing axis y is "...
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How Can I Remove CGI from Part of my Video?

I added a lightsaber (with motion tracking) in Blender with a video of myself. I remove the lightsaber from my pocket near the end of the video. How can I make the lightsaber invisible until then? ...
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How to Flip a Video Clip

I want to take a video of me standing on the right side of the screen, split it, then flip the second half so I'm standing on the left side of the screen. I'm using a green screen, so I'm planning on ...
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Editing a Real Dog to Talk [closed]

Is there any way I could use motion tracking to make my dog look like she's talking? I've seen people use After Effects to animate a dog's mouth and facial expressions, but I couldn't find any ...
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Problem motion capture Blender

I’ve a problem with Blender, I have to make a feet and animate it using a .c3d file with the motion capture of the movements. But when I try to make the armature ...
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XBOX Kinect 360 motion capture

A while back I saw a video where the user used XBOX Kinect 360 with Blender 3D to rig and capture facial movement. I'm trying to find that video and how to do that. All I see are third party people ...
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Is there any software that I can do real time motion capture in Blender with?

I just finished an animation, and it took me a really long time. I was thinking of ways to reduce the time, and motion capture crossed my mind. I was wondering if anyone knows of any real-time motion ...
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See t-s and t-v graphs of motion tracking points

Is it possible to display the movement of the tracking points of Blender's motion tracking function as a graph (probably in the graph view tab) with time[seconds or current frame] on the x-axis and ...
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Import FBX file doesn't appear

I'm trying to import this fbx file in blender but the armature doesn't appear (no bones,...) Any idea please why this is happening?
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Tracking arm where some points disappear

I am trying my hand at some VFX with Blender, and I'm trying to make a digital arm move with my own. I drew lots of dots on my arm and hand with a dry erase marker and now I'm tracking them. Some of ...
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How would I track a face turning around?

I want to track someone turning around in a scene and apply a 3D helmet to the track. How can this be done? when I tried to do it using some handy dot stickers, I did not know how to track what was on ...
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How do I use live motion, and paste a model onto it, like Gollum?

I wanted to try to use this to make a short film without having to do a lot of manual animation. I will restate the question here in more detail. I want to be able to move around a scene in real life, ...
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Make camera follow armature joint

I know it is possible to force a camera to follow an object by crt + t to Make a Track and follow a constraint, but this does not let me to force a camera to follow ...
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Animate a character by using a recorded video

I want to animate a character in a realistic but easy way. I was thinking that I could use videos of me performing the actions I want to have on my characters, however I can't find a way of placing ...
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How can I export the motion tracking markers to csv?

The blender motion tracking markers are very convenient to use but it seems there is no direct way to export the path of the markers themselves. Is there a way to export the paths of multiple motion ...
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Adjust certain frames in BVH file

How can I adjust some frames in BVH file? Basically clean up the BVH from some noise.