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19/05/2011 22:01:22

jonbezMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I recently made a demonstration video for the machinima channel. U may find it informative

Its shows how u can use the kinect as a cheap mocap system on your pc

Hopefully epic will incorporate the kinect into the unreal engine one day.
It Would be very cool using this in Muvizu.
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19/05/2011 22:16:55

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Very interesting Jon!

I can see Muvizu HQ turning into a dance studio!
" And next on the floor..It's Crazy Dave!!....Oh dear,... could someone phone an ambulance..." LOL!



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20/05/2011 09:48:16

freakmoomin
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pretty nifty!

im starting to fear for my job.........but in saying that......ive been afraid of mocap for about 8 years and im still here

defo looks like an amazing direction for machinima to go in! As long as the technical side can be overcome for the average punter
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20/05/2011 10:16:38

Marco_D
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Very nice

Epic and Microsoft have a very solid partnership, so that's definitely a possibility.

Cheers,
Marco
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20/05/2011 10:18:28

KerryK
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Dreeko wrote:

" And next on the floor..It's Crazy Dave!!....Oh dear,... could someone phone an ambulance..." LOL!



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truer words have never been spoken
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20/05/2011 12:13:39

jonbezMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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freakmoomin wrote:
im starting to fear for my job.........but in saying that......ive been afraid of mocap for about 8 years and im still here


keyframed animation will always live on like stop motion. Motion capture is pretty cool but it doesn't really complement certain project styles. Look at Pixar, I bet they have access to the best mocap system around but they still key frame 90% of their animations in their films.
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20/05/2011 12:56:30

claireqMuvizu staff
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freakmoomin wrote:
im starting to fear for my job.........but in saying that......ive been afraid of mocap for about 8 years and im still here


P45 is at the door! Stick Out Tongue
edited by claireq on 20/05/2011
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20/05/2011 13:33:53

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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claireq wrote:
freakmoomin wrote:
im starting to fear for my job.........but in saying that......ive been afraid of mocap for about 8 years and im still here


P45 is at the door! Stick Out Tongue
edited by claireq on 20/05/2011


I imagine it would be a great tool to get a general animation in place that could be tweaked with keyframes for exaggeration and a more cartoony quality.

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26/05/2011 12:40:56

CrazyDaveMuvizu staff
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Dreeko wrote:
Very interesting Jon!

I can see Muvizu HQ turning into a dance studio!
" And next on the floor..It's Crazy Dave!!....Oh dear,... could someone phone an ambulance..." LOL!



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Oh by the way I am an awesome dancer, cast or no cast.

I love the Kinect idea and there's no reason that it couldn't be hooked up to Muvizu characters and, with a bit of work, used to record animations.
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07/06/2011 12:08:32

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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More interesting Kinect stuff

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07/08/2011 08:16:37

RightURKen
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Looks like the next release of Iclone will have this feature.

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