Experimental Capture

This course will survey state-of-the-art techniques, in the industry and in academia, to capture, model, and render human motion.

Course Number: 16-461/60-461

This is an interdisciplinary course in experimental media practices that arise from using devices to "capture" the world. We will survey state-of-the-art techniques and emerging ideas, in the industry and in academia, to capture, model, and render objects, people, places and events. The course evaluation will be project-based, in which students will capture a wide variety of things, and develop projects around the data they collect. We will cover capture techniques including motion capture, video-based capture, panoramic and hyperspectral imaging, depth sensors, 3D scanners, hand and eye-gaze trackers; classic and contemporary representations of face and body pose and motion; and recent progress in animation, synthesis, classification, and rehabilitation on new forms of displays.

Spring 2017 instructor: Golan Levin


Course Type: Studio Course
Offered By: Art, Robotics Institute
Program: Animation & Special Effects

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