Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan will be the first 3D Motion Capture Movie in Indian Cinema

Director Soundarya R. Ashwin is ready with her most awaited and experimental tamil movie Kochadaiyaan in july 2013. First time in Indian Cinema the film was shot using Motion (artiste’s performance) Capture Technology, where 48 cameras captured artiste’s performance at 48 angles. Demo

What is Motion Capture Technology & how it works?

Motion capture Technology is about recording the every single movement of objects or people and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation.

Camera movements can also be motion captured so that a virtual camera in the scene will pan, tilt, or dolly around the stage driven by a camera operator while the actor is performing, and the motion capture system can capture the camera and props as well as the actor's performance. This allows the computer-generated characters, images and sets to have the same perspective as the video images from the camera. A computer processes the data and displays the movements of the actor, providing the desired camera positions in terms of objects in the set.

See the demo for mapping and capturing a movement using motion sensors.
See how James Cameron who is a pioneer in the field of motion capture used this technology in the film “Avatar”

Bravo Soundarya, for introducing and experimenting with new technology first time in the history Indian cinema.