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Nate Hartzler
virtual camera system
on Aug 18, 2010 at 12:55:04 am

NaturalPoint just released their Insight Virtual Camera System.

http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/products/insight-vcs/

It's similar to the camera system James Cameron used in Avatar. The physical camera "films" within 3d space and creates a virtual camera shot in a 3d program. This is used in conjunction with motion capture footage applied to a 3d character.

But my question is, could someone use this for live action? Meaning, could I somehow film an actor and get the perfect performance then using the virtual camera, film all the different shots and angles of the scene? The end result not being a 3d character but live action footage.


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Mark Suszko
Re: virtual camera system
on Aug 18, 2010 at 10:40:50 pm

There is something a *little* like this in development, I seem to recall ti was an MIT thing, but might be wrong ont hat fact. It is a camera that grabs a deep-focus shot at every distance, and you do the adjustment of depth of field and zoom all in post.


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