Capturing Motion

Capturing Motion
Author: Stephen Dalton
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9780228102724
ISBN 13: 0228102723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capturing Motion Book Review:

In this fascinating book Stephen Dalton takes the reader on a journey, recounting how he started in photography and how he became fascinated with the idea of photographing insects and birds in flight. When Dalton started to combine his interests in nature and photography, no photographer had succeeded in capturing on film a focused image of an animal in midair. There were no digital cameras, no high-speed film, only primitive flash units powered by a heavy car battery. Color film took a week or more to be sent away and processed, too late for Dalton to make adjustments to his camera and flash set-up. There were also no publications to learn from. Dalton describes how persistence, hard work and sheer faith that it could be done pushed him to experiment with a variety of methods. Two years of repeated attempts, an understanding of flight mechanics and insight into the art of photography brought success: he captured a sharply focused image of a barn owl leaving its nest. Dalton had created the art of motion photography. Capturing Motion: My Life in High Speed Nature Photography is part memoir, part adventure story and part scientific explanation, illustrated throughout with Dalton's pioneering photographs. Dalton explains how the photographic equipment of the time worked and takes the reader on his journeys into the English countryside in the 1960s as he searched for subjects. Each attempt could be long and frustrating but success finally came with his image of a barn owl in flight: We employed two cameras set-up side by side in the hide, one containing color film that had to be sent away to Kodak for processing, which took a week, while the other was loaded with black and white film. When the owl took off both cameras recorded two almost identical images. More often than not the negatives revealed that at least one of the flash heads failed to fire, ruining the chance of obtaining the lighting so carefully planned. Even when we managed to obtain an image, the chances were that the wings were not in an attractive position. By now, after three weeks our patience was running thin. Although we had managed to obtain a few indifferent pictures, none of them did justice to the bird and the setting. I decided to struggle on for a few more days. A couple of evenings had passed when out of the blue everything jelled - next morning from out of the developing tank I withdrew a strip of dripping negatives that held the image that had been in my mind's eye for weeks - all four flash lamps had fired and the owl's wings were perfect. Capturing Motion follows the incredible journey of a highly skilled and creative nature photographer inventing an entirely new method. All photographers will enjoy reading about the determination and skill that went into creating a method they use every day in their craft.

Capturing Time Motion

Capturing Time   Motion
Author: Joseph Meehan
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2009-11
ISBN 10: 9781600594670
ISBN 13: 1600594670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capturing Time Motion Book Review:

"Explore the elements of composition, light, and direction that effectively create the illusion of time and motion in a digital image." The author explains how best to create these illusions and guides you through simple yet effective shooting techniques and post processing strategies.--[back cover].

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games
Author: Alberto Menache
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780124906303
ISBN 13: 0124906303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games Book Review:

Motion capture is one of the most talked about and misunderstood technologies in computer animation because of its rocketing popularity and ambiguous implementation. In Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games , industry insider Alberto Menache tells the complete story of motion capture, examining its technical details as well as its growth as an industry. Menache's narrative voice and in-depth technical discussions allow the reader to not only learn motion capture, but also to understand the reasons behind its successes, failures, and increasing role in blockbuster films, such as Batman Forever and Batman and Robin . With its careful balance between technical analysis and industry trends, Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games is the first book to explore the controversial art and practice of modern character animation using motion capture.

Performance Capture

Performance Capture
Author: Philip Organ
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 9781474282055
ISBN 13: 1474282059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Capture Book Review:

This volume explores the practicalities of how motion capture technology can be used creatively, beyond mere replication of live action. By focusing on what digital visual effects can learn from more established art forms like acting, keyframe animating and stagecraft, this book pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with the hardware and software, to push the levels of performance, drama and audience engagement. This is an essential text for students who want to forge better appreciations of the mechanics and physicality of how we move and how we then re-interpret this knowledge via practical artistic forms of virtual expression and digital animation. We know that more control, more understanding of style and performance and storytelling is needed to master the visual technology, to capture and conjure designs, models and scenes. This book enables readers to construct better convincing movements, character animation and scenarios with 3D motion capture. A digital alchemist's path that leads, ultimately, from base models to captured moments of gold.

Capturing Human Motion

Capturing Human Motion
Author: Michelle Corinne Nesbit
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:W149779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Motion in Games

Motion in Games
Author: Arno Kamphuis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 3540892192
ISBN 13: 9783540892199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motion in Games Book Review:

FromJune14–17,2008,theCenterforAdvancedGamingandSimulation(AGS), UtrechtUniversity,incollaborationwiththeNLGDFestivalofGames,organized a Workshop on Motion in Games in Utrecht. Motion plays a crucial role in c- puter games. Characters move around, objects are manipulated or move due to physical constraints, entities are animated, and the camera moves through the scene. Even the motion of the player nowadays is used as input to games. - tion is currently studied in many di?erent areas of research, including graphics and animation, gametechnology,robotics,simulation, computer vision, and also physics, psychology, and urban studies. The goal of the Motion in Games wo- shop was to bring together researchers from this variety of ?elds to present the most recent results and to initiate collaboration. TheMIG 2008workshophostedover30internationallyrenownedresearchers who all presentedtheir ongoingworkon topicssuch ascrowdsimulation,motion capture, path planning and facial animation. This volume is a collection of the paperspresentedduringthe workshop.Since this volumewaspublishedafterthe workshop, the authors of the papers adapted their content in order to include anydiscussionsthattookplaceduringtheworkshopitself.All?nalcontributions were carefully checked by the workshop organizers. The Motion in Games workshop was a very successful event that has set the starting point for interdisciplinary collaborations and for novel research ideas following the interesting discussions that took place. We are very happy with the outcomeofthe workshopandthe excellentcontributionsby the participants, collected in this volume. August 2008 Arjan Egges Arno Kamphuis Mark Overmars SponsoringInstitutions This workshop was sponsored by the GATE 1 2 project and the NLGD Festival of Games .

Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments

Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments
Author: Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann,Daniel Thalmann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2003-05-20
ISBN 10: 3540493840
ISBN 13: 9783540493846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments Book Review:

The CAPTECH'98 workshop took place at the University of Geneva on November 26–27, 1998, sponsored by FIP Working Group 5.10 (Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds) and the Suisse Romande regional doctoral seminar in computer science. The subject of the conference was ongoing research in data capture and interpretation. The goals of capturing real world data in order to perceive, understand, and interpret them and then reacting to them in a suitable way are currently important research problems. These data can be very diverse: sounds, emotions, shapes, motions, forces, muscles, actions, etc. Once captured, they have to be treated either to make the invisible visible, or to understand a particular phenomenon so as to formulate an appropriate reaction, or to integrate various information in a new multimedia format. The conference included six sessions of presented papers and three panel discussions. Invited speakers treating various aspects of the topic were: Professor R. Earnshaw from Bradford University, Professor T. L. Kunii from Hosei University, and Professor P. Robert from EPFL. Professor K. Bauknecht, of the University of Zürich, President of IFIP, offered the welcoming address. Mr. E. Badique, project officer for the EU in Brussels, discussed recent results of the EU ACTS research program. Finally, the Geneva Computer Animation '98 Film Festival highlighted the evening of November 26.

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions
Author: Arthur G. Shapiro,Dejan Todorovic
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN 10: 019979460X
ISBN 13: 9780199794607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Book Review:

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

Motion assisted Capture with Template Motions

Motion assisted Capture with Template Motions
Author: Mark David Slater
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:X71355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dance Notations and Robot Motion

Dance Notations and Robot Motion
Author: Jean-Paul Laumond,Naoko Abe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN 10: 3319257390
ISBN 13: 9783319257396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Notations and Robot Motion Book Review:

How and why to write a movement? Who is the writer? Who is the reader? They may be choreographers working with dancers. They may be roboticists programming robots. They may be artists designing cartoons in computer animation. In all such fields the purpose is to express an intention about a dance, a specific motion or an action to perform, in terms of intelligible sequences of elementary movements, as a music score that would be devoted to motion representation. Unfortunately there is no universal language to write a motion. Motion languages live together in a Babel tower populated by biomechanists, dance notators, neuroscientists, computer scientists, choreographers, roboticists. Each community handles its own concepts and speaks its own language. The book accounts for this diversity. Its origin is a unique workshop held at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse in 2014. Worldwide representatives of various communities met there. Their challenge was to reach a mutual understanding allowing a choreographer to access robotics concepts, or a computer scientist to understand the subtleties of dance notation. The liveliness of this multidisciplinary meeting is reflected by the book thank to the willingness of authors to share their own experiences with others.

Capturing Motion

Capturing Motion
Author: David Putrino,Brandon Larson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780128163665
ISBN 13: 0128163666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capturing Motion Book Review:

Capturing Motion: Studying Human Movement in the Digital Age provides an update on the available technologies and techniques used in a variety of applications. The book discusses the basic functionality of the major forms of motion capture technology used in industry, common issues experienced by users, different motion capture approaches, existing design challenges, and the future of motion capture. The book provides data, insights and case studies from a leading laboratory, offering a comprehensive guide to new frontiers in motion capture technology. Covers available motion capture technologies, including evidence-based analysis Considers the various applications of motion capture technology across disciplines Gives the strengths and weaknesses of different techniques and use cases Includes exclusive data, insights and case studies from a leading laboratory Offers practical guidance on motion capture technologies, applications and techniques

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs
Author: Annie Griffiths
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2014-11-05
ISBN 10: 1426215789
ISBN 13: 9781426215780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs Book Review:

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic’s famed Image Collection. Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty. Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment (Gesture and Emotion), Motion, Palette, and Wonder. Beyond the introduction and brief essays about each featured concept, the text is light. The photographs speak for themselves, enhanced by lyrical quotes from scholars and poets. In the chapter on Light, for example, we read these words of whimsical wisdom from songwriter Leonard Cohen: “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the lights get in.” And then the images flow, of light entering scenes through windows, clouds, and spotlights, from above, alongside, and behind, casting radiance upon young ballerinas and weathered men, into groves of autumn trees and island-dotted seas, revealing everything it touches to be beautiful beyond expectation. To illuminate the theme of Wonder, Griffiths chose a wish from Andre Bazin: “If I had influence with the good fairy...I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.” This thought is juxtaposed with an exquisite vision in white, a frame filled with the snowy-pure dots and rays of a bird’s fan tail. And on it goes, picture after tantalizing picture, alive with wondrous beauty. When she created National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, Annie Griffiths set two goals: to maximize visual delight, and to create a book unique in the world of publishing—one in which many of the photographs could be purchased as prints. She has succeeded on both counts. Many of these stunning images are available for order, and there can be no doubt as to the visual delight. You must open this book for yourself, and take in its radiant beauty.

Conscious Mind Resonant Brain

Conscious Mind  Resonant Brain
Author: Stephen Grossberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN 10: 0190070579
ISBN 13: 9780190070571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conscious Mind Resonant Brain Book Review:

How does your mind work? How does your brain give rise to your mind? These are questions that all of us have wondered about at some point in our lives, if only because everything that we know is experienced in our minds. They are also very hard questions to answer. After all, how can a mind understand itself? How can you understand something as complex as the tool that is being used to understand it? This book provides an introductory and self-contained description of some of the exciting answers to these questions that modern theories of mind and brain have recently proposed. Stephen Grossberg is broadly acknowledged to be the most important pioneer and current research leader who has, for the past 50 years, modelled how brains give rise to minds, notably how neural circuits in multiple brain regions interact together to generate psychological functions. This research has led to a unified understanding of how, where, and why our brains can consciously see, hear, feel, and know about the world, and effectively plan and act within it. The work embodies revolutionary Principia of Mind that clarify how autonomous adaptive intelligence is achieved. It provides mechanistic explanations of multiple mental disorders, including symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, autism, amnesia, and sleep disorders; biological bases of morality and religion, including why our brains are biased towards the good so that values are not purely relative; perplexing aspects of the human condition, including why many decisions are irrational and self-defeating despite evolution's selection of adaptive behaviors; and solutions to large-scale problems in machine learning, technology, and Artificial Intelligence that provide a blueprint for autonomously intelligent algorithms and robots. Because brains embody a universal developmental code, unifying insights also emerge about shared laws that are found in all living cellular tissues, from the most primitive to the most advanced, notably how the laws governing networks of interacting cells support developmental and learning processes in all species. The fundamental brain design principles of complementarity, uncertainty, and resonance that Grossberg has discovered also reflect laws of the physical world with which our brains ceaselessly interact, and which enable our brains to incrementally learn to understand those laws, thereby enabling humans to understand the world scientifically. Accessibly written, and lavishly illustrated, Conscious Mind/Resonant Brain is the magnum opus of one of the most influential scientists of the past 50 years, and will appeal to a broad readership across the sciences and humanities.

3ds Max 2012 Bible

3ds Max 2012 Bible
Author: Kelly L. Murdock
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2011-07-13
ISBN 10: 1118123298
ISBN 13: 9781118123294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3ds Max 2012 Bible Book Review:

Updated version of the bestselling 3ds Max book on the market 3ds Max 2012 Bible is one of the most popular 3ds Max how-tos on the market. If you're a beginner just itching to create something right away, the Quick Start project in Part 1 is for you. If you're an experienced user checking out 3ds Max 2012's latest and greatest features, you'll love the fact that the 3ds Max 2012 Bible continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this highly complex application. Find out what's new, what's tried and true, and how creative you can get using the tips, tricks, and techniques in this must-have guide. Don't miss the 16-page color insert with examples from cutting-edge 3D artists, as well as the DVD packed with all kinds of extras. Loaded with expert advice, timesaving tips, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials Highlights the work of some of today's most cutting-edge 3D artists in a 16-page color insert Includes a companion DVD with all examples from the book, including unique models and texture that you can customize DVD also features 500 pages of extra content from previous editions of the 3ds Max Bible, including a set of Quick Start tutorials If you want to gain 3ds Max 2012 skills, whether you're just beginning or not, this is the book you need to succeed.

Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation

Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation
Author: Vincent G. Duffy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2012-07-09
ISBN 10: 1439870322
ISBN 13: 9781439870327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation Book Review:

An examination of the various types of human-modeled technology, Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation not only covers the type of models available, but how they can be applied to solve specific problems. These models provide a representation of some human aspects that can be inserted into simulations or virtual environments and facilitate prediction of safety, satisfaction, usability, performance, and sustainability. Topics include: Anthropometry and human functional data Biomechanics, occupational safety, comfort and discomfort Biometric authentications Driving safety and human performance Enhancing human capabilities through aids or training Fuzzy systems and neural computing Human behavior and risk assessment modeling Integrating software with humans and systems International cooperation in education and engineering research Intelligent agents in decision training Intelligent data and text mining Machine learning and human factors Modeling physical aspects of work Monitoring systems and human decision Psychophysiological indicators of emotion Resilience engineering and human reliability Scenario-based performance in distributed enterprises Special populations Sustainability, earth sciences and engineering System-of-systems architecting and engineering Verification and validation Virtual interactive design and assessment The math and science provides a foundation for visualizations that can facilitate decision making by technical experts, management or those responsible for public policy. In considering a systems perspective and decisions that affect performance, these models provide opportunities for an expanded role of engineers and HF/E specialists to meet technical challenges worldwide. They can also be used to improve time-to-market, increase safety and ultimately the effectiveness of an organization. The book focuses on applications of these newly developed models and predictive capabilities useful to human factors and ergonomics engineers, cognitive engineers, human computer interaction engineers, human performance modeling engineers, and students in related fields.

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation
Author: Alberto Menache
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2011-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780123814975
ISBN 13: 0123814979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation Book Review:

Understanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation discusses the latest technology developments in digital design, film, games, medicine, sports, and security engineering. Motion capture records a live-motion event and translates it into a digital context. It is the technology that converts a live performance into a digital performance. In contrast, performance animation is the actual performance that brings life to the character, even without using technology. If motion capture is the collection of data that represents motion, performance animation is the character that a performer represents. The book offers extensive information about motion capture. It includes state-of-the-art technology, methodology, and developments in the current motion-capture industry. In particular, the different ways to capture motions are discussed, including using cameras or electromagnetic fields in tracking a group of sensors. This book will be useful for students taking a course about digital filming, as well as for anyone who is interested in this topic. Completely revised to include almost 40% new content with emphasis on RF and Facial Motion Capture Systems Describes all the mathematical principles associated with motion capture and 3D character mechanics Helps you budget by explaining the costs associated with individualized motion capture projects

Performance Movement and the Body

Performance  Movement and the Body
Author: Mark Evans
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-01-05
ISBN 10: 1350316547
ISBN 13: 9781350316546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Movement and the Body Book Review:

Investigating a range of influential movement training practices, this ambitious book considers the significance of professional training to performers and their bodies. Performance training approaches are examined within their wider social and cultural contexts, illuminating their evolution in response to the changing context of theatre practice and production. Adopting a rigorous critical angle, Mark Evans' approach is at the cutting-edge of Theatre scholarship, drawing on interviews with recognised practitioners and considering the implications for movement and the body in the digital age. Engaging and enlightening, this is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre, Drama and Performance wishing to understand and contextualise the theories behind performance training.

Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Systems and Applications

Virtual  Augmented and Mixed Reality  Systems and Applications
Author: Randall Shumaker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2013-06-12
ISBN 10: 3642394205
ISBN 13: 9783642394201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Systems and Applications Book Review:

Here is the second of a two-volume set (LNCS 8021 and 8022) that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2013, held as part of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, USA in July 2013, jointly with 12 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 88 contributions included in the VAMR proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this two-volume set. The papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: healthcare and medical applications; virtual and augmented environments for learning and education; business, industrial and military applications; culture and entertainment applications.

Computer Animation

Computer Animation
Author: Rick Parent
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 0124159737
ISBN 13: 9780124159730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Animation Book Review:

Driven by demand from the entertainment industry for better and more realistic animation, technology continues to evolve and improve. The algorithms and techniques behind this technology are the foundation of this comprehensive book, which is written to teach you the fundamentals of animation programming. In this third edition, the most current techniques are covered along with the theory and high-level computation that have earned the book a reputation as the best technically-oriented animation resource. Key topics such as fluids, hair, and crowd animation have been expanded, and extensive new coverage of clothes and cloth has been added. New material on simulation provides a more diverse look at this important area and more example animations and chapter projects and exercises are included. Additionally, spline coverage has been expanded and new video compression and formats (e.g., iTunes) are covered. Includes companion site with contemporary animation examples drawn from research and entertainment, sample animations, and example code Describes the key mathematical and algorithmic foundations of animation that provide you with a deep understanding and control of technique Expanded and new coverage of key topics including: fluids and clouds, cloth and clothes, hair, and crowd animation Explains the algorithms used for path following, hierarchical kinematic modelling, rigid body dynamics, flocking behaviour, particle systems, collision detection, and more

Handbook of Technical Communication

Handbook of Technical Communication
Author: Alexander Mehler,Laurent Romary
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 858
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 3110224941
ISBN 13: 9783110224948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Technical Communication Book Review:

The Handbook of Technical Communication brings together a variety of topics which range from the role of technical media in human communication to the linguistic, multimodal enhancement of present-day technologies. It covers the area of computer-mediated text, voice and multimedia communication as well as of technical documentation. In doing so, the handbook takes professional and private communication into account. Special emphasis is put on technical communication by means of web 2.0 technologies and its standardization in system development. In summary, the handbook deals with theoretical issues of technical communication and its practical impact on the development and usage of text and speech technologies.