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Charles Murray   4/23/2012 8:38:53 PM
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Rob: I believe they used a technology similar to this in the movie "Iron Man."

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=229322

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jmiller   4/23/2012 8:42:57 PM
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I wonder how far we are from being able to record the perfect golf swing and then compare yours to the one on the screen.  We all know several people will do whatever they can to improve their ability in the sports arena.  I don't think it will be long before the technology allows everyone to hit the ball like Tiger Woods.  Now the interesting part for me will be to see if the perfectly trained athelete will be as good as the naturally trained.  Can computers and science replace natural ability?  Or will science reach it's limits before human nature which can go the extra mile.

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Rob Spiegel   4/24/2012 11:31:04 AM
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I think this was the technology used in Avatar to get the facial expressions of the actors onto the alien characters. They fitted the actors with facial sensors so they could capture emotional expressions.

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Rob Spiegel   4/24/2012 1:00:33 PM
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Nice article, Chuck. The article offers a good explanation for how body movement is captured for manipulation in movie making. 

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Charles Murray   5/2/2012 9:47:13 PM
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MEMS was a nice step forward for moviemaking "mo-cap," Rob. Until they time moviemakers used special suits with luminous markers on them. MEMS gives much more realistic motion, I'm told.  

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Rob Spiegel   5/3/2012 12:52:56 PM
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Yes, I can see why MEMS would provide a more realistic depiction of character movement. I would guess that it comes down to a greater degree of data and thus a higher detailed capture of movement.

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