Mocap with mirrors works!

Makeshift Mocap with Mirrors was a success! Bye again Autodesk Softimage, you never disappoint me. Now it’s time for Autodesk Maya and Houdini!

Posted by Unai Martínez Barredo on Saturday, August 16, 2014

3DEqualizer caveat

Just discovered #3DEqualizer only exports mocap data to Autodesk Maya or LightWave 3D. It’s a great feature, but still…

Posted by Unai Martínez Barredo on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mocap with mirrors

(AKA How I Fell in Love with 3DEqualizer, and the Mystery behind the ‘Mirror Points’ Checkbox)

First post! Yay!

So as you may or may not know, I’m currently working on a short sketch called ‘Isn’t It Nice?’, which involves me, my old iMac and facial motion capture. Don’t ask.

It had been in my head for a while, it was shot in November after my first demo reel, and shortly after I started focusing on job hunting, realised that I wanted to move to London, then Autodesk announced they weren’t developing Softimage anymore, I started learning Maya and Houdini already in London while trying to find both a job and a place to live there… Yay?

I needn’t do any mocap at all, but sometimes I like to experiment, so I covered my face with Blu-Tack and shot it between two large mirrors thinking that I was about to bring mocap to the masses… Meh. Turns out it has already been done. Continue reading “Mocap with mirrors”