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Submission + - New Animation Tech Could Make Motion Capture Suits Obsolete (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: Actors may soon say good-bye to those humbling Lycra body suits commonly used in the visual effects industry, thanks to a group of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII). They've formed a start-up called The Captury that is set to deliver its proprietary markerless motion capture software later this year. Their software can even capture a costume's surface detail in three dimensions, like the draping folds in a ballroom dress.
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New Animation Tech Could Make Motion Capture Suits Obsolete

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