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I recently stumbled across the CMU motion capture database, which is a collection of over 2500 free motion capture animations. I hadn't worked with motion capture before, so I thought I would try applying some of them to Robbert to see how they looked.

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I recently stumbled across the CMU motion capture database, which is a collection of over 2500 free motion capture animations. I hadn't worked with motion capture before, so I thought I would try applying some of them to Robbert to see how they looked:

Be sure to check it out in HD!

There are some artifacts where the motion capture data doesn't work well with the new body, but for the most part it looks pretty decent. These animations are all retargeted automatically from the source skeleton to the unlabeled rabbit skeleton -- I can talk more about how that was done later if you are interested!



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FlyingGhoul
FlyingGhoul

nice but some animations are strange because of different rabit legs from human

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tylerthegreat
tylerthegreat

RELEASE THIS!

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calmflow
calmflow

Pre order and you can have access to the weekly (i think) alphas.

It will be released when it is ready.

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Ekonk
Ekonk

Nice, but certain moves you have planned certainly won't be possible with mere motion capture. How will you accomplish that?

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Blandr3ws
Blandr3ws

regular animator designed animations? They even have an ingame/engine animation editor haha.
much layering and some procedural I guess cos overgrowth team rock

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aerozol
aerozol

What do you mean? If you have the motion capture equipment, I don't see what you couldn't do. It might involve a trip to your local trampoline club/ martial arts club, but this stuff looks really smooth.
Shame that stuff's expensive : (

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

very nice, love the animation @ 0:37 xD
hopefully you got some martial arts g's in your team ;)

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

It's getting really nice.

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The_zxeno_prophet
The_zxeno_prophet

Why don't you guys build some 'rabit' legs so you can put your own legs inside them ?

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AngryAmoeba
AngryAmoeba

these animations were captured at carnegie mellon. as far as i know, wolfire doesn't have access to any motion capture facilities for their own personal use.

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The_zxeno_prophet
The_zxeno_prophet

Stupid me, I didn't read the full article, still I think my idea hold, if Wolfliner guys want some montion captured anims then need an 'rabit' 'exoskelton' at least for the legs

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Interesting how well the animations from the rig work on this rig. Usually even slightly different rigs can have catastrophic results.

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Dave27
Dave27

So i presume you guys will use some in the finished product as their free. Adds a lot more realism except of course that your main character is a rabbit. :)

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Jam3s007
Jam3s007

Wow, cool mocap animations :P

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Twitwi
Twitwi

0:39 Dat ***!

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Aert
Aert

I am absolutely interesd. :)

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Swanson420
Swanson420

Awesome! @ 0:27 he appears to be doing Tai Chi Chuan-fa (Chinese taoist internal martial art) movement 'kao' or 'shoulder stroke' ;-)

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

that looked really cool but the desire to have your own mo-cap studio is greater I think. Its a shame its not a cheap process else you could imagine just how awesome some indie games can be with Mo-cap animations. the CMU should suffice anyway.

I'd be interested to know if there were similar commercial databases.

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TucoBenedicto
TucoBenedicto

Actually there are new ways to get a convincing motion capture at relatively low cost (1000-2000$), today.

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n

If you look for freelance animators they could offer it at a even less price for the same quality... >_>
I know they are out there, hiding.

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Termin-X-man
Termin-X-man

(buried)

******* furries

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symbolzzzz
symbolzzzz

Yes yes whatever you say.

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Jashin
Jashin

that wallkick the other day desperately needs better animation

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Klammy
Klammy

Awesome. Do you attend, or have you attended CMU?

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jeffr Author
jeffr

Nah, although I hear it is awesome

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ScicoPax
ScicoPax

WOW!!! Very good...

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Myloman
Myloman

This indeed has some very cool potential. Nice vid.

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HANDofKANE
HANDofKANE

Most interesting,
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So these were from a library/database?

Do you have a motion capture suit?Method?

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