Course Notes

Updated on Dec 18  2016


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TECH 326: Resources

Deborah R. Fowler



Resources for TECH 326 Motion Capture Technology

Posted 2013
Updated Mar 21  2017

Most of the software used in this course has excellent tutorials/documentation accessible online. There is no assigned textbook for this course. However this website will provide pointers to helpful documentation and tips that you are expected to read.

click here for Motion Capture Information page including Documentation and Suits

click here for Submission Guidelines and Rules

click here for Expectations


Assignments are available online only.

Due Dates

Weight
Requirements


Deadlines (by class number)
Grading
15
Ex 1 (Mocap Pipeline - Blade/Primitives)
out 2

due 7 (Motion Capture Pipeline with Blade and primitives)
10
GR1
15
Ex 2 (Mocap Pipeline - MB/Rigged)
out 2

due 9 (Motion Capture Pipeline with MB and rigged character)
10
GR2
25
Ex 3 (Mocap Advanced)
out 9

due 13 (Motion Capture Advanced - two person/camera/prop/finger/story)
14
GR3
30
Project out 13
prop 14
due 19/20 (Motion Capture Final Product - Demo Reel quality)
  20 
PGR
 5
Driving Test

due 10


10
Professionalism





Bonus Houdini Exercise







Class notes


Emphasis will be on believability and polish!

This class was restructured in Spring Quarter 2014 to accommodate selection of a motion capture or massive concentration as well as allowing time for finger and facial experimentation. However this class has been further restructured for Spring Quarter 2016 to allow for more refined Motion Capture projects and in anticipation of a possible "introduction to crowds" class. UPDATE: Crowds class TECH 450 approved (in Houdini) with T326 focusing on Motion Capture techniques and a very brief intro to Houdini Crowds.


Class 1-20 please refer to the syllabus located on blackboard