body movement sensors

Dec 28, 2009 at 6:07pm

body movement sensors

Hi there,
i’m womdering if Max works with, and where to obtain, sensors that can be placed on specific parts of the body, in order to retrace a “skeleton” of the body, and consequently the movement of the body? just like they do in high-budget films to rig 3d animations with a human’s moment…whew!
thanks all for your advice

Dec 28, 2009 at 6:31pm
Dec 29, 2009 at 11:46am

that project uses a Vicon 3D motion capture system which is very expensive. There are some more affordable professional systems (i forgot the name), but they are still a few thousand dollars. I have seen some DIY mocap systems made with wiimotes, but i’m not sure if you can do a full body, due to the limited number of markers.

Here is a site about wiimote-based motion tracking:

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Dec 29, 2009 at 2:47pm

Do you know Bertrand Merlier? He’s a friend of mine. He uses the eyecon system for PC with a custom sampler he made with MaxMSP.

Here’s some links:


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