mocap dribbling a basketball?

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farstar
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mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by farstar » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:58 pm

I am wanting to mocap a basketball player dribbling a ball. How do I go about setting this up to were I can capture the person and the ball as a prop?
Thank you in advance.

neill_solow
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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by neill_solow » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:01 am

I have recorded such a motion with a ball, but processed with my own plugin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwpo4B8Ijx0

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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by farstar » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:31 am

Sergey,
That is exactly what I am needed to find out how to do. I would love it if you or someone else could tell me the steps in doing this properly.
1. What is the marker set up on a ball?
2. what do you save it out as?
3. how do you bring this data into 3ds max to work with biped rig?
Thanks again in advance on any help on this.

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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by farstar » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Just wanted to bump this back into action. Here is a repeat of my questions.

1. What is the marker set up on a ball?
2. what do you save it out as?
3. how do you bring this data into 3ds max to work with biped rig?
Thanks again in advance on any help on this.

neill_solow
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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by neill_solow » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:29 pm

1. here is my marker setup - http://neill3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2 ... 00x300.jpg
2. I have saved it like point cloud from TrackingTools
3. I have processed data with special algorithm for fitting sphere into point cloud to reconstruct a ball center movement and get's a trajectory of a ball movement like on video above.

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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by farstar » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:45 pm

I see so you are using a point cloud. I am wondering if there is another way of doing this? Like how you would use prop with hard body?

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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by neill_solow » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:54 am

prop with hard body... here is an old demo of hard body tracking from point cloud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-niSQaJ30U

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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by farstar » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:13 pm

Sergey,
Thanks for the video link. This looks like something I can do. :)

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Re: mocap dribbling a basketball?

Post by rpf_81 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:15 am

Found this post basket ball dribble mocap, in both bip and bvh formats

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