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Question FPS-style hand capture options?

Discussion in 'Virtual Production' started by dgoyette, Oct 22, 2022.

  1. dgoyette

    dgoyette

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    I've been trying out Face Capture recently, and so far it's pretty impressive. I was wondering if anyone was aware of anything similar for hand animations, for FPS style hands? All I've really seem is either some crazy expensive mo-cap glove, or some ways to fake it with a VR setup. I was curious if there were any solutions out there that relied on video capture to convert to a humanoid animation?
     
  2. akent99

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    There are technologies like Mediapipe (from Google) used in a few products. There is also the LeapMotion camera (now UltraLeap). But you need to find tools that use them. E.g. I used a LeapMotion camera with VSeeFace. But I have not found the tracking to be that good yet, so 99% of the time I create pose animation clips and blend them in a Timeline by hand.
     
  3. dgoyette

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    Cool. I'll check it out. I'm currently pretty nomadic, so having to lug special equipment around isn't practical for me right now. Maybe one of these days I'll can find a place to rent a mocap glove for a day...
     
  4. akent99

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    A leap motion camera is like 2 inches by 1 inch (not very big). Mediapipe is purely driven by a webcam or similar. E.g. https://3d.kalidoface.com/ uses it (you can play with finger tracking from a web browser!). I have never tried gloves, but I suspect they would give much greater precision.