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Disney’s New Motion Capture Technology May Be a Game Changer

Dec 19, 2016 at 5:43 PM ET

Disney is developing a suit that will make motion capture easier.

The suit uses much less material and fewer sensors than previous suits, keeping actors unencumbered by sensor balls. The technology uses a physics-based framework, which estimates the movements of the body parts that are not tracked. It can even capture action in real time, allowing actors to observe their own performance as it happens.