NVIDIA AI: Generating Motion Capture Animation Without Hardware or Motion Data

Originally published at: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-ai-generating-motion-capture-animation-without-hardware-or-motion-data/

NVIDIA researchers developed a framework to build motion capture animation without the use of hardware or motion data by simply using video capture and AI.

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NVDA Shareholder with an idea for development:
Holograms

:Picture this and then imagine…A special occasion
is coming up, (Birthday,anniverary,wedding,graduation)
and you make a reservation for dinner at a personalized
venue with multiple choices for your entertainment.
An evening at this dinner event goes like this:
A pre selected famous figure chosen by you (a hologram of
John Wayne) guides you to your parking space.
Upon entering the venue, a Hostess greets you and asks for your
reservation name which includes your list of options
for the evening. A hologram of Frankenstein appears and
escorts you to your dinner room of choice.
A hologram of Star Wars R2D2 shows you to your table.
You have chosen the Storm room venue. A hologram of an
approaching thunderstorm begins to appear and fills the
room with clouds, thunder and lightning complete with
sound effects.
A hologram of a much larger than life flying hummingbird slowly
materializes above your table to take your order.
After dinner you all decide to stop by the wild west bar
for a drink. Various holograms of wild west characters having
gun fights appear in different areas of the room.
You sit down at the bar with a full mirrored back bar and in
the mirror various figures (chosen by you beforehand) appear
in the mirror on the bar stool next to you.

Imagine:
The ultimate 3D experience…Hologram fantasies of choice.
nvidia is one of very few company’s with the technological
abilities to make this happen.
Sincerely,
Bryan Mailliard
B &C Mailliard
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Looks great! Any plans to release source code or a implementation of this Motion Capture research?

Hey @Sephiroth_FF, thanks for jumping into the forums! Currently the researchers are not planning on releasing the source code, the method currently relies on an unreleased project that will be presented a bit later this year. Keep an eye out for new research from the authors and a potential source code release afterwards!