Here's a tasty little nugget for ya: Quek Ying Tong writes:
I do not think that this site has been mentioned before on BlenderNation, but mocapdata.com [deep link to the free stuff]has a large variety of motion capture data available for free and priced download.
There are bvh and fbx files available (although not in all of the motion data).
The site is also having a 50% discount on soccer packages until the 11th of July.
can this be applied to meta rig ? .
Carnegie Mellon University has an awesome free MoCap library as well. http://mocap.cs.cmu.edu/
Disagree. The CMU MoCap library is almost entirely unusable. Even after re-mapping the CMU rig to your own with the Motion Capture Tools addon, the bone roll on the CMU rigs are almost totally random, causing your own rig and mesh to twist horribly out of shape.
Having spent many hours trying to salvage anything from the CMU data, I have to say it's 99% garbage.
What is motion capture? How do I use this? What do I do with it?
Watch my playlist to learn what motion capture is (and how to do it).
It's only a few responces down the list
Motion Capture takes motion from a human performance and interprets it into animation data that can be attached to 3D characters to create realistic motion. Most motion picture character animation uses it. I highly recommend looking at the special features on Peter Jackson's King Kong to see a killer demonstration. Particularly useful for advanced motion like acrobatics, fighting etc. that are difficult to make realistically with keyframe animation. MoCap takes the animation a good way but still needs the human touch to tweak and make the performance sell properly.
Ah. So they sell rigs that perform lifelike actions?
No, they sell animation data that you apply to a premade rig
if you want to know what motion capture is, I have found some youtube videos that will make it clear. If I can, I'll share my personal playlist of them. (haven't mady any of my own yet though). will eventually I'm sure. I've only just started making this playlist, so there will be changes as I improve it over time:
"Motion Capture Online" has a few free MoCap packs available.