Motion Disabled

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Which Way North - Hancock Museum 22/6/ - 9/9/18

I urge you to go to see the artist Simon McKeown's elaborate state-of-the-art installation called Motion Disabled

Ken Russell - The Times

Motion Disabled - The Process

How was the exhibition was produced?

Motion Disabled uses the same exacting and complicated Motion Capture techniques as used in feature film such as Lord of the Rings. The image below shows the disabled actor, Mat Fraser, in a three-stage process. Firstly he is placed in a motion-capture suit, and reflective markers are placed on major joints such as elbows, knees and shoulders. Ten high-speed infrared digital cameras then record his motion from different angles. Secondly, the captured movement is 'cleaned up' and then translated to digital skeletons and then lastly mapped across to the final digital actor, in this case, a simple neutral representation of Mat's body.