View Full Version : Help. Motion Captue

12-15-2004, 07:56 AM

We have recently switched from Max to Lightwave, but how do we assign motion capture data to a figure?! cant find any tuts on it or any mention in books.

Hope someone can help


12-16-2004, 12:44 AM
Currently theres no way to easily assign motion capture data to an existing rig.
You can load in BVH files and LW will create a rig off that.
You can manually copy the motions, write an lscript to do that or use a motion modifier like follower to make the motions of one item follow the motions of another.
You also need a rig designed to easily work with mocap so that the bones receiving the data are already "zeroed" out. On top of that you need a way to allow the animator to tweak or override the mocap data. Colin Cohen has some plugins that might be useful when dealing with mocap files: http://cohen-plugs.tripod.com/
I think your best bet is to get a copy of Motion Builder and use that to apply your mocap to your LW rig.