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International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.2, No.5, May. 2012

Retrieval of Motion Capture Data Aids Efficient Digital Learning

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Author(s)

Sheng-Chih Chen,Wei-Kuang Chen,Tsai-Sheng Kao,Jui-I Hsu

Index Terms

Cross-disciplinary integration; digital learning; human-like characters; motion capture

Abstract

This study aims to integrate digital technology with the animation production process. By experiencing and learning how body joints move — with digital technology as the learning aid — students can create results similar to motion-captured body movements. This then can be applied to animation design with the hope that it can help the students in their future employment. This paper focuses on digital learning and technology to bring forth body movement production principles and an integrative framework. The study results can offer training to front-end talents of the digital content industry. In addition, the main contribution lies in the research and development of training methods and linking them with digital learning techniques. This can provide directions for the development of upcoming relevant cultural industrial courses. This paper will use human-like character animation —that is comparatively harder to represent in 3D computer animation — as the example. It will also discuss the variations in results achieved by different production processes. At the same time, feasible training directions are provided as references for learning digital technologies.

Cite This Paper

Sheng-Chih Chen,Wei-Kuang Chen,Tsai-Sheng Kao,Jui-I Hsu,"Retrieval of Motion Capture Data Aids Efficient Digital Learning", IJEME, vol.2, no.5, pp.14-23, 2012.

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