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Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game


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A dog wearing a specialized suit awaits his star moment.

Researchers at the University of Bath's Center for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research, and Applications (CAMERA) digitized the movements of 14 dog breeds using a new type of motion-capture technology.

Credit: University of Bath

Researchers at the University of Bath Center for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research, and Applications (CAMERA) in the U.K. have digitized the movements of 14 dog breeds, using motion-capture technology that employs just one camera and forgoes a motion-capture suit.

The dogs were filmed performing a range of movements in special suits with markers, and this data was fed into a computer model that predicted and replicated the poses of dogs when filmed without the suits.

The resulting model enabled the recording of three-dimensional (3D) digital information for new dogs using a single RGBD camera.

CAMERA director Darren Cosker said, "Our research is a step towards building accurate 3D models of animal motion along with technologies that allow us to very easily measure their movement."

From University of Bath Communications
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