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AMC101 - Motion Capture 101

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Bruch




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You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit gives students an understanding of and practical grounding in motion capture technology. It provides students with foundational skills in the use and aesthetics of motion capture that will enable them to undertake more advanced motion capture projects either in their discipline-specific work, or as they move through the minor sequence in Motion Capture.Using the facilities of the Deakin Motion.lab, the largest animation motion capture studio in Australia, students will gain practical experience in calibrating and operating a motion capture system and in planning and implementing a motion capture shoot. The unit will also provide an introduction to post-processing. Students will also gain an overview of the broader context of motion capture, and its use in the animation and game development industries and in interactive performance.


The unit caters for students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, and provides them with foundational skills that will allow them to develop their specific disciplinary and artistic interests in motion capture throughout the Motion Capture minor sequence. These interests may be in artistic/design/performance and/or technological aspects of motion capture, and the unit caters for students with and without technological or computing backgrounds.


Practical work for this unit will be taught in the intensive mode. 


Practical examination in motion capture operation – 25%, Planning and implementation of motion capture project – 50%, Presentation on international and commercial contexts of motion capture use, 2000 words or equivalent presentation using electronic media – 25%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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