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AMC101 - Motion Capture Fundamentals

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Note: Practical work for this unit will be taught in an intensive mode in Trimester 3. 

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

Trimester 1: Simeon Taylor

Trimester 3: Adrian Bruch





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Trimester 3: TBA


This unit gives students an understanding of and a practical grounding in Motion Capture technology. It provides students with fundamental skills in the use and aesthetics of motion capture to 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 such as its use in the animation and game development industries and in interactive performance.

The unit caters for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. It provides foundational skills to allow students to develop 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 an intensive mode in Trimester 3. 


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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