Tabletop theatre volcap/mocap study about the kind of guy who when he walks into a room, everybody notices him.
This tabletop performance experiment was created for the 2019 Theatre Communications Group National Conference in order to demonstrate to theatre-makers some pros and cons of volumetric capture versus motion capture. An example: volcap looks more like that actual performer but is more 'baked,' while mocap has less realism but also allows for more post-production and real-time interactivity, such as always having a character look at you. Additionally, we wanted to combat the perception that producing such an experience is prohibitively expensive, as we created this on minimal budget using entry-level technology. Since the creation of this in May 2019, the technology continues to improve (our current volcap piece, "Ghosted," uses a newer version of Depthkit and the Kinect). Some figures: Volcap - Depthkit software ($40/month), X-Box Kinect v2 ($110) Mocap - iKinema Orion software ($40/month), HTC Vive + 5 trackers ($1000) Facecap Motion Capture - $40 iPhone X app (note costs are from our time of usage and may change) We hope you enjoy! For more info, check out Kent Bye's Podcast Voices of VR Episode #806 -Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter: @ibrews)