Description from the author:
We are Robert and Dirk from Germany. As the team behind UniversVFX, we made a Sci-Fi short film about a society, in which the implementation of humanoid robot is tested. You could imagine that it is set about 10 years before Will Smith is fighting the robots in iRobot.
To get the animations for the created robot that we wanted we decided very early to do it using motion capture. Since our budget was absolute nothing we looked around for affordable or free solutions. Using the trial version of iPi Studio and two borrowed Microsoft Kinect cameras, we had our own, diy motion capture studio. We loved the way we were able to do quick performances and implementing it in Cinema 4D, which we used to animate and render the robot. Using this software and to be able to use the new kinect camera or a bunch of them seems to be the ideal solution for starting, low-budget filmmakers and 3D- artist.
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