Motion Capture Systems Technician

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Teaches the skill sets required for the film and animation industry standard of Motion Capture Systems Technician. The certificate was developed in cooperation with Dan Lemieux, Hollywood stunt coordinator and motion capture performer. Courses are taught in the Virtual Theatricality Lab and using a Vicon Optical Motion Capture System, Blade and Motion Builder software. This program is an “add-on” program to the Associate in Arts Degree, or for a vocational or personal enrichment purposes, and not as a vocational end in itself. Students in animation, telecommunications, and related disciplines are encouraged to take the Motion Capture certificate while pursuing the Associate in Arts Degree.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Create a facial motion capture animation of 2 minutes in length using at least 10 blend shapes mapped to a character in Motion Builder.
  • Create a body, hands, and face motion capture of at least 2 minutes in length mapped to a character in Motion Builder.
  • Create an animation of a least 2 minutes in length using both flexible and non-flexible props mapped to objects and a character, respectively, in Motion Builder.

Required Support Courses

Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
18.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

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Social Science, Arts, and Fitness Division • (313) 845-9625 • • Fine Arts Bldg • Room: F-140
George Popovich • (313) 845-6478 • • FA • Room: F-127
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Motion Capture Systems Technician