From Gollum To Games

Gamebosh writes: "Motion capture (or mo-cap) is one of the most dynamic of all forms of computer interfacing with a human. Not only if it hadn't been for this procedure would the current entertainment industry as we know it be completely different, but it's been applied for military, sports and medical purposes also.

Films such as Lord of the Rings and the recent version of King Kong would never have appeared as realistic or even possible until this technique had been invented and applied to the movie world. Interestingly, both mentioned titles owe a great deal to the actor Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Kong (as well as the cook) in King Kong."

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