Motion capture (MoCap) is a tracking method in which motion data of real persons are recorded and later transferred to virtual persons.
Physical movements are recorded using a large number of optical or magnetic markers that are attached to specific points on the human body. For example, on the forehead, wrist, ankle, knee, elbow, shoulder and other parts of the body. The markers form reflector points that change as the body moves. The reflection is recorded by several camcorders or magnetic sensors and processed in terms of motion. The calculated motion pattern is transferred to virtual persons in such a way that their motion sequence corresponds to that of humans. To make the video sequence as realistic as possible, the typical motion blur is included.