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VFX with Motion Capture and Computer Generated Graphics Information and Demonstrations

The VTL uses the same technologies used in production on movies and games such as AVATAR, BEOWULF, ASSASSINS CREED, and many more.

The VTL Visual Effects Program focuses on:

  • Previsualization
  • Pre-Production for Gaming, TV and Feature Film
  • Production for Gaming, TV and Feature Film
  • Post-Production Compositing for Gaming, TV and Feature Film
  • Post-Production Rendering for Gaming, TV and Feature Film
  • Workflows for footage formats of HD, 2K, 4K, 5K, 35mm, 70mm, IMAX

In the VTL you will use the following technologies at various levels as ranked by the software developer certifications:

  • Vicon Blade - Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Levels
  • Ascension Technologies Motion Star - Expert Level
  • Autodesk Motion Builder - Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Levels
  • Autodesk Maya - Intermediate Level
  • Autodesk 3DSMAX - Beginner Level
  • Autodesk Mental Ray - Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Levels
  • The Foundry NUKE - Beginner Level
  • Adobe Photoshop - Intermediate Level
  • Adobe After Effects - Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Levels
  • Adobe Premiere - Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Levels
  • Adobe Encore - Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Levels
  • Legacy Software for Alias, Kaydara, IQ, Wavefront, NewTek

Click here to find out more about the MoCap classes.

The following videos are student produced demonstrations of the various motion capture systems used in the VTL.

Video Gallery

Brighid Meets Her Robot - Breakdown

Blade Camera Layout

Blade Camera Aiming

T-Pose Point Cloud

Body Labeled and Calibrated

Body Performance 1

Body Performance 2

Face Point Cloud

Face Performance

Hand Capture


Quadruped (Aerial View)

Motion Star Sensors

Motion Star with Motion Builder Actor

Mo Cap Performance Class 2009 Video