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motion capture

[ moh-shuhn kap-cher ]
/ ˈmoʊ ʃən ˌkæp tʃər /
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noun

a data collection technique in which the movements of people and objects are tracked, recorded, and rendered to create animations, as for a video game.

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Also called mo·cap [moh-kap] /ˈmoʊˌkæp/ .

Origin of motion capture

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for motion capture

motion capture

noun

a process by which a device can be used to capture patterns of live movement; the data is then transmitted to a computer, where simulation software displays it applied to a virtual actor
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