Motion capture is the recording of human and animal movement by any means, for example, by video, magnetic or electro-mechanical devices. A person ears a set of acoustic, inertial, ED, magnetic or reflective markers at each oint. Sensors track the position of the markers as the person moves to develop a digital representation of the motion.
Motion capture can reduce the cost of animation, hich other ise re uires the animator to draw either each frame or key frames that are then interpolated. Motion capture saves time and creates more natural movements than manual animation, but is limited to motions that are anatomically possible.