This video demonstrates our ability to capture full motion, high resolution 3D volumetric data in real-time from a single camera. The subject is slowly spinning while holding a corner of her dress. This sequence was shot at a speed of 20 frames per second (20 Hertz) at a distance of 20 feet. The recorded RGB 3D color values and 3D geometry, are on the left, and the corresponding high resolution 3D geometry mesh, shaded in OpenGL, is on the right.
This demonstrates our ability to collect highly accurate and dense geometry and motion data from full-body subjects, with corresponding RGB texture maps for them, their hair and clothing, and any objects that are visible in frame.
Unlike systems using stereopsis, time of flight (TOF), structured light, or pixel flow analysis, the Photon-X Volumetric Motion Capture (VMC) sensor allows the passive collection of volumetric data and RGB values from a single lens. The color texture map and 3D geometry are captured simultaneously.
The result is an optically based system that provides RGB textures, normals, geometry, and motion analysis for every frame recorded. This wealth of data enables a single camera equipped with our sensor to act as a 3D scanner, a marker-less motion capture device, and a traditional RGB camera all at the same time.