IT-minister Åsa Torstensson opens our new Mocap Studio

Filed under: Blog in February 5, 2009, by Ulf Benjaminsson. Print This

Åsa Torstensson - Minister for Communications - inaugurate the new mocap studio.The Swedish Minister for Communications – Åsa Torstensson – came to Gotland to inaugurate our brand spanking new motion capture studio in the Visby harbour!

Motion capture (mocap for short) is the process of recording movement and translating that movement onto a digital model. Our new studio features 12 Eagle-cameras covering an area of 35m² (7×5), and is able to track multiple concurrent actors with millimetre precision. It’s a proven set-up used in many games and movies.

The new studio represent a handsome investment of 3.5 million kronor for our students to abuse – garnering attention enough to have Swedish radio and television join the the enthusiastic mob as Torstensson cut the ribbon.

Direct links to the radio interviews (Swedish only, sorry):

Minister Åsa Torstensson
Prof. Steven Bachelder

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