Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Todd Emma

Thesis Professor Department

Digital Media

Thesis Reader(s)

Gregory Marlow


Motion Capture is a prevalent and useful technology in the animation industry as well as the medical and military industries. As technology becomes better and cheaper it begins to enter the consumer market. A consumer interest in motion capture animations made by anyone has been created with the technology. This paper will focus on a review of the new technologies that have allowed the beginning of consumer-level motion-capture animations. Included will be a review of the history of motion capture and then a study of methods, workflows, and necessary prerequisites for making motion capture data using consumer-available tools. The study involves reviewing how easy each method is to understand and how usable the data made is for use in animations.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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