US Patent No. 11,030,790

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MOTION CAPTURE USING A RANDOM PATTERN ON CAPTURE SURFACES


Patent No. 11,030,790
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Apparatus And Method For Performing Motion Capture Using A Random Pattern On Capture Surfaces
Inventorship Timothy Cotter, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Stephen G. Perlman, Palo Alto, CA (US)
John Speck, Brainbridge Island, WA (US)
Roger van der Laan, Redwood City, CA (US)
Kenneth A. Pearce, San Francisco, CA (US)
Greg LaSalle, Culver City, CA (US)
Assignee Rearden Mova, LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,030,790

1. A system comprising:a movie or video stored on a machine-readable medium with one or more scenes representing a rendered animated three-dimensional (3D) face;
at least one of the scenes including a rendering of a first plurality of 3D points on at least part of the rendered animated 3D face at a first plurality of time intervals correlated to a high resolution second plurality of 3D points on at least part of a surface of a performer's face at a second plurality of time intervals;
wherein the second plurality of 3D points on the surface of the performer's face were not identified by markers applied to the performer's face; and
wherein a processor automatically tracked the second plurality of 3D points.