From animal to animation
If you have become curious how the animated horse came about, this section is for you. Below you find a summary of the three basic steps that it took to turn a real horse into an animated horse.
1. Recording motion capture data from a real horse
As a first step, we had a lovely horse doing many trot-ups, recording movement of many body locations and joints. In the video you can see little reflective / grey markers on the horse. By tracking these 3D marker locations using optical motion capture, one can then go away and analyse movement characteristics with 1 mm accuracy.