A MoCap project for someone...
I want to develop the software that I will describe and sell it on a website that already sells complimentary products. You would get money from every sale and you can be sure that happens by creating a licensing proceedure for the software so that it does not work until the user pays the fee.
Here is a description of the project:
I have a project I am working on that incorporates some very simplistic motion capture and wondered if you are aware of a way that I can do what I need to do and avoid re-inventing the wheel.
I will describe breifly what I want to achieve and we can talk in more detail about it later if it's something you can help me with.
I want to use an ordinary webcam focused on a live subjects head.
Either using markers or face recognition of some sort, I need the image to be fed into software that can tell if the subjects head is being moved in any combination of 3 axis.
I need that information to be converted in real time into commands that will control servos which will move a robotic head in the same patterns that the actors head are moving in.
The only motions I care about for this project are up and down (nodding), left and right (Rotating) and tilting side to side (tilting).
I do not need to track lip movements, eyebrows or any other facial muscle movements, just the basic motions of the head.
So to summerize....by using a single standard webcam as the input device, I want to control a robotic head to match the basic movements of an actor in real time (a slight delay is acceptable. a few hundred milliseconds)
I know there are combinations of products out there that I can buy to get this done, but the cost is prohibitive.
There is an outlet to sell these that I am sure will get a lot of attention and if it is priced right, will sell quite well.
Please let me know your thoughts.
I will share more detailed information with anyone who thinks they may want to take this on.