One way to turn a head

Here’s a head capture rig I designed and assembled tonight to test the new head tracking system in iPi Mocap Studio.

BikeHelmetA

BikeHelmetB

It came together nicely–the velcro straps fit into the slots in the bicycle helmet and I cut a hole in the foam pad to keep the PS Move’s trigger from being pressed–but I’m not sure I can recommend this rig because:

1. To keep the helmet firmly fixed to the head I need to tighten the strap under the neck, which isn’t very comfortable for me. I’d much rather have a helmet with an actual chin strap.

2. A bike helmet is too expensive for this purpose and I want to keep using this one as a bike helmet.

This rig will get me started for testing anyway. I’m getting a cheap skateboard helmet in a couple of days but I’m still looking for other options for attaching this thing to my head.

And here are some more sandwiches.

Walrus!
Walrus!
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D.R. Greenlaw

About D.R. Greenlaw

Greenlaw likes to make comics, animated shorts, and funny voices.

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