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

BikeHelmetA

The parts: A PlayStation Move controller, bicycle helmet, a rubber pad, and velcro straps.

BikeHelmetB

The rig 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.

Sandwich that looks like a walrus.

Walrus!

Sandwich shaped like a crab.

Crabby!

Sandwich that looks like a jellyfish.

Jelly!

Sandwich that looks like a girl.

Sienna!

D.R. Greenlaw

D.R. Greenlaw

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