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The Next Star Wars Could Be Shot Using Open Source Software and Hardware

“George Lucas is generally credited with pushing the envelope in
film making technology. Besides computer animation, Lucas helped
pioneer the use of motion capture technology. Well if Lucas were
going to film Star Wars today he might just be using both open
source software and hardware to do so! Chris Church and his
partners in Dynamic Perception are making motion capture and time
lapse technology available to everyone via open source. Their Open
MoCo project not only makes software to run cameras and equipment
available under an open source license, but they also publish the
specs for the hardware under an open source license as well.

“I had a chance to sit down and spend about 20 minutes talking
to Chris about the open source motion capture movement, open source
hardware and much more. You can listen below:”


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