Motion Capture Uses
Motion Capture for Training
Motion capture is often the best choice for creating character animated content to be used for training. This may be done for reasons of cost and efficiency - one actor can become many different 3D characters and the animation can be exactly tailored after the capture to get the desired effect from the 3D performer and environment.
Other times motion capture for production of training is essential for allowing the viewer of the training to get a 'behind the scenes' view of what the training is trying to communicate. Cut-aways, x-ray views and complete freedom of camera positioning in the 3D realm make for more effective training so that the trainees learn faster.
3D animated characters can also make training content more appealing to the viewer - helping keep their attention even when the subject matter is somewhat dry.
There is another aspect where 'motion capture' is useful for training. Virtual reality simulations can bring the trainee's view and head hands and body into the actual simulation. They can get their first exposure to a potentially dangerous procedure from the safety of VR - helping them learn quickly without the added anxiety of 'learning on the job' in a potentially dangerous situation.
Further training is much more effective once the subject has learned the procedure thoroughly in a less stressful environment