Lionel Messi suited up by motion capture specialists Audiomotion.
For the second time, Audiomotion has been commissioned by Konami to provide motion capture services for their flagship title PES 2010.
The mocap session took place in the centre of Barcelona on the 29th May, just 48 hrs after the UEFA Champions League Cup Final with Manchester United.
During this time Audiomotion set up a portable rig of 50 cameras creating a 15x10 metre capture volume. Selected journalists were then able to view the 3D Messi character driven by the real-time motion capture data from Lionel Messi himself.
After the Champions League Final celebrations in Rome and the victory parade through the streets of Barcelona, finishing at the ‘Nou Camp’ stadium the night before the session, Messi arrived fresh and demonstrated his amazing speed, agility and ball control. The session was completed successfully with the worlds press witnessing a full on realtime mocap session along with individual interviews throughout the day.
PES 2010 is due out in the autumn on PlayStation 3, PS2, Xbox 360, and PSP.
Scott Garrod, Konami's European Licensing Manager said: "The Audiomotion crew were fantastic, everything ran very smoothly and we were very impressed with the setup."
Mick Morris, Audiomotions MD stated: "It's been an honour to be commissioned by Konami for this session in Barcelona – and it was especially exciting to work with the incredibly talented Lionel Messi. Location shoots are always challenging but our studio crew stepped up to the mark and, as always, delivered."
Audiomotion is Europe's leading motion capture service provider. We are a multi-award winning studio, specialising in the provision of motion capture services to the Game Development, Film and Television industries.
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The 6,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with 130 VICON four mega-pixel cameras in purpose-built client facilities – gives Audiomotion the largest in-house capture area in the country.
Driven by passion, innovation and experience, we’ve worked with the best in the business –have recently providing Motion Capture for Killzone 2, 50 Cent Blood on the Sand, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008, and Top Spin 3, Recent Film and Broadcast work includes the award winning TV advert for Britvic’s Drench drink featuring the dancing ‘Brains’ of Thunderbirds.
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