Last week we were sitting around the office wondering if it would be possible to place ourselves in a game world with Mixamo’s Auto-Rigging tool to create a rigged avatar.  Then we could be running around a level in front of our Kinect as ourselves.

Sadly it never went past stage one.  It’s harder than you might think to hold a T-pose for 3 minutes while someone circles you twice snapping pictures at 10 degree intervals.

I don’t have any pictures of the results; I came out looking like the elephant man.  We’ll probably try again at some point, but in the meantime I made another scan of a pair of static objects that was turning out pretty good until I got to the back of the monkey.

ImageGrab.  Which is way easier than snapping individual pictures.

I wonder if I could generate 3d art for a game jam…

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