Human Arm Video image capturing using a simple video camera

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  1. Ashkar

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    Hi,

    I want to record the video of the working of human arm using a simple video camera and convert it into wire frame type video for my robotic arm development project.
     
  2. beenthere

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    Do you need some assistance with the project?
     
  3. retched

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    Look up camera tracking.

    You can put dots on your arm and video tape it.

    The camera tracking software will convert the dots movements into 3d code.

    You can then use Blender(Open source) or 3dStudio Max or the like to wireframe and move with the arm.

    If you are trying to do this real-time, you are going to need QUITE A BIT more.
     
  4. Ashkar

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    @Beenthere Yeah,Assistance are welcome.
    @retched Please discuss about the procedure ,I i would be using a 1.3MP camera.How can I Convert the video in realtime.
     
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  5. retched

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  6. Ashkar

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    @retched
    Actually my motive is to capture the whole arm movement video So as to study ity fundamental mechanics.
     
  7. retched

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    I have never done this real-time.

    Are you trying to control the robot arm with your arm at the same time?

    Or, are you video taping it and using the data later?
     
  8. Ashkar

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    I am just video taping it for just studying the mechanics behind the movement of arms but in future i would use the real time video to control my robotic arm at the same time.
     
  9. retched

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    Then you can use a camera tracking software. Nice and easy.

    Stick a few pieces of tape on the arm.
    One at each joint.

    Video tape.

    Pull the video into a program like SynthEyes.

    Then save the result in a 3d format.

    Open the 3d format in Blender or 3dstudio max.

    Done.
     
  10. Ashkar

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    Thank you,I would download the SynthEyes and apply it to blender.Lets see if it works
     
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