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May162016

Kung Fu Motion Visualization

Kung Fu Motion Visualization from Tobias Gremmler on Vimeo.

Kung Fu Motion Visualization is a fabulous visualization project by Tobias Gremmler. Using motion capture data from Chinese Kung Fu, Tobias is able to create various 3D models showing shape and volume. Designed for an exhibition hosted by the International Guoshu Association in Hong Kong.

When working on this project, I was deeply inspired by the dynamics of motion and philosophy of Kung Fu. The work was commissioned by International Guoshu Association for an Kung Fu exhibition, initiated by Hing Chao. The exhibition focuses on the legacy of Hakka martial arts in Hong Kong and will launch in Hong Kong in September. The Kung Fu Masters whose motions has been captured are: Master Wong Yiu Kau (Variation 1-3) and Master Li Shek Lin (Variation 3,4).

Visualizing the invisible is always fascinating, and motion visualizations have been created even in pre-digital times with light, photography, costumes or paintings. I have described some of the methods that I applied in this work in my book "Grids for the Dynamic Images", published 2003.

Kung Fu Motion Visualization 

Also published on YouTube (in case you have trouble viewing the video from Vimeo):

 

Thanks to Jan for sharing. Also found on Colossal and Ignant.

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