NVIDIA has collaborated with Discovery Channel on biomechanically accurate
animation for the channel’s Xtreme Martial Arts documentary. The NVIDIA Quadro
FX 3000 was the key technology used by 3D body scanning and motion capture
studios to create digitised humans with biomechanically correct skeletons and
muscle for the documentary.
This fascinating look at martial arts and the human body combines live-action
fight sequences with physical and behavioral-based animation to illustrate the
science of martial arts by highlighting moves normally impossible to analyse
with the naked eye. Only NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards are able to generate
hundreds of thousands of polygons from the 3D body scan and create a 3D image of
each martial arts performer in real time.