Motion capture, motion tracking, or mocap are terms used to describe the process of recording movement and translating that movement onto a digital model. It is used in military, entertainment, sports, and medical applications. In filmmaking it refers to recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3Dcomputer animation. When it includes face, fingers and captures subtle expressions, it is often referred to as performance capture. Movies use motion capture for CG effects, in some cases replacing traditional cel animation, and for completely computer-generated creatures, such as Jar Jar Binks, Gollum, The Mummy, King Kong, and the Na'vi from the film Avatar.
Making of AVATAR – Advanced Motion Capture Technologyused