Cut off Your Arm: A Medium-Cost System for Integrating a 3D Object with a Real Actor

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Mahmoud Afifi 1,* Mostafa Korashy 1 Ebram K. William 1 Ali H. Ahmed 1 Khaled F. Hussain 2

1. Department of Information Technology, Faculty of computers and information, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

2. Department of Computer Science, Faculty of computers and information, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

* Corresponding author.


Received: 18 Jun. 2014 / Revised: 24 Jul. 2014 / Accepted: 2 Sep. 2014 / Published: 8 Oct. 2014

Index Terms

Video Compositing, Image Enhancement, Motion Capture System, Chroma-keying


In the film industry, many tricks have been employed using the integration of a 3D object with a real actor. Usually, attaching a 3D object with a real actor is a costly process because of the usage of an expensive motion capture system. This paper presents a system using a medium-cost motion capture system and a chroma-keying technique for generating a video footage of an actor with an integrated 3D object (e.g. amputated arm). The result of the proposed system shows the attaching process of different 3D objects with a real actor who is combined with a new background scene in the same viewpoint.

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Mahmoud Afifi, Mostafa Korashy, Ebram K. William, Ali H. Ahmed, Khaled F. Hussain,"Cut off Your Arm: A Medium-Cost System for Integrating a 3D Object with a Real Actor", IJIGSP, vol.6, no.11, pp.10-16, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2014.11.02


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