3D Robotics

Integrating drones with Maya video camera/effects control

A very interesting proof of concept on the integration of Pixhawk-powered drones with the Hollywood-standard Maya software. This point is to both integrate real drone video with CG and ultimately export Maya camera paths as drone waypoint missions, as shown in the PaperDrone project. From the post:

Joe Lewis, Isaac Partouche and Jon Farhat demonstrate single camera optical tracking with a freely operated quad-rotor. No tracking markers, lights or encoders. In this test, none of the position and angular data from the craft was used. Further tests will show how we can write the SolidTrack data back to the Autopilot, a Pixhawk in this case, providing feedback for centimeter-level positional accuracy and a twentieth of a degree rotational resolution! All from a single video camera! Stay tuned…

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