Motion capture ignites Sparky | Arizona State University reveals 3D animated mascot

In collaboration with Copper Post, ASU's Sparky mascot was brought to life in 3D for their football game pump-up intro. The benefit of a CG recreation over shooting Sparky in live action, is that a CG recreation gave us the ability to swap out Sparky's uniform per-game to match whatever the football team was wearing. In all, 5 uniform possibilities were created. The character's head and shoes were recreated digitally using photogrammetry, and movement was captured using a Perception Neuron PRO motion capture system. The uniform and gloves were recreated and simulated on the character using Marvelous Designer.