Hong Kong uses 3D archive to preserve kung fu heritage

  • TECH
  • Saturday, 31 Dec 2016

Dragon Sign kung fu master Wong Yiu-kau, in a black body-hugging motion-capture suit with 99 markers, performs during a recording for the Hong Kong Martial Arts Living Archive at City University in Hong Kong December 6, 2016. Picture taken December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

HONG KONG: Kung fu master Wong Yiu-Kau stands in a Hong Kong studio and waits as his black suit is covered head to toe in reflective markers to capture his every motion. 

The lights dim and Wong launches a flurry of hand strikes, blocks and leg moves as two directors watch his movements displayed on computer screens.

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