Fumika / Piano motion capture system
DETAILS OF THE WORK
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Simple programming has become noticeable in music nowadays, and as a result of thinking hard about what I should do, I thought about going back to the beginning and trying to rebuild the music industry by playing piano.
However, I am not sure if I should be the one playing now, so in order to connect to the next generation, I thought about making a system where people inside can be changed and expanding the production circle gradually, and came to the idea to have Fumika, a virtual character, debut as a pianist.
In playing the piano, I thought precise playing motions are necessary and examined various ways, however, in the end, I thought developing the system on my own is the only way and used unity to build a motion capture system specializing in piano.
This program is made by acquiring motions when using it.
Ultimately, I would like to create content that allows you to play while switching between virtual <> real pianos.
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Virtual Pianist ｜Japan
Fumitaka Anzai / Composer and Arranger
Councilor at Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC)
Special committee for Broadcast Issue Examination Committee at JASRAC
Special committee for Digitization Countermeasures Committee at JASRAC
Director at J-scat
1976 Original Award, The First Annual Roland Synthesizer Tape Contest
1983 TV animation “Urusei Yatsura” series / Canyon Annual Excellence Hit Award, Two Hit Awards
1984 TV animation “Miyuki” series / Canyon Annual Hit Award
2019 “Sato No Haru” / 8dio production, Score this
1985 Victor Music Industries Harajuku Music Festival Computer Software Category Best Performance Award
1987 ASCII Hyper-live Programming Contest, 3rd place
1994 Human Computer Game Soft Contest
Stop Motion Animation:
2004 15 min of Fame (TN, USA), East Lancing Children's Film Festival (MI, USA), Zoie Cellar Cinema Festival (online, USA), Mitakanomori Anime Festa Indies Animation Festival
Novel (light novel, a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students)
2016 “Soreike Synthe Joshi!” STORIE Award