Actua Ice Hockey

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Posted by Mike Thorpe on January 07, 1998 at 14:56:33:

I don't know how relevant you'll find this, but you might like to know this anyway...

Here is a copy of a letter I got sent in answer to a question I had about the forthcoming release of "Actua Ice Hockey" (Jan 30)


Hi there Mike.

Well, let me see if I can answer your questions.

Firstly, Actua Ice Hockey is going to feature International teams,
certainly those taking part in the Winter Olympics this year, plus the
inclusion of the Great Britain Squad, (who didnt quite make it over to

Heres what our Press Release says about the motion capture process for
Actua Ice Hockey.

' The winners of the British championship play-offs, the Sheffield
Steelers are providing the
technical advice after being duly motion-captured for the game. Chris
Kelland - former
England Captain and an instrumental part of the Sheffield Steelers -
provided most of the
captures due to his versatility and ability to play almost anywhere on
the ice.

Piero Greco provided the net -minding honours and an assortment of
hockey officials,
completed the captures to provide the most lifelike animations possible.
This was all made
possible thanks to the latest 10 camera motion analysis system which
allows a larger capture
area and more body mass to be covered by reflective markers.

This is the only one of its kind in Europe, and indeed one of only two
in the world. Without the
ten camera system, the motion capture of ice hockey would be impossible.
It is the most advanced
system in the world. '

I hope this helps,

Lizzie Deighton
Webmaster - Gremlin Interactive

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