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Come and take a sneaky peek into the technology that makes the heroic characters and creepy critters in your favourite films and games.

The incredible special effects we see on our screens are often created using a process called motion capture. By capturing the movement of a person or animal, we can create lifelike digital versions. 

Explore how this process works with live demonstrations and discover how the amazing world of special effects can make your favourite creatures come alive before your very eyes.

Running times

This event will run from 12noon-1pm, 2pm-3pm and 4pm-5pm

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • Register at info desk on arrival
  • Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis
  • Please note: the Royal Society building gets very busy during weekends. Arrive in plenty of time before an event
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2016

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