First MAYA, which is a 3D programme that is used by all the major studios. Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series are just two of the big names where you can see (or possibly not) it in action. Naturally, we were just given a taster as to master the complete programme takes at least five years. But we did manage to put together a table and refine it all before lunch. Later we were given a demonstration in how Motion Capture works. In the special studio with multiply cameras it was a simple task of someone simply going through some movements and it was portrayed as a skeletal frame on the computer. Adding the pre-drawn body would bring it to life.
Towards the end of the day we were brought to a small booth and asked to put on a headset and headphones which allowed us to see a specific 3D simulated room. As I walked about this space (using keys on the keyboard and the mouse) I heard the voices of the particioants behind me calling. I turned to answer them, but all I could see was the villa that I had just left across the garden. The Oculus Rift headset will bring gaming to a completley new level, but not without it's worries.