This project is ongoing, and the current state serves as a proof of concept! This version documents the work of two drag performers, Chevy Lace and Hugh Mann Race, using Optitrack, Motive, and Unreal Engine. For each performer, I recorded a series of common movements through motion capture, as well as one full performance each which is additionally documented in video form.
Future iterations of this project will ideally include more performers, more customized avatars, interviews with each performer to add aditional context to their work, and facial and hand capture.
I ultimately ended up using a combination of MetaHuman (for facial capture) and Ready Player Me (for body capture through Optitrack) avatars for my two documented performers.