GIANTY Workshop – Dreaming Skills Training Course with Sakura Munakata

In just three short days in early October, GNT’s 3D Motion team had a great opportunity to be directly guided by a famous instructor from Japan – Ms. Sakura Munakata.

Teacher 棟方さくらさん(Ms. Sakura Munakata) is a very special character in the Japanese market. Besides coming from a technical background, she also has experience in Motion Builder and Motion Capture. In Japan, Ms. Sakura has a leading position in the field of Motion Capture. Her appearance at GNT Art Studio has made Motion experts here both surprised and happy.

棟方さくらさん(Ms. Sakura Munakata) is a very special character, in addition to coming from the engineering industry, she also has 24 years of experience in Motion Builder and Motion Capture.

Even in Japan, inviting Ms. Sakura to teach class is not easy, due to her busy schedule and work. But GNT has tried its best to get this opportunity for you at Art Studio: this is an opportunity to help you significantly improve your skills when doing professional work in the customer lab.

Even in Japan, inviting Ms. Sakura to teach class is not an easy task
This is an opportunity to help 3D Motion students significantly improve their skills when doing professional work
The teacher is very dedicated and has a lot of knowledge that will overwhelm you

GNT also hopes that in the future, it will bring more courses and more opportunities to everyone. At GNT, we value human development in both hard and soft skills. The concern of GNT leaders is clearly shown in this appearance of teacher Sakura.

It’s not just the cost that can invite her to lecture

The students said that before studying with her, they were informed about a Motion Builder master coming to teach Retarget. They did not expect that when they met her, they found out that she had 24 years of experience in the industry. This. Mr. Shingo Honda and Mr. Nguyen Anh Bang – Board of Directors – also added that it is not just the cost that can invite her to lecture. That makes the 3D Motion GNT team feel even more honored and fortunate.

Ms. Sakura Munakata and her friends in the 3D Motion team of GNT Art Studio

Another impressive thing is that people did not expect that although she is old, she is very stylish, from her outfit to her personality. She is personable, approachable and friendly, always full of energy. Professionally, there is nothing to discuss, there is a whole sky of knowledge!

Lategra is a large customer of GNT, specializing in organizing events for virtual singers in Japan and China. They use Motion Capture technology to create movements for 3D singers. This is a technology that attaches motion sensor points – also known as markers – to the actor’s body. These markers record the actor’s actual movements, and their job is to transfer the marker’s movements to position. Correspondence of 3D singers, error correction, make the singers’ movements beautiful and smooth.

Lategra is a large customer of GNT, specializing in organizing events for virtual singers in Japan and China. They use Motion Capture technology to create movements for 3D singers.

This step is called Retarget. It sounds simple, but correcting errors and making singers move perfectly is not simple at all. Before learning, GNT 3D Motion students only knew how to put markers into the 3D Model but did not know how to fix ground errors, ground gaps, slippage…, misalignment of body, arms, legs, shoulders…

After receiving tips from Ms. Sakura, I was able to fix about 70% of the errors that I didn’t know how to fix before.

However, 3 days passed so quickly, everyone regretted not being able to absorb all the knowledge she imparted. After applying it to real work, you are determined to experience it gradually, hoping to be able to thoroughly understand the parts she teaches.

After this workshop, the 3D Motion team at GNT Art Studio was able to do the Retarget task more confidently, hoping to be able to meet the strict requirements from customers and bring Japanese, Chinese and even Chinese audiences. audiences around the world for the most perfect, wonderful performances.