REWIND – Magic Butterfly



Role: Optical Body and Face Motion Capture, Optical Body and Face Motion Capture

Category: VR Experience


Magic Butterfly is an exciting, brand new sensory experience by Welsh National Opera and REWIND VR immersing you in the world of music and theatre. Cutting edge Virtual Reality (VR) technology transforms scenes from two world famous operas: Madam Butterfly and The Magic Flute. Magic Butterfly reimagines opera in a way you never thought possible.

The project involved capturing body and face motion data from world renowned soprano, Karah Son, whilst she performed the much-loved aria, ‘Un Bel Di,’ from the opera, Madam Butterfly. The capture involved finding a solution to capturing the movement of the sleeves on the digital Madam Butterfly avatar’s kimono for use in real time pre-visualisation.


Written by CAMERA Centre Coordinator