3D Scanning & Motion Capture (IN2354)

3D Scanning & Motion Capture (IN2354) (SS22)

Welcome to the 3D Scanning & Motion Capture course offered in SS22.

General Course Structure

The course will be held in a hybrid format. Lecture slides and videos will be uploaded to the Moodle course. In addition, there is opportunity for Q&A for each lecture (during Fridays office hours, please reach out to the lecturer).

In addition, the class will feature exercises consisting of additional tutorial&solution videos, practical coding tasks as well as submissions which will be used to determine a bonus for the exam. Please watch the first tutorial video at the beginning of the semester where we will cover the class structure and planning in more detail.

We encourage students to actively participate in discussions on Moodle. Additionally, we offer office hours during the exercise timeslot (Fridays) in a hybrid format. Please reach out to the teaching assistants to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting during the exercise timeslot.

The exercise submissions will start on the third week of the semester (unrated test-submission in the second week). See below, if you are a LMU or TUM student that currently can't sign up for the class regularly via TUM online right now.

The second half of the semester will feature a final project, instead of exercises. You will work on a reconstruction/tracking project in groups of 3-4 students and are supervised by the teaching assistants.

External Students & Late TUM Online Registrations

We want to provide access to our lecture for as many students as possible. If you are affiliated with TUM (e.g. LMU student, Ph.D. student, TUM student who cannot register for courses yet but have a TUM token, etc.), we will add you to our class manually. To be added as an external student, please fill in the following form: External student registration form.

If you are a student from another university or simply interested in this course, you can access the lecture videos through this webpage which will be updated accordingly.


See lecture links below.

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Matthias Niessner


SWS: 4


Submission dates:

Teaching Assistants: Andrei Burov and Artem Sevastopolsky and Lukas Höllein

For details about the exercises please refer to the first tutorial session. In particular, you will submit your solutions via Moodle.

Exercise material and recordings are only available to registered students on the Moodle course.

Lecture Slides and Recordings

Office hours

In addition to the tutorial&solution videos we also offer to discuss questions in person. This semester, the office hours will be held via TUM-Zoom or in-person. For each office hour, we provide a separate zoom-link or meeting room during the exercise timeslot (Fridays). Please reach out to the TAs to schedule a meeting. Please keep the following in mind to ensure the office hours remain helpful for everyone:

Office hours start on the second week of the class. You can have direct contact with one of our TAs to resolve your issues in-person. The links to these office hours can be accessed via the forum below and are only available to registered students.

Final Exam and Credits

The final exam date is TBD. At this point we are not yet sure whether exam is in-person or online; we will announce it as soon as things become clear. Credits are only awarded for students that participated and successfully passed the exam.

Questions in the final exam will be about lecture content and your final project.



We will use Moodle for discussions, publication of office hour links/rooms and to distribute exam related information. The slides and all material will also be posted and maintained on Moodle, but the identical material is hosted on this website.

TUM students can register directly with TUM email address. The other students (e.g. LMU student) need to manually send their email address to us to get enrolled on Moodle.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the organization of the course, do not hesitate to contact us (see below).

For questions on the syllabus, exercises or any other questions on the content of the lecture, we will use the forum discussion board.


Future Semesters

This class will be offered next semester (WS22/23) as well. Exercise bonus can be transfered.