AXIS Full-Body Controller Makes Motion Capture Easy

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Singapore-based technology company Refract is working to bring motion capture to everyone, regardless of your experience with technology. Despite the high number of sensors, Refract promises a consumer-friendly experience, no prior experience with motion capture technology required.

Motion Capture NFTs Are Making Their Way To The Metaverse

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” The animations were recorded on a 30,000sq ft, 4 stage film studio in London using Xsens motion capture technology. Jurassic Punks also features motion capture support powered by ARkit. These aren’t your grandfather’s NFTs.

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Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

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According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema. ” IKinema is known for its inverse kinematic (IK) technology and affordable motion capture for real-time 3D rendering. The post Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema appeared first on Road to VR. Apple Apple AR Apple VR News apple apple ar ikinema ikinema apple motion capture

Real-Time Motion Capture Brings David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Back To Life

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Brought to life via a combination of motion capture technology and Unreal Engine, guests at both the party and the weekend event were able to view the digital model on a massive 8K Samsung monitor and interact with the character in real-time. The Dymnamixyz facial tracking system mounted near the actors face captured minute changes in the user’s expressions, adding an additional layer of detail and expression to the model. .

Apple’s ARKit 3 Introduces Human Occlusion, Body Tracking, And Motion Capture

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Motion tracking also makes an appearance, allowing you to track a persons exact body position and movement down to their joints and bones. The demonstration shown at WWDC was rough, but its an exciting step towards the exciting future of AR-based motion capture. The post Apple’s ARKit 3 Introduces Human Occlusion, Body Tracking, And Motion Capture appeared first on VRScout. News AR ARKit 3 Body Tracking Human Occlusion Motion Capture

Watch: IKinema’s HTC Vive Powered Full Body Motion Capture System is Impressive

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Motion capture specialist IKinema has demonstrated its new in-development low-cost motion capture system which uses use 6 points of SteamVR tracking points to deliver a pretty accurate recreation of real world motion. Now a company has used the laser based tracking solution as the core of its new low cost motion capture solution. This is Project Orion from UK based motion capture specialists IKinema.

Rokoko’s New Motion Capture Suit Available For Pre-Order

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Motion capture can find its roots in the art of rotoscoping, a technique developed in 1915 where animators trace over motion picture footage. Motion capture takes that to the next level by using different suits and tools to record the movement of subjects for use in various forms of media on 3D models. Optical motion capture systems (that today cover the vast majority of the market) have problems with occlusion.

Noitom Releases Perception Neuron 2.0 Motion Capture System

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Noitom , the Beijing-based company building affordable motion capture systems, announced the release of Perception Neuron 2.0, Motion Capture System appeared first on Road to VR. Motion Capture News VR Gloves VR Hardware noitom noitom perception neuron perception neuron perception neuron 2.0 a hardware refresh of the company’s original tracker which resulted from their 2014 Kickstarter campaign.

Meta Avatar Legs Demo ‘Created By Motion Capture’, Not Live VR

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A key segment of the Connect broadcast this week announcing that Meta’s avatars would eventually feature legs was produced with “animations created from motion capture,” the company said.

Björk’s Teases New VR Album With Live Motion Capture Press Conference

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To embody Wonderlands’ Tiny Tina, motion capture actor had to become a gremlin

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To bring the titular hero of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands to life, her motion capture artists had to embrace her inner gremlin. Features Gaming 2K Games gearbox software Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

StretchSense built an actually comfortable hand-motion capture glove

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New Zealand-based StretchSense, a maker of hand motion capture technology, believes virtual and augmented reality are going to replace the smartphone as the dominant way we interact with digital worlds and each other.

How Resident Evil Village used motion capture to create iconic monsters

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Resident Evil Village's Performance Director Masato Miyazaki breaks down the game's tricky motion-capture process. Gaming Capcom Resident Evil Village

Marker-free motion capture tech will help athletes train for future Olympics

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This new motion capture suit for dogs is ready to beam your mutt into the Matrix

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Robotic Waitresses And Motion Capture DJs Make This E3 Party A Must See

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The post Robotic Waitresses And Motion Capture DJs Make This E3 Party A Must See appeared first on UploadVR. Events dj e3 E3 2016 event morgan page motion capture music party robot waitressE3 2016 kicks off in just a few very short days. Soon, the world’s most rabid video game fans will be descending upon Los Angeles to check out what they will be playing in the upcoming year (or in some cases, in a few upcoming years).

Andy Serkis to Star as “orc-like” Motion Capture Character for Magic Leap One

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” The project is said to be the result of a partnership between Magic Leap and Serkis’ digital production and motion capture studio The Imaginarium , although it doesn’t have a consumer release date yet. However, as a director capturing a performance for Magic Leap content is fascinating because you are offering up the story and yet the end user has total freedom as to how they will experience it spatially.

The Rokoko Smartsuit Brings Motion Capture to the Masses

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The $2,500 device makes motion capture as easy as suiting up. The post The Rokoko Smartsuit Brings Motion Capture to the Masses appeared first on WIRED. Gear motion capture virtual reality

Inside Magic Leap's Cinematic Partnership with Andy Serkis & The Imaginarium's Experimental Motion Capture Experience

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By now, you've probably already seen Andy Serkis and his performance capture demo for Magic Leap. And sure, marrying motion capture acting and augmented reality sounds compelling, but how does it really work as an experience? A few days ago, I had a chance to find out, thanks to The Imaginarium Studio's set-up in Los Angeles during the L.E.A.P. conference. That's right, I met Grishneck, as well as a few of his friends.

ABBA Enters the Digital Realm With 3D ‘ABBAtars’

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To create their digital variants, the band’s creative team turned to the same motion capture technology used in big Hollywood films like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. The process required Morris and his team to capture the group as they rehearsed and interacted with each other.

Magic Leap Taps Andy Serkis For ‘Orc-Like’ Motion Capture Character

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The Oscar nominated actors performance-capture studio partners with Magic Leap to bring fresh content to their MR platform. With credits including legendary franchises like The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, and Star Wars , Andy Serkis has proven himself a legend within the world of motion capture technology. It is entirely different to capturing for a movie, where you obviously have control over every aspect of the viewer’s experience.”.

Manus Pro Tracker Brings Professional Full-Body Tracking To SteamVR

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” Manus VR, best known for its line of haptic VR gloves , today revealed the Manus Pro Tracker, a new tracking solution for the SteamVR platform aimed specifically at professional creators working in motion capture, virtual production, and VR.

Royal Shakespeare Company Staging Interactive Virtual Performances Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Theater and motion capture technology collide in this upcoming live performance series. News coronavirus COVID-19 Interactive Theater Motion Capture Royal Shakespeare Company Stuart Martin Virtual Live Performance Virtual Theater

Researchers Showcase Impressive New Bar for Real-time Digital Human Rendering in VR

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Advanced capture, rigging, and rendering techniques have resulted in an impressive new bar for the art of recreating the human likeness inside of a computer in real-time. The images of the face are tracked and solved with technology from Cubic Motion , and that data is relayed to a facial rig created by 3Lateral and based on a scan of Seymour created as part of the Wikihuman project at USC-ICT.

How To Watch The 2020 Tokyo Olympics In VR

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John Legend Performs Live In VR To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

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Legend conducted his performance live in-studio wearing an Xsens MVN Animate Motion Capture System. This means you can capture data without a computer and then upload the data later; and because it’s a wireless system, the user has total freedom to move how they want.

Latest Manus VR Gloves Promise New Levels of Finger Tracking Accuracy

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Manus has been building motion gloves for use in real-time VR and motion capture for years now, with prior offerings being based on IMU and flex-sensor tracking.

Multi-Sensory XR Experience ‘(un)Balanced’ Receives 2020 Lumen XR Award

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Media artist Elyne Legarnisson has created a multi-sensory experience which merges XR technology with the power of physical motion that she calls (un)Balanced. Her work shows you that a simple motion can be beautiful and even provide a deeper non-linear response.

NEWVIEW Awards Announces Its 25 Finalists, Available Free In VR

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The grand prize winner will walk away with $20,000 USD. Over the course of four months (August 3rd to November 9th), applicants from nine different countries submitted a total of 145 works (59 in AR and 86 in VR) to the 2020 NEWVIEW Awards.

Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

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Described by its creator, Sngmoo Lee, as “location-based arts,” Scarecrow is a one-of-a-kind immersive theater experience that combines live actors, temperature effects, and motion capture technology to offer one of the most ambitious interactive VR experiences in recent memory.

‘OpenVR Recorder’ is a Powerful Tool for Capturing Tracking and Input Data

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Jasper Brekelmans, a Netherlands-based 3D tech artist, has recently released a motion capture tool offering an easy way to record OpenVR tracking data from headsets, motion controllers and Vive Trackers for both Vive and Rift setups. While it can also be used for effective human motion capture, this broader approach for multiple OpenVR devices means that the tool can be used to record camera tracking or indeed any objects with Vive Trackers attached.

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Real-Time Motion Capture Demo Hints At Future VR Communication Features

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Oculus Research Devises High-accuracy Low-cost Stylus for Writing & Drawing in VR

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According to the paper published on the NTU’s website , the DodecaPen’s absolute accuracy of 0.4mm is comparable to an advanced OptiTrack motion capture setup using 10 cameras—a combined resolution of 17 megapixels. Also, the paper notes that their computer vision algorithm is ‘slow’ compared to 300-800Hz motion capture systems, as well as Lumitrack , another low-cost tracking technology.

‘Driver4VR’ Emulates Vive Trackers With Kinect for Cheap VR Body Tracking

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A new SteamVR mod from the developer behind WalkinVR now allows body tracking by emulating Vive Trackers via Kinect’s motion sensing data, enabling an inexpensive solution for full body motion tracking in VR. Since the launch of the Vive Tracker earlier this year, impressive full-body motion capture has been demonstrated through the use of three Tracker units , in combination with the two tracked controllers and headset.

Ninja Theory’s New Senua Studio Offers Real-Time Performance Capture For VR And More

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Google is Exploring Ways to Let You Animate Your ‘Blocks’ Creations

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Once prepared, controlling the movement is where VR is at its most intuitive, as the motion-tracked hardware means that a simple form of motion capture is readily available, although it’s not always appropriate, depending upon what’s being animated. HTC Vive Games Motion Capture News Oculus Rift Games SteamVR Games Virtual Reality Software VR Games blocks vr Daydream Labs google blocks inverse kinematics motion capture performance capture vr animation

Sony Confirms You Will Need PlayStation Move for Some PS VR Games

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