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.

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


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.

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


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.

Using HoloLens to Visualise Motion Capture Performances in Realtime

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Motion capture techniques are used throughout the VFX industry, but a new project from Mo-cap specialist and developer Jasper Brekelmans aims to bring live, augmented reality previews for motion capture performance, unlocking the ability to preview dances in realtime overlaid onto reality.

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


Motion capture can find its roots in the art of rotoscoping, a technique developed in 1915 where animators trace over motion picture footage. Optical motion capture systems (that today cover the vast majority of the market) have problems with occlusion.

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.

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.

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


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

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Kite & Lightning Showcasing iPhone Motion Capture At SIGGRAPH


VR development studio Kite & Lightning is taking its impressive iPhone-based motion capture pipeline to SIGGRAPH. Strassburger uses a helmet-mounted iPhone X combined with an Xsens suit for completely wireless full body and facial motion capture.

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.

The Rokoko Smartsuit Brings Motion Capture to the Masses


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

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


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.

Otus Tracker Uses Valve’s Lighthouse Tech For Drone Motion Capture


Valve’s SteamVR motion tracking tech is getting a big upgrade in just a few months and developers are still finding new uses for it beyond VR. The fidelity of the motion capture is impressive, even if there there are a limited number of use cases for drones in such an enclosed space. Until now, the only solution has been to use camera-based motion trackers, which cost tens of thousands of dollars, to obtain the same tracking area provided by the Otus Tracker.”

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?

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


The Oscar nominated actors performance-capture studio partners with Magic Leap to bring fresh content to their MR platform. It is entirely different to capturing for a movie, where you obviously have control over every aspect of the viewer’s experience.”.

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


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.

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.

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


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


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.

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


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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.

‘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.

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


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Emteq Aims to Humanize VR by Capturing Your Facial Expressions

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The post Emteq Aims to Humanize VR by Capturing Your Facial Expressions appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR


This is often why directors will throw their talent into massive green screen sets while wearing motion capture suits and leave it entirely up to their imagination. News HTC Vive Motion Capture Movies Ready Player One Steven Spielberg VR filmmaking VR production

Radically Simple: AI Startup Makes 3D Motion Capture a Breeze for All

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Motion capture technology records and digitally replicates human movement to create 3D animations. The problem is traditional motion capture relies on lots of expensive, bulky hardware. Fast Motion Capture.

Interactive Lab to Make VR Trike Racing a Thing at VRLA This Week

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Interactive Lab brought their first untethered VR experience to the SVVR Expo in May, which utilised Optitrack motion capture systems and a Samsung Gear VR headset to give a user freedom to explore virtual, room-scale environments captured through photogrammetry.

Manus VR Introduces New Prime Series With Haptic Feedback


Finally, the Xsens Prime is a glove designed for integration into a Xsens motion capture suit, to complete the hand with finger data on their IMU suits. Controllers Hand Tracking Haptics Hardware Motion Capture gloves manus vr Manus VR Prime

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HTC Vive Accessories Are On Sale and As Expensive As You’d Think


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Discover The Latest In Immersive Entertainment At AT&T SHAPE


This includes everything from a full visual effects studio, and drone and filming technology, to full body/facial motion capture, advancements in 5G, and of course plenty of VR and AR. cinema robotic automation system on the current motion picture capture process.

Watch: ANVIO VR is an Epic Looking Multiplayer ‘Full Body’ VR Experience

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Anvio VR is a new, motion capture tracked VR experience that throws you and a bunch of friends into a warehouse-scale VR arena to battle, well, pretty much everything. Anvio VR is a new, motion captured virtual reality platform developed by Vortex LLC in Moscow.

IKinema Teases More Impressive Full Body Mocap with Vive Tracker

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Their expertise in inverse kinematics results in convincing, affordable motion capture using a small number of tracking points. In February, an earlier version of IKinema’s ‘Project Orion’ was shown using extra Vive motion controllers strapped to the feet and waist.

Oculus Is Offering A $250,000 Grant For Perception Research


Finally, Oculus is interested in “biological motion related to social signaling” Again, this relates to another part of Abrash’s talk, this time concerning virtual humans. Eye Tracking GPU Haptics motion capture breakthroughs Oculus Research VR research

Epic Games buys UK facial mapping startup Cubic Motion

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Epic Games announced today that it’s buying Cubic Motion, a computer vision startup that’s been building out a platform for capturing more realistic facial animations with a complex camera rig and software platform.