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iPi Soft Unveils Biomech Add-On To iPi Motion Capture
News: iPi Soft Unveils Biomech Add-On To iPi Motion CaptureNew Tool Designed For In-Depth Biomechanical Analysis Of Human Motions Includes Visualization And Motion Data Export To Excel, MATLAB
iPi Soft, developers of the iPi Motion Capture line of markerless motion capture technology, has unveiled iPi Biomech, a new add-on software tool for the biomechanical analysis of human motion. iPi Biomech extends the functionality of iPi Motion Capture for markerless tracking and visualization of motion capture data for medical, sports analysis and movement science applications.
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iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time
News: iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All TimeiPi Soft Markerless Motion Capture System Aids Moscow-Based Visual Effects House Main Road|Post With Crowd Simulation And Previsualization
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, has been vividly brought to life in “Stalingrad.” The now released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture solution on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main Road|Post.
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Xsens Motion Capture Helps BYU Students Create Award-Winning Short Film “Owned”
Now a Gold-Medal Winner at the 2014 College Television Awards and 2014 Student Academy Awards
This week, Brigham Young University (BYU) students celebrate their second first-place win for “Owned,” a short film about a video game master who meets his match playing against a baby online. Behind these vivid video game characters was easy-to-use motion capture provided by Xsens; so easy that the students recorded all of their motions in less than 4 hours.
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Phosphor Games uses Vicon Motion Capture System to Create Nether demons
Bonita Cameras and Blade Software Deliver Fast, Affordable Production
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced that Chicago-based games developer Phosphor Games used a Vicon motion capture system to create realistic character and creature animation for the new first-person shooter online game, "Nether."
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Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives 106 MPH During 2014 Indy 500 Race Week with OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyFormer Indy Racing League driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel several times during race week for the 2014 Indianapolis 500, which kicked off May 18, 2014. Schmidt started off the week completing two warm-up and four qualifying laps on Pole Day in a modified 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray controlled by his head using OptiTrack motion capture technology. Schmidt's trip around the track maxed out at speeds of 80 miles per hour and marked his first laps on a professional raceway since a 2000 crash at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando left him paralyzed. He also served as the ceremonial pace car for the Indy Lights Freedom 100 on Carb Day, and on Monday following the Indy 500, Schmidt went at it again, this time topping speeds of 106 miles per hour.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance Capture
News: Quantic Dream Doubles Its Investment in Vicon to Deliver ‘Outstanding’ Performance CaptureT-Series Upgrade Increases Full Performance Capture Space By Over 200% Helping Quantic Dream Achieve More with Less Technology
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, today announced that Quantic Dream, the world renowned games studio, has invested in 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras. Having previously enlisted Vicon technology for PS3 exclusive titles, "Beyond: Two Souls" and "Heavy Rain," the recent investment will enable Quantic Dream to execute future high-profile projects in a larger full performance capture (FPC) space than ever before.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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Bungie’s Destiny® to Use Faceware
Bungie Chooses Faceware’s Facial Mo-Cap Products to Help Breathe Life into Destiny’s Characters
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that video game developer, Bungie, Inc., has chosen to use Faceware’s Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line to add lifelike expressions and human-realistic emotions to Destiny’s characters.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
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Faceware Tech Launches New Indie Facial Mocap Package
News: Faceware Tech Launches New Indie Facial Mocap PackageFaceware Offers Complete Facial Mo-Cap Package For Indie Game Studios; Upgrades Pro Versions Of Software And Hardware
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has launched a new package in its Facial Mocap Professional Product Line targeted at independent and mobile game developers and artists. Called the “Indie Facial Mocap Package”, it includes the lite versions of Faceware’s software, Analyzer™ and Retargeter™, and a GoPro® Headcam facial performance capture kit. In addition, Faceware has also updated its Pro Facial Mocap Package with enhancements to Faceware Analyzer 2.0™ Pro and a new HD Headcam Pro system. The entire suite of new products will be on display in Faceware’s booth at GDC 2014: Booth 735.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyAmazing in Motion is a set of projects by Lexus that explore the complexity of motion. The second installation of the brand series, 'Swarm,’ is a spirited story featuring custom-designed small aircraft known as quadrotors that roam through various locations in Vancouver, Canada at night. Executed by CHI & Partners in collaboration with Director Sam Brown of Rogue Films and KMel Robotics, the 60-second spot utilized OptiTrack motion capture technology, including 35 Prime 41 cameras and Motive software, to track the flying robots.
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The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with Vicon
News: The Capture Lab creates the world’s largest motion capture volume with ViconUpgrades to Blade 2.5 to support 128 Vicon cameras
Enabled by a recent upgrade to Vicon’s Blade 2.5 motion capture software, The Capture Lab has more than doubled the size of its motion capture volume to create the largest entertainment capture stage in the world. The increased functionality of Blade 2.5 allows The Capture Lab to deploy 128 Vicon cameras, covering a massive 50’x130’x15’ volume, through one aggregated system.
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Vicon and Imaginarium Studios raise the motion capture game for "Ryse: Son of Rome"
50 Vicon T160 cameras and Vicon Blade 2 enable cutting-edge character realism for Xbox One exclusive, "Ryse: Son of Rome"
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries and The Imaginarium, today announced that Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras were behind the outstanding character realism in new game "Ryse: Son Of Rome."
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Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film Gravity
News: Out Of This World Motion Capture By Vicon For Smash Hit Film GravityFramestore invests in 16 Vicon T40 cameras to enable unbeatable pre-visualisation for space scenes in Hollywood blockbuster, Gravity
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series motion capture cameras were used on acclaimed 3D science fiction thriller and space blockbuster, "Gravity."
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Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”
News: Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”Markerless Motion Capture Solution Rises to the Occasion for Pivotal Sequence Set in Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena
The summer blockbuster “Now You See Me”, which has grossed more than $350 million USD worldwide since Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE (NYSE: LGF) company, released the film in the US, features several complex visual effects sequences created by Montreal-based studio Rodeo VFX. But none proved more challenging than a key scene set at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – aided immeasurably by iPi Soft’s markerless motion capture solution iPi Motion Capture.
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LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available
News: LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now AvailableOffers Advanced Previsualization, Production And 3D Printing Tools In Lightwave 11.6; Nevronmotion Plug-In For The Microsoft Kinect Camera Captures And Retargets Motion In Lightwave 11.6
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting data from standard motion capture files directly into the LightWave interface.
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Graphic Film Company’s Anthony Hoit Talks About iPi Motion Capture At The World Animation & VFX Summit Nov. 3-6, Marina Del Rey, CA
VFX Artist Will Discuss His MoCap Work On Upcoming “Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D” At Previz Session
iPi Soft, the developers of the markerless motion capture solution iPi Motion Capture, is pleased to announce that Anthony Hoit, Systems Lead at The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, CA, will be speaking about the role the software played in film previsualization at the World Animation & VFX Summit, November 3 - 6, 2013 at the California Yacht Club, Marina Del Rey, Calif. Now in its second year, the Summit connects studio executives, producers, agents, distributors with high-level animation and visual effects professionals for three days of panels, screenings and networking.
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Faceware Technologies Upgrades its Entire Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line
Faceware Tech adds major feature upgrades and new pricing options to Analyzer, Retargeter and Faceware Headcam Systems
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has launched new upgrades to its Professional Facial Motion Capture Product Line, a start-to-finish facial mocap tool suite built to capture, analyze and transfer human emotion into digital facial performances. Most recently, Faceware products were used on the billion-dollar success "Grand Theft Auto V." The new product line now includes two versions of Analyzer 2.0, Retargeter 4.0 and two Headcam options, an entry-level GoPro® Headcam Kit and more robust Professional Headcam system. Each product has been crafted to help artists achieve higher quality results earlier in the animation process. The new software versions also boast an updated pricing model with flexible options for fixed licenses and no longer a cost per second to export data.
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Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion Capture
News: Top Game Developers, Filmmakers Select OptiTrack Motion CaptureCloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment Deploy OptiTrack’s High Performance Prime Series Mocap Systems for Upcoming Projects
Motion capture provider OptiTrack™ today announced installations of its Prime Series motion capture systems at several top entertainment production studios, including Cloud Imperium, Animatrik Film Design and ChAIR Entertainment.
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Bethesda Game Studios Choose Vicon for New Motion Capture Stage
Vicon the clear choice for accuracy, flexibility and ease of use
Vicon, developer of motion capture products for the entertainment, life science and engineering markets, today announced that it has installed a new motion capture system equipped with its industry-leading T-Series cameras at US-based developer, Bethesda Game Studios®.
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iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia Optima
News: iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia OptimaLondon-Based Design Animation Studio Uses Leading Markerless Motion Capture Solution To Create Realistic Slam Dunks And Other Basketball Moves
Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin may be known for his impressive slam-dunk ability, but to capture those skills in 3D animation London design/animation studio We Are Formationturned to iPi Motion Capture to provide a layer of authenticity to Take On Blake – a Facebook game for automaker KIA’s Optima that allows players to create their own animated avatar and compete in a slam dunk contest against the NBA star.
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NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6
News: NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6Powerful new cost-effective Microsoft Kinect based motion retargeting system allows users to easily capture, adjust and retarget motion to 3D objects and characters
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today unveiled NevronMotion™, an exciting new motion capture retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 that supports the popular Microsoft Kinect camera. With NevronMotion, artists and animators can quickly and easily capture, adjust and retarget motion data to 3D models inside LightWave.
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Modus Makes Magic for Now You See Me
Montreal Facility Delivers 227 VFX Shots for Magician Heist Film
Modus FX completed many of the key visual effects shots on "Now You See Me," which was released today in theaters. Featuring a high-voltage ensemble cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and rising star Isla Fisher, "Now You See Me" charts the progress of a team of illusionists who appear to rob banks during their performances, distributing the spoils to their audiences, all the while staying a step ahead of the FBI and Interpol. Modus was charged with many of the film’s CG sequences, creating compelling illusions that support the story and drive the narrative forward.
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Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"
News: Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"In Latest Weighty Contribution For Marvel Studios, Luma Adds Iron Man & Iron Patriot Armor, Weaponry and Environmental Effects
Luma Pictures answered the call for Marvel Studios' new "Iron Man 3," the latest installment in the hit franchise, adding extensive full-body CG armor replacements for both "Iron Man" and "Iron Patriot" The VFX house, which now boasts locations in Santa Monica and Melbourne, also added weaponry, environmental and particle effects as well as CG backgrounds. This is the first "Iron Man" for Luma, however the project marks its 4th collaboration with Marvel and 3rd with VFX
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DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;
News: DreamWorks Animation to Present Session on the Art of "The Croods" & "Turbo," While Pixomondo to Present "The Making of Oblivion" During Production Pipeline Expo;"Cinema 4" Session and Final List of Guest Speakers Also Announced
The inaugural Production Pipeline Expo, which will be held May 3-4 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, will showcase two special sessions. DreamWorks Animation will present a session on the Art of “The Croods” and “Turbo,” while Pixomondo will present a session about the FX work included within Universal Pictures’ hit film “Oblivion.” The announcement was made today by the expo's founder/originator Anthony Horn, most recently Director of Marketing and Development for the Visual Effects Society.
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Edit 1 Unveils 'InMoCa' Technology
News: Edit 1 Unveils 'InMoCa' TechnologyPrevis Studio First In New York City To Offer Game-Changing “Inertial” Motion Capture
Visionary pre-visualization boutique Edit1, led by company President Michael Zimbard, has become the first studio in New York to offer state-of-the-art “inertial” motion capture (or as the studio refers to it -- “InMoCa”). The InMoCa technology provides tremendous advantages over more traditional “optical” motion capture.
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Markerless Motion Capture Software iPi Motion Capture Now Available Through The Valve ‘Steam Store'
News: Markerless Motion Capture Software iPi Motion Capture Now Available Through The Valve ‘Steam Store'50 Million Gaming Community Members Gain Access To iPi Soft’s Popular and Affordable Motion Capture Solution
iPi Soft, LLC, developer of the iPi Motion Capture™, announced that its acclaimed markerless motion capture is now available in the Valve Steam Store. The move provides the 50 million members of the Valve gaming community with an optimized and integrated version of the mocap solution that is currently in use at some of the entertainment industries top game developers, visual effects/animation studios and independent filmmakers.
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OptiTrack™ Simplifies Motion Capture with Release of Motive Software
News: OptiTrack™ Simplifies Motion Capture with Release of Motive SoftwareMotion capture provider OptiTrack™ today announced the launch of Motive, a unified software platform designed to eliminate the complexities historically associated with motion capture workflows. Motive delivers cleaner motion data, enables larger capture volumes and can be tailored to meet a full range of production studio and research facility needs. With an easy-to-navigate interface, Motive provides a high-performance solution for data management and processing as well as skeleton solving. When customized with the Motive Body Module add-on, the system delivers simultaneous full body and finger tracking, even in very large capture areas.
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Real-Time Motion Capture has arrived with Vicon Blade 2 Powered by Axiom
News: Real-Time Motion Capture has arrived with Vicon Blade 2 Powered by AxiomBlade 2 Empowers Customers in Film, Animation and Games with Streamlined Motion Capture Production Workflow
Vicon, developer of award-winning motion capture (mocap) products for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, is pleased to announce the official release of Blade 2, powered by Axiom. This follows a highly successful alpha program, with studios around the globe enthusiastic about the results seen with Blade 2.
published 2 years ago   read more
Industrial Light & Magic Gets into Character for The Avengers VFX with Vicon Motion Capture Systems
News: Industrial Light & Magic Gets into Character for The Avengers VFX with Vicon Motion Capture SystemsLongtime Vicon Customer ILM Evolves Use of Mocap Beyond VFX
Vicon motion capture systems were used by VFX powerhouse Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to create visual effects for the summer’s biggest box office hit, The Avengers. The superhero-themed blockbuster features digital characters driven by Vicon motion-captured performances for scenes that showcase the Hulk, Iron Man, foot soldiers and virtual crowds.
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Science.D.Visions Announces Release 2 for 3DEqualizer4 Matchmoving Software
Significant Upgrade to 3DEqualizer4 Features Calculation of Multiple Synchronized Witness Cameras , Improved Lineup Controls, Streamlined User Interface, New Generation Scripts and Python Commands
Science.D.Visions today announced Release 2 (R2) of its matchmoving software, 3DEqualizer4. Winning an Academy Award® in 2002 for Technical Achievement, 3DEqualizer site licenses are installed in four of the world’s top ten Visual Effects (VFX) production houses, including Double Negative, Cinesite, Weta Digital, and the Moving Picture Company (MPC). 3DEqualizer helps visual effects and post-production artists measure, merge and ‘matchmove’ live action film sequences and plates with virtual 3D environments and effects to create a seamless look and realistic completed scenes. 3DEqualizer 4 R2 is currently in BETA, and is expected to ship in 2013.
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OptiTrack Leverages Best-in-Class Features for Large Volumes with Prime Series Motion Capture Systems
News: OptiTrack Leverages Best-in-Class Features for Large Volumes with Prime Series Motion Capture SystemsMaker of the Best-Selling Motion Capture Camera in History Delivers Exceptional Performance to Large-Volume Production Studios, Military Simulations and Engineering Applications; 4.1 Megapixel Prime 41 Paves the Way as First Model in the Prime Series.
The OptiTrack advantage now extends to the high-end motion capture market with today’s announcement of the Prime Series—a new family of motion capture cameras tailored specifically to large-volume capture. Offering capture volumes that extend up to 150’ with unmatched pixel-for-pixel tracking precision throughout, the 4.1 MP Prime 41 provides VFX studios, game developers, universities and labs with the tracking technology necessary for the most ambitious motion tracking and capture applications—all at the accessible pricing that OptiTrack is famous for. At one-third of the cost of the nearest competitive product, the Prime 41 enables massive capital cost savings and higher camera coverage with the same investment.
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Vicon to showcase three highly anticipated products at SIGGRAPH 2012
News: Vicon to showcase three highly anticipated products at SIGGRAPH 2012Blade 2, a new Interaction Device and Cara Demos Available at Booth #729
Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the Entertainment, Engineering and Life Science markets, will be showcasing several new products during the Siggraph conference next week in Los Angeles, Calif. Products include the highly anticipated Blade 2 motion capture processing software and the ‘Mobile Mocap’ concept previewed at Siggraph 2011 dubbed ‘Cara’ and a new Interaction Device for navigating immersive environments.
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OptiTrack to Showcase New Camera Series at SIGGRAPH 2012
Precision Motion Capture and Tracking Technology for Full-Scale Productions; Live Demos and Presentations from Autodesk, Oblong Industries, Fabric Engine and Halon Entertainment in Booth #610
At SIGGRAPH 2012, OptiTrack will launch a brand new series of motion capture cameras specifically tailored to large-volume, full-scale productions. Mocap demos will be conducted in booth #610, and will also include a look at the Flex 13, which debuted in March 2012 and is OptiTrack’s solution for high precision, small and medium-volume tracking applications. Autodesk, Halon Entertainment, Fabric Engine and Oblong Industries will join OptiTrack on stage to demonstrate how OptiTrack virtual and motion capture cameras can be painlessly integrated into both established and custom-made pipelines.
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Modus FX Turns Five
News: Modus FX Turns FiveMontreal Facility Raising the Bar for Visual Effects and Animation
Modus FX is cruising with successes on major film and TV productions, representation by the prestigious International Creative Management (ICM) agency, the recent opening of its previs division and two award nominations. Not bad for a company that turns five years old this month.
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House of Moves Provides Full Body Motion Capture for Starhawk™
News: House of Moves Provides Full Body Motion Capture for Starhawk™Leading motion capture and animation service company House of Moves (HOM) helped bring realism to the soldiers and villains in the recently released third-person shooter Starhawk™ through full body motion capture, which was used as the basis for the title’s in-game animation. Now available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the innovative new game was developed by LightBox Interactive and provides fast paced, frenetic shooter action set in the lawless frontier of space. Through the title’s unique Build & Battle system, players can instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures from an orbiting drop ship in real-time, all while blasting away at enemies in the middle of huge single-player or multiplayer firefights.
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Mocaplab Installs Vicon Motion Capture System with 16 Megapixel Cameras
High precision motion capture allows facility to balance government research with visually demanding entertainment projects
Vicon developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, recently installed a new motion capture system equipped with Vicon's T160 16-megapixel cameras at central-Paris-based Mocaplab. Founded in 2007 by renowned motion capture specialist Remi Brun, Mocaplab offers complete motion capture and animation services for films, television, commercials, video games, arts and sciences.
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New Professional Product Line Puts Faceware’s Complete Facial Animation Tool Suite Into Animators’ Hands
Faceware’s New End-to-End Tool Suite Helps Animators Create High-Fidelity Facial Performances 3-10x Faster than Hand Keying
Faceware Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of 3D facial animation software for the video game, film, television and commercial industries, today announced that it has launched its Faceware Professional Product Line, a low-cost, start-to-finish facial animation tool suite built to capture, analyze and create realistic facial performances 3-10x faster than hand keying that same performance. The Faceware Professional Product Line, which until now has only been in production testing at select studios, includes completely updated versions of the Faceware Head-Mounted Camera System (HMCS) and Faceware Retargeter, and a brand new product called Faceware Analyzer. This marks the first time Faceware has offered all of its internal technologies for use in studios.
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Luma Pictures Animates “Underworld: Awakening” Über Lycan with OptiTrack Motion Capture System
Optical Mocap Set-up Used by “Underworld: Awakening” Animation Team and Directors as a Previs and Animation Tool; Behind the Scenes Video Just Released
Translating concept art and storyboards into the animated mannerisms of a larger-than-life CG monster is challenging for even the most talented animators. Luma Pictures – the team responsible for character development, animation, and film VFX for the Über Lycan in “Underworld: Awakening” – addressed this challenge with the assistance of an OptiTrack motion capture system, installed on-site at their Santa Monica studio.
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USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves Create New Digital Double Pipeline for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
News: USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage LLC and House of Moves Create New Digital Double Pipeline for "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"Efficient Workflow Results in High Quality, Vendor-Ready 3D Models; Process Dramatically Simplifies Lighting and Texturing of Digital Humans
USC ICT (ICT), Icon Imaging Studio , Lightstage LLC and House of Moves (HOM) collaboratively pioneered a new process to create digital doubles for the recently released "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", from New Line Cinema, Contrafilm Production and Warner Bros. Pictures.
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OptiTrack announces Flex 13 camera
Redefines Affordable Motion Capture for Use in Game Development, Film Production and Virtual Cinematography; Unveiled at GDC 2012
Introducing the world’s first megapixel motion capture camera for under $1k, the Flex 13. Boasting an impressive 1.3 million pixels of resolution, a 120 FPS sample rate, and an immense 56° field of view, the Flex 13 is an evolution of efficient motion capture technology.
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Imaginarium Signs Deal with Vicon
Vicon has signed an agreement to become the main motion capture (mocap) technology supplier to The Imaginarium - a London-based studio, co-founded by actor/director Andy Serkis and film producer Jonathan Cavendish. The Studio offers performance capture consultancy and production services to film studios, television and video game companies, as well as developing its own work.
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Vicon House of Moves Contributes Realistic Cinematics in "Gears of War 3"
News: Vicon House of Moves Contributes Realistic Cinematics in "Gears of War 3"Vicon House of Moves (HOM), a leading motion capture and animation service company, contributed to the cinematic animation and facial keyframing on the recently released video game, "Gears of War 3". Developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft, sales for the highly anticipated third-person shooter soared when it hit shelves in late September.
published 3 years ago   read more
Customers Embrace Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Worldwide
Suites Help Studios Win New Projects, Work More Efficiently, Deliver on Time and Within Budget
Autodesk, Inc. has seen strong worldwide adoption of Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites. Studios are using this broad set of entertainment tools to win new business, work more efficiently, and deliver projects that meet or exceed demands on time and within budget.
published 3 years ago   read more
iPi Soft Desktop Motion Capture Plays Starring Role In Director Ian Chisholm’s "Clear Skies III"
News: iPi Soft Desktop Motion Capture Plays Starring Role In Director Ian Chisholm’s "Clear Skies III"Innovative Motion Capture Technology Proves Essential To Production Pipeline of the Latest Film In The Popular Online Sci-Fi Machinima Series
What began six years ago as simply a “creative outlet” for rising filmmaker/animator Ian Chisholm, "Clear Skies III", the third film in the machinima series about the space adventures of the crew aboard the battleship Clear Skies, has steadily built a huge online audience thanks to its memorable storyline and characters, and creative use of the iPi Soft’s Desktop Motion Capture system, which played an integral role in bringing Chisholm’s vision to life.
published 3 years ago   read more
Vicon House of Moves Captures Crash Test Performance for Lexus “Light” Commercial
News: Vicon House of Moves Captures Crash Test Performance for Lexus “Light” CommercialMotion capture and animation company, Vicon House of Moves (HOM), provided motion capture for the :30 ‘Light’ commercial for Lexus that first aired September 7, 2011. Directed by Daniel Kleinman of Epoch Films, the spot was part of the luxury carmaker’s “Engineering Amazing” campaign.
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Digital Domain and Adam Berg Tap Virtual Production for Gears of War 3 “Dust to Dust”
News: Digital Domain and Adam Berg Tap Virtual Production for Gears of War 3 “Dust to Dust”Process Enables Berg to Shoot CG Like Live Action
For the new Gears of War 3 spot "Dust to Dust," Epic Games, Director Adam Berg and digital production studio Digital Domain created an all-CG spot using an innovative virtual production technique that gave Berg complete camera control to shoot the spot like live action and deliver a cinematic showpiece for the trilogy’s final chapter – a single time-lapsed take that traverses all three Gears of War (GOW) worlds.
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Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture Pipeline
News: Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture PipelineNew Plug-in Enables Users to Create or Retarget Data Inside Maya in Real-time
Bringing a new age of motion capture processing to the industry, IKinema™ LTD announced today that the leading VFX house in London, Framestore, has incorporated IKinema technology into its motion capture production pipeline. Chosen for its powerful, fast and remarkably controllable design, IKinema’s inverse kinematics (IK) solver is now the key motion capture solving and retargeting tool that Framestore uses to create special effects and animation for both its broadcast and VFX projects.
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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at 2011 SIGGRAPH
Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, will introduce a future technology, “Mobile Mocap” at SIGGRAPH 2011 being held at the Vancouver Convention Center. This and other new technologies will be previewed in the Vicon booth, #694 from August 9-11 during show hours.
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Gyroscopik Studios Opens Largest Vicon Motion Capture Stage in Latin America
Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, announced that Gyroscopik Studios, one of Mexico’s largest 3D animation and VFX facilities, is opening Latin America’s largest Vicon motion capture stage at the new Chapala Media Park near their headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico – the region’s filmmaking hub.
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Vicon Optimizes Outdoor Motion Capture and Launches New S Edition Cameras
All T-Series systems sold will now be outdoor ready
Vicon, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, announced as of today, all new T-Series cameras are fully optimized for outdoor motion capture (mocap).
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Stereo3D Unlimited Shoots 3d Music Video With Arri's Alexa Cameras
Tim Dashwood’s production company Stereo3D Unlimited, in partnership with Arri Canada, Stereo3D Tango, Matrox, JVC Professional and Zeiss shoot Ariana Gillis' "Shake The Apple" stereoscopic 3D music video with two Arri Alexa cameras.
Toronto-based production company, Stereo3D Unlimited, has just shot and released the stereoscopic 3D music video "Shake The Apple" by Ariana Gillis on YouTube 3D and Vimeo.
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OptiTrack's Insight VCS Brings "Avatar" Magic to Every Studio
Optical Virtual Camera System Enables Live-action Camera Work for CG Filmmaking at a Competitive Price; Compatible with all Optical Motion Capture Systems
Filmmakers and game cinematographers are increasingly turning to real-time virtual production technologies to blend real-world tools with their virtual world.
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Origami Digital Expands Facility with Move to New Location
Helping Filmmakers Keep Postproduction in Los Angeles
Visual effects company Origami Digital has completed the move to its new location near the Hawthorne Airport. The 8,000-square-foot building includes an expanded performance-capture stage, a large studio for the artists and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Origami Digital provides a financially viable solution for filmmakers who want to keep their postproduction in the Los Angeles area.
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Icon Imaging Relocates to Vicon House of Moves; 3D Scanning, Motion Capture and Animation Under One Roof
Co-Located Companies Add Head and Full Body Scanning to Complete Motion Capture and Animation Services
Vicon, an Academy Award®-winning developer of motion capture products today announced that Icon Imaging, a leading 3D scanning, imaging and modeling company, is moving into Vicon's 26,000 square foot US headquarters which also houses motion capture and animation facility, House of Moves.
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Entertainment Companies Streamline Motion Capture Workflow with Vicon Blade
Software System Simplifies Capture & Processing of Motion Capture Data for 3D Animation
Vicon, an Academy Award®-winning developer of motion capture products, today announced that growing numbers of entertainment companies have adopted its Blade motion caption processing software system in recent months.
published 5 years ago   read more
VICON teams up with 2K Sports for live motion capture hockey shoot
VICON's T160 motion capture system was deployed to capture pro hockey players in an outdoor shoot hosted by 2K Sports at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV.
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OConnor Introduces 120EXe Encoding Heavy Duty Fluid Head for Visual Effects
News: OConnor Introduces 120EXe Encoding Heavy Duty Fluid Head for Visual EffectsOConnor Engineering, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the 120EXe Encoded Heavy Duty Fluid Head, designed to provide high-precision pan and tilt position information for cinema quality visual effects production on feature films and commercials.
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The Studio Acquires VICON T10 Motion Capture System
New York Design Facility Specializes in Animatics; Plans Expansion into 3D Animation with Advanced Mocap System
VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, today announced the sale and installation of its T10 motion capture system at graphic design and 2D animation company The Studio, located in New York City.
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UC Merced Adopts VICON F40 Motion Capture System
School of Engineering Taps Into the Power of VICON for Projects in Cognitive Science, Virtual Reality, Biomechanics and Robotics
ICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, today announced the adoption of its F40 motion capture system at University of California, Merced's School of Engineering for research projects in cognitive science, virtual reality, biomechanics and robotics.
published 6 years ago   read more
VICON House of Moves Provides Motion Capture for Universal Pictures' 'Changeling'
VICON House of Moves, a leading motion capture service bureau and a division of VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, has provided motion capture services for VFX facility CIS Vancouver (www.cis-vancouver.com) for the Clint Eastwood-directed drama from Universal Pictures, "Changeling."
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DAZ 3D and NaturalPoint Unveil ARENA Real-Time Mocap Plug-in for DAZ Studio
Renowned Optical Tracking Developer Offers Complete, Cost-effective Motion Capture Solution Utilizing DAZ 3D’s Free 3D Animation Software; Demonstration Available at SIGGRAPH Booth 733
DAZ 3D, a leading developer of professional-quality 3D software and models, and optical tracking technology developer, NaturalPoint today announced the ARENA plug-in for DAZ Studio, an easy-to-use and cost-effective complete motion capture solution.
published 6 years ago   read more
News: REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to introduce a specially tailored 8-camera solution bundle for motion capture professionals.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Framestore CFC Selects REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that Europe's leading visual effects and computer animation studio, Framestore CFC, has selected Movimento as their motion capture solution of choice for their 2007/2008 film production program.
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News: Vicon Introduces New Game MoCap System
New Affordable System Delivers Ease-of-Use with VICON's Signature Quality, Accuracy and Reliability
VICON, developer of Academy Award-winning motion capture systems, announced today the launch of the FKextreme system, catering specifically to game developers and small studios.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: WideScreen Games Select REALVIZ
Demonstrations at IMAGINA 2007 in Monaco - Booth B8
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that French game developer, WideScreen Games, has selected Movimento as their motion capture solution of choice for their 2007 production program.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: REALVIZ To Showcase Movimento During Forthcoming Road Show Series
Demos of Latest in Motion Capture Technology on US West Coast & in Vancouver, Canada 12. - 20. October 2006
REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to confirm that they will be demonstrating their latest software release, Movimento, at a select number of venues along the US West coast this month.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: VICON and MOVA Announce Technology Alliance
Markerless Mo-Cap Solution 'Mova™ Contour™ Reality Capture' Integrates Seamlessly With VICON MX Systems On Set
VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems and a division of OMG plc, Oxford Metrics Group, announced today a technology alliance with San Francisco-based Mova, which is debuting the new Mova Contour Reality Capture system in booth #1027 at SIGGRAPH 2006. Contour is a system that allows markerless motion capture to be recorded with sub-millimeter precision using a combination of specialized phosphorescent make-up, digital cameras, customized fluorescent strobe lighting and proprietary software.
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News: REALVIZ
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, has confirmed that the first leg of their 2005 ‘SFX’ tour will kick off in the UK at the beginning of next month.
published 9 years ago   read more
News: Character Animation Technologies Releases CAT 1.4 with Totally New Motion Capture System
CAT 1.4 has completely new motion capture import system which supports HTR, BVH, FBX and BIP formats
Character Animation Technologies Ltd.TM, the New Zealand-based developer of revolutionary character animation software solutions, today released its latest major point version of CAT, the fully integrated, next-generation character animation plugin for 3ds Max®.
published 9 years ago   read more
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