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Meet Chaos Group Labs: LA’s New CG Think Tank
R&D Center for Creative Projects; Current Initiatives Include Advances in Digital Filmmaking, Virtual Reality, and the Wikihuman Project
Today, Chaos Group introduces Chaos Group Laboratories, a new collaborative think tank to explore advances in rendering technology. Located in LA’s hub of design, visual effects and technology, Chaos Group Labs will serve as a place where artists, industry leaders and academic researchers are invited to contribute to development discussions and help solve key computer graphics challenges.
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OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture Records
News: OptiTrack Takes Over as Animation Market Leader; Customers Break Motion Capture RecordsNew Customers Include Activision, Microsoft Games Studios, Eidos, Ubisoft, Crytek, DICE, and USC School of Cinematic Arts
With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack's Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios.
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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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OptiTrack Motion Capture Helps VYV Reinvent Live Stage Shows for Top Entertainers
News: OptiTrack Motion Capture Helps VYV Reinvent Live Stage Shows for Top EntertainersOn Stage Performer Tracking, Projection Mapping, and Giant Inflatables Captivate Audiences at Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Show, Cirque Du Soleil, and Other Worldwide Tours
VYV's team of scientists and technical artists are combining real-time performer tracking, computer vision techniques and projection mapping to produce some of the most technically ambitious and visually spectacular live performances in the world. The Montreal-based company has delivered motion tracking and video projection mapping solutions for five Cirque du Soleil tours, including "Michael Jackson ONE," as well as concert tours for Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and Britney Spears. VYV couples proprietary technology with anywhere from 6 to 35 OptiTrack cameras, often mixing offerings to fit the specific demands of each show.
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OptiTrack Adds Two New Motion Capture Cameras to Its Prime Series
News: OptiTrack Adds Two New Motion Capture Cameras to Its Prime SeriesPrime 13 and Prime 13W will be debuted at GDC 2014
OptiTrack today announced a pair of additions to its premier line of motion capture and tracking cameras - the Prime 13 and Prime 13W, which will publicly debut in the OptiTrack booth (#924) at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) held March 19-21, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.
published 5 months ago   read more
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.
published 6 months ago   read more
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.
published 8 months ago   read more
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.
published 11 months ago   read more
Half-Pipe Demos in OptiTrack SIGGRAPH Booth Showcase Robust Capabilities of Motion Capture System
Motion capture provider OptiTrack is featuring markered skateboarders shredding a half-pipe in its booth (#535) at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Anaheim, Calif. from July 23-25, 2013. The custom 30’x20’ setup maximizes the available capture volume by leveraging the wide-angle capabilities of 24 Prime 17W cameras powered by recently released Motive:Body software. Specially engineered skateboards featuring LED markers embedded on the decks, trucks and wheels allow them to be tracked alongside the skateboarders’ movements and will be captured, delivered and rendered in real time in the first live demonstration of its kind. Also performing with the skateboarders will be an expert quad roller skater.
published 1 year ago   read more
OptiTrack Reveals Prime 17W Motion Capture Camera at GDC 2013
News: OptiTrack Reveals Prime 17W Motion Capture Camera at GDC 2013OptiTrack announced today the Prime 17W motion capture camera, the latest offering in the company's Prime Series line of high performance motion capture and tracking cameras. With 1.7 Megapixels (MP) and a wide angle field of view (FOV), the Prime 17W is equipped to maximize coverage in a variety of volumes.
published 1 year ago   read more
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.
published 1 year ago   read more
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.
published 2 years ago   read more
Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform At Siggraph 2012
News: Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform At Siggraph 2012Creation Platform is the World’s First Dedicated Platform For Building High-Performance Graphics Applications
Fabric Engine Inc, a software company focused on high-performance 2D and 3D graphics solutions, announced today Creation Platform, a framework for building custom, high-performance graphics applications. By providing the major building blocks for tool creation, Creation Platform allows developers to spend less time building back-end architectures, and more time building critical workflows and high-performance functionality into their tools.
published 2 years ago   read more
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.
published 2 years ago   read more
Brian Nilles Joins NaturalPoint Executive Team as Chief Strategy Officer
Motion Capture Veteran Brings Technical and Industry Expertise to OptiTrack Brand
NaturalPoint, makers of OptiTrack motion capture and tracking technology, announced today the addition of industry veteran Brian Nilles to the Executive team as Chief Strategy Officer.
published 2 years ago   read more
OptiTrack’s Insight VCS Gives Nvizage Some Perspective on “Snow White and the Huntsman’s” Fairy Tale Battleground
News:OptiTrack’s Insight VCS Gives Nvizage Some Perspective on “Snow White and the Huntsman’s” Fairy Tale BattlegroundSix Major Sequences and Over 320 Ground and Aerial Shots Captured by Top Previs House with Help of Popular Virtual Camera System
Who is the fairest of them all? OptiTrack’s Insight VCS, according to preeminent previs house Nvizage. Used on Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” to bring in six major sequences and over 320 shots, OptiTrack’s virtual camera system became the crew’s window into a world that blurred the line between real and make-believe.
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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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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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OptiTrack V120:Duo and V120:Trio Tracking Bars Ship
6DoF Object Tracking Systems for Virtual Reality, Animation and Medical Visualization
Bringing innovative and affordable motion capture technology to the desktop, NaturalPoint® today announced the immediate availability of the OptiTrack™ V120:Duo and V120:Trio tracking bars. Offering an out-of-the-box motion capture solution, the new OptiTrack tracking bars incorporate optical tracking technology that is accurate, flexible and very simple to use.
published 3 years ago   read more
OptiTrack Demonstrates Desktop Motion Capture with new V120:Duo and V120:Trio Tracking Bars at GDC 2011
News: OptiTrack Demonstrates Desktop Motion Capture with new V120:Duo and V120:Trio Tracking Bars at GDC 2011Showcases Comprehensive Six Degrees of Freedom Motion Capture Systems for Under $2,000
As the role of motion capture in virtual production expands, OptiTrack™ continues to offer game developers and animation studios optical tracking technology that is priced to meet an independent budget, but powerful enough to drive AAA development. GDC 2011 marks the release of a new advancement in accessible motion capture: the OptiTrack V120:Duo and V120:Trio tracking systems.
published 3 years ago   read more
OptiTrack Insight VCS Receives Innovation in Media Arts Award
Virtual Motion Capture System Recognized by Oregon's Governor's Office of Film and Television
Recognized for its outstanding contribution to the film industry, OptiTrack's Insight VCS virtual camera system has been selected to receive the Award for Innovation in Media Arts by Oregon's Governor's Office of Film & Television. This prestigious award will be presented to OptiTrack developer, NaturalPoint®, at the Office of Film and Television's Annual Meeting at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.
published 4 years ago   read more
OptiTrack Insight VCS Virtual Motion Capture System Ships to Customers Worldwide
Adopted by Leading Pre- and Post-visualization Companies for Live-action Virtual Camera Work at a Competitive Price
Previewed to widespread acclaim at SIGGRAPH 2010, OptiTrack's Insight VCS virtual camera system is now available to customers worldwide. Offered at a third of the price of competing systems, the Insight VCS is ideal for previsualization and production in game and CG film projects of any scope, ranging from AAA games to independent films.
published 4 years ago   read more
OptiTrack's S250e Ethernet Motion Capture Camera Now Available to Customers Worldwide
Exceptional Performance and Affordability Exceeds Market's Price-performance Standards
Today marks the immediate availability of OptiTrack™'s high-performance motion capture camera, the S250e. Providing exceptional speed and precision in a highly compact form factor, the S250e is the first full-featured Ethernet motion capture camera in the world for under $2,000 USD.
published 4 years ago   read more
OptiTrack Exceeds Price-performance Standards for Motion Capture
New S250e Ethernet Camera Boasts Remarkable Speed and Accuracy for $1,899 USD
From creating advanced animation tools for feature films to helping golfers develop a perfect swing, OptiTrack™ is blazing new ground in motion capture technology across multiple markets.
published 4 years ago   read more
OptiTrack Demonstrates the Future of Virtual Filmmaking at SIGGRAPH 2010
Showcases How to Produce an Affordable Virtual Production Workflow; Offers Hands-on Experience with a Virtual Camera System
With the massive success of computer-generated 3D films like "Avatar," real-time virtual production workflows are setting a new trend in Hollywood. At SIGGRAPH 2010, OptiTrack™, in conjunction with Autodesk, will provide attendees with a demonstration of how to create a cost-effective virtual production pipeline that will easily integrate into existing workflows.
published 4 years ago   read more
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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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
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