We were proud to be invited as an Industry Speaker to this year’s The Motion Capture Summit in June where we showed off our Orion and LiveAction software. Co-hosted by MoCap specialists Centroid Studios, The Mocap Vaults, and Faceware Technologies, the event was crammed with demonstrations led by a team of industry veterans and technology specialists, all held under one roof at London’s famous, Shepperton Studios.
Experimenting with the latest tech is indispensable to studios’ Research & Dev teams – the folk at Nickelodeon Animation Lab demonstrate how their R&D time spent using our incredible virtual production software, LiveAction not only delivers the utmost realism for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but they have fun with our tech too!
Javier Molina and his VR team at NYU Tandon decided that our very own virtual reality software, LiveAction was the best solution to deliver the believable character motion needed for their latest VR theatre production, To Be With Hamlet. Streaming natural behaviours from actor to 3D character in real-time was imperative for greater storytelling, as well as a convincing experience for audience participation during live shows.
To successfully convince and engage your audience during their virtual experience is the ultimate high-five for creators in the virtual field. Achieved by means of compelling storytelling, dynamic environments, and importantly – characters that behave with infinite realism and believability – essential elements to emotionally connect with characters inside their story, film and TV is the perfect modern-day example.
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.
With recent improvements to hardware and software, plus an increasing emphasis on real-time, interactive performance capture, we could be on the precipice of a golden age for motion capture technology. Jem Alexander investigates recent progressions in mo-cap technologies
FARNHAM, UK, 5 January 2017 – IKinema – the leader in real-time inverse kinematics, today announced the third edition of LiveAction, the company’s Virtual Reality and Virtual Production animation technology, used by 3D animation teams and directors for live performances to mass audiences.
U.K.-based real-time inverse kinematics leader IKinema presented a technology demo at SIGGRAPH on Tuesday, showing virtual characters responding in real time to voice commands. The company is known in the film and games industries for high quality motion-capture solving tech and realistic procedural animation, and now sees mass-market potential for this new technology in VR and AR environments.