View Full Version : LW Mocap Issues - big thread wanna be..

01-09-2010, 01:19 AM
Hi there mocappers..

I will have several questions on mocap issue and i BEG your help..

1- I have downloaded several free mocap files, including truebones, When i use BVH import and use BONE SCALE factor in that panel make it smaller (0.025 for truebones for example ) I end up having lots of extra bones on the joints. There are almost twice bones in mocap skeleton.

If i dont use Bone Scale factor everything is fine. Can somebody check that?

Is there a workaround for this? I dont wanna scale whole mocap down via NULL after its importing process. Because then when i replace my 1.70 m character it gets HUGE because Scaler Null do the opposite. I hope it does make sense...

2- Is there BVH combiner-mixer out there...affordable. If there is then with IKB help i ll solve half of my basic mocap problems.

3- If i need to buy a commercial package for my mocap needs. Which package you would offer. Which data is almost perfectly clean?

If you guys also write your issues, tricks all new mocap bees like me will be very happy. I really wanna see what is doable in LW in terms of Mocap


01-11-2010, 10:40 AM
1 - Ok, THAT shouldn't be happening. all Bone Scale should do is rescale the rig and keyframes to a desired amount. usually 0.025 seems to be right on the money to get it into lightwave at about 2 meters or so. It shouldn't be adding any more bones than whats already there. thats very weird.
What version of Lightwave are you using? Maybe readad all your plugins?

2 - Animeeple is free (although the FBX plugin for it went up in price recently, but you can use Collada, thats still free.) Pretty good system for combining BVH files and editing them together. There are 1 or two issues
with getting the resulting file out and into Lightwave, but check out the Animeeple thread in the forums here for workarounds.

- Will.

01-11-2010, 10:03 PM
MotionBuilder is the best, but $$$


01-11-2010, 11:19 PM
they have sort of made it, the jimmyrig lite is out, while you have access to jimmyrig pro beta,...

also look into this one, not an editor, but captures mocap from video,...

01-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Tyrot, you might be interrested in this:



01-18-2010, 06:28 PM
thanks will... i ll post some screenshots and you guys will see what happens after i scaled down ...it is really going wacko...9.6 here

Wow..cageman..i ll check that thread but couldnt download the video (it asks passwords etc)

I think you will save the day once again.

I ll ask you guys more question...very soon. I am so excited with this IKBish Mocap solutions.