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cresshead
08-02-2007, 02:00 PM
full body mo cap for $5K


http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/images/home-flash-siggraph2007.jpg


http://www.naturalpoint.com

Sarford
08-03-2007, 06:19 PM
Wow, very interesting! This is about the amount of money I would be willing to invest in such a system. Not yet ofcourse, but I hope to do more animation in the future and such a system can speed up the process.

hrgiger
08-03-2007, 09:54 PM
Seems like a reasonable price for such a system. Now if I just $5,000 burning a hole in my pocket and a true need for motion capture.

serge
08-04-2007, 06:13 AM
Sounds really cheap for such a package. However, I'm sure that $5000 is still a large investment for most of us.
Because it's something you won't be using everyday (most of the time you'll still be working behind your computer), I think it would be a good idea to 'group-buy' such a package. Find people in your area who are interested. The more people, the cheaper it'll be. And you can help eachother out.

Steamthrower
08-04-2007, 06:50 AM
What's the quality comparison between this package and say a $100,000 one?

cresshead
08-04-2007, 07:15 AM
quality will depend on what you hope to capture, as you can see on the website there's various cameras available but the highest resolution is 640x480 which means it has a limited working range of around 20ft which can resolve the markers.

so motion captures involving large areas of movement is going to be a challenge..you have to take your hat off to them however as it's REALLY cheap and also includes live softwae that can spit out a raw bvh file.

price wise the next step would be a exoskeleton and they start at around $28,000 so 5K is bargin basement...

realviz also have video based mo cap solution but i can't find a price for it as yet...they punt you off to a distributor list which i've yet to find one of their links working to a actual price...

also in sports science there's some software only apps that can use 2-4 cameras and resolve a bvh file..they are around $4k...but seen rather cumbersome in set up and use from the reviews i read so this one abover for 5K seems more of a real deal.

cresshead
08-06-2007, 11:10 AM
and another one...

http://www.3dsuit.com/en/animation/

Trevor
08-06-2007, 11:22 AM
and another one...

http://www.3dsuit.com/en/animation/


Yikes.! $25.000

cresshead
08-06-2007, 11:28 AM
yeah and the vids are not 'wow'..they look like shakey motions you'd see a stop frame animator make....not nice to look at. the 25K looks poor...

http://www.animazoo.com/ has a much more robust mo cap technology