Real-Time Motion Capture Plug-in for High Definition Kinect Xbox One turns iClone 6 Pro into an instant mocap studio solution.
In 2012, Reallusion became the first mobile motion capture solution provider when they initially launched the Kinect mocap plug-in for the original Microsoft Kinect Xbox 360. The Kinect Xbox 360, and Kinect for Windows, plug-ins were quickly put to use in tens of thousands of indie game studios, corporate training departments and animation studios all around the world.
Now Reallusion announces the new Mocap Plug-in for Kinect for Xbox One, in use with its iClone 6 Pro software. With this new high definition Kinect motion capturing tool, users can now use their own bodies to more accurately control virtual actors, in real-time, with motion smoothing optimizations for fast previsualization animations allowing anyone to lightspeed their animations while creating authentic motions without having to rent an entire mocap studio, or even wear a markered jump suit.
Once initial motions have been captured, users can then dive into iClone’s many motion editing tools that include HumanIK and motion layering, to quickly adjust initial motion captures prior to exporting characters and motions to game engines or other 3D application via FBX formats.
3 New Features for Kinect Mocap Plug-in:
- The Kinect Mocap Plug-in for Xbox One with iClone 6 Pro, is compatible with the new Kinect for Xbox One camera sensor. New additions to the sensor include: Time of Flight sensor that offers unparallel tracking accuracy; 1080p camera with increased field of view that requires less room to operate and a higher light sensitivity.
- Additional trackable skeleton joints enhances neck up/down, upper torso, wrist and knee rotation, and squat movements.
- Improved 3D visualization for better floor and feet contact, including the ability to save floor calibration.
Floor Detection & Alignment
New 3D floor alignment and floor adjustment function helps keep every foot step on the same surface elevation, preventing unnatural floating or sinking foot motion when moving about.
Near Mode & Wider Angle Lens
Now you can capture your motions closer to the camera even when sitting in front of the desk. Thanks to the near mode, your motion data can be captured as close as 50cm to the sensor with full accuracy and precision.
Chest Turn, Head/Neck Rotation
We’ve added the option of head rotation tracking, which motion captures rotation around the X-axis and Z-axis. This means that you can now make characters nod in agreement, turn their heads to the side, or look from left to right.
Half-body Capture & Mask
With this Kinect for Xbox One mocap plug-in you are able to choose between “full-body” or “upper body” to perform half-body captures while in a seated position. On the other hand, you can also mask out specific body parts to combine with already existing motions, or add knee rotation constraints for a more stable motion capture.
Head & Knee Movement
The Microsoft Kinect SDK allows end point motion capture, allowing your head and knee movements to be recognized for more natural-looking animations.
Remote Body Commands
No need to walk back to your computer to start or stop recording. Now you can use simple gestures to send preview and record commands to the motion capture device.
Rapidly switch between multiple mocap performers captured on camera without having to re-target each time. Do this by directly right-clicking on the tracked body.
Check on the “Mirror” option to flip your character’s movement from one side to the other.
Remove annoying motion jitters with the new enhanced motion smoother option.
The Mocap Plug-in for Kinect Xbox One is now available for 79.99 GBP/ $99.95
For more information, please visit: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/mocap/
Learn more about the iClone Export Pipeline: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/pipeline/
The iClone-Kinect Mocap Plug-in supports depth sensors for:
- Xbox 360
- Xbox for Windows
- Xbox One