Brighton-based Animazoo has announced a turn-key solution for motion capture taught and created in academic settings. The company is offering a $30,000 package including Gypsy4, a full body wireless mocap system, and Alias Mocap6, the industry’s leading software system for real-time motion capture. Animazoo’s latest gear arrangement provides universities with affordable access to an in-house mocap studio, giving animation students the opportunity to work and study with the technologies they will be using in their careers down the road.
Gypsy tends to be popular with students because it is user friendly, portable, and does not require data cleaning. The low-maintenance system has no detectable lag, making it a good match for Alias Mocap6, which allows live visualization of characters during production. This package provides the essential elements of post-production as it permits data editing, actor mapping, re-targeting of data and integrated character and facial animation. The package also includes full training, support and comprehensive system warranties.
Animazoo was established in 1993 and universities such as Warwick University, University of Central England, University of Teeside, Glasgow Caledonian University, Purdue, MIT and the Yale Medical School comprise its impressive client list. Game developers, broadcasters and other industry members like Kuju, Magenta Software, Play on DVD, the BBC, Suzuki and the Toyota Motor Corporation also use the young company’s services.
For more information about Animazoo visit www.animazoo.com.