With major studios transitioning to home-based motion-capture during lockdown, leading motion-capture technology developer Xsens is launching the HomeCap campaign, aiming to turn the spotlight onto “motion capture in the home.” Xsens will celebrate artists who have already made the transition to a home-based studio while aiming to inspire others without access to studio facilities to keep their productions moving forward.
The HomeCap campaign will feature webinars, tips and stories from motion-capture artists representing major VFX studios and game developers. Talent from: Epic Games, Tencent, iQiyi, Ninja Theory, The Mill, Kite & Lightning and Double Negative have already transitioned to working with Xsens technology in the home and are getting studio-quality results.
Throughout the campaign, Xsens will be featuring special offers on its products and hosting a series of webinars – which will include Xsens technology partners such as Reallusion iClone, Faceware Technology, Pixotope and MVN Animate product experts.
Xsens MVN Animate motion-capture technology is sensor-based and doesn’t require a large and fixed volume of space or cameras. The results are comparable to what you might only expect from an optical solution. The data is clean, accurate, free from occlusion, and immune to magnetic distortion. Configuration and calibration take very little time, and the suit can be set up by one person, making it the go-to solution for motion capture at home, the backyard, or any other place you might want to perform.
Motion capture speeds up the process of creating character animation for video games, drives digital characters for motion pictures, and much more. The result is a human-driven motion that gives authentic animation data for a digital character.
The hope for HomeCap is that, through the sharing of experiences and expertise, this campaign will support and inspire the remote motion-capture workforce to keep creating, and to carry on entertaining audiences the world over.