June 13, 2012 – iPi Soft is proud to announce that iPi Motion Capture™ Version 2.0 — the next generation in the company’s scalable line of markerless motion capture technology — is released and available for purchase. Featuring improved accuracy and workflow enhancements, the new version increases support for female characters, as well as an array of motion sensor devices, including ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows.
NOTE! Please find useful information regaring Version 2.0 installation, licensing policy and user tips here.
With the new iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0, customers will take advantage of:
|New actor appearance models and skeleton structure||Core enhancement that allow to improve accuracy and implement new features||Available|
|Improved tracking accuracy||Ensure less tracking errors||Available|
|Female actor tracking||Optimized tracking of females, based on new actor models||Available|
|Better video compression||Higher compression rate makes the system less space-consuming||Available|
|Support for new devices||Allow recording with ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows||Available|
|Workflow improvements||A number of enhancements including “New project” wizard that makes it easy for new users to get started, and “Recent files” caching for advanced users||Available|
|Fingers keyframing||The resolution does not allow to track fingers automatically, but the new model will include fingers, and tools for fingers keyframing will be added||Available|
|Props tracking||Allow to track props like swords, guns, rifles||Available|
|Head tracking||Automatic tracking of head position||Available|
|Multiple persons tracking||Allow to track several persons
(will be available in Standard Edition only)
Upgrade Policy for Existing Customers
In accordance with our policy, those who purchased Version 1.x after March 6th, 2012 (official Version 2.0 announcement) will get free update to Version 2.0. Other customers who have Version 1.0 license will be offered 50% discount for Version 2.0 purchase till 30th June 2013.
Please be aware that the upgrade to 2.0 is optional, you can continue using current version without paying anything, and we will continue its technical support. Free 30-days trial for 2.0 will be available, so you can decide, if 2.0 new features are worth paying.
iPi Motion Capture™ is a markerless motion capture software tool that uses sophisticated image processing and computer vision algorithms to recognize and track the human body. The scalable system supports dual Kinect cameras working at the same time on the same PC capturing complex motions, including 360-degrees turns. It also supports other inexpensive off-the-shelf equipment such as PlayStation Eye cameras and webcams.
iPi Motion Capture™ brings a totally new workflow paradigm to filmmakers, CG animator broadcast motion graphics designers, videogame developers and prosumers in entertainment, military and other vertical markets. Captured animations do not exhibit artifacts like jitter or foot skate and can be exported in popular animation formats including FBX, BVH and COLLADA. The software is compatible with many leading game engines, 3D software applications and animation rigs, including MAXON CINEMA 4D, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, DAZ 3D DAZ Studio, Poser, Valve Source Engine, Unreal Engine, Unity and others. It also includes an integrated motion transfer engine and supports accurate motion retargeting for custom rigs. For more information, click here
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