So how about a desktop software which creates mocap data from a video file captured using webcams or ordinary camera.Sounds cool, isn't it?
Shoot3d.biz gives the answer to you.They had announced a best motion capture software called Shoot3D Express which enables you to create mocap data easily from your PC.This markerless motion capture technology doesn't need special lighting or arrangements and actors can wear casual clothes. So just shoot a video with any camera with minimum resolution of 640x480 and convert it into motion capture data [output formats supports BVH, Collada, SMD, Unreal Engine animation] within few minutes. Inputt formats supports MPEG1, MJPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, QuickTime.
Shoot3D contains an integrated keyframing animation editor, animation cleanup tools and a set of exporters for popular game engine formats, including Valve Software’s Source Engine, Unreal Engine, Second Life.And it supports export to 3d animation softwares like Maya, 3DS MAX, XSI, Poser and other 3D softwares.
- Video Camera(may be webcam or camcorder)
- Win XP or Vista
- powerful SM 3.0-compatible GPU (GeForce 9800 or Radeon 4850 recommended).
Check the Mocap Data Produced with shoot3d motion capture software:
BVH Format for above video 1
HalfLife SMD Format
BVH Format for above video 2
The Mocap Software is in alpha stage and going to be released in two versions
- Shoot3D Express which is a single camera motion capture system.
- Shoot3D Standard which will work with multiple cameras.
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I am waiting for the software to be lauched and i think it will be the cheapest and best motion capture software available in the market.