Motion Hunter is a motion detection Software which ensures safety to your home or work place.Using this software in your PC, you can connect 1 to 4 security cameras or web cameras and if there is any breach (if it detects any motions) it raises alarm or loud siren (you can set) to scare the intruders.Motion hunter software also sends email to the owner about the intrusion with the photos of the event. The best feature of this software is that you can watch the live streaming video and audio of your security video cameras or web cameras remotely. So even if the intruders destroy your computer you will have a backup copy of the video remotely to take action.
It will be very useful for home as you can setup this software at a low cost with a webcam alone.So you can set your own surveillance system at cheap price with a webcam, a PC and motion hunter software.For using it in office you need many video cameras thats it.Ensure your home and office security now with this motion detection software.
I have already discussed about video based desktop motion capture from shoot3d and now the technology preview of the software named ipi studio is released and available for free trial download. It is released by IPI Soft formerly known as shoot3d.
Here is a short summary of the ipi desktop motion capture software
ipi desktop mocap software which uses markerless motion capture technology. Simply it is a video based motion capture software, you have to record a video first and then you can extract the motions from the video using this software. You can use single as well as multi camera.It is an entry level mocap software which enables you to capture motions right at your desktop pc. This mocap software will be more useful to individual freelance animators, small studios, students and other mocap enthusiasts. You can set up your own mocap studio at very cheap price compared to other mocap systems available in the market.
Trial Download Released
The ipi Studio which is the main component of ipi desktop motion capture software comes with a 30 day trial version and after that mocap export option will be disabled. With this trial version you can learn the software and helps for evaluating it.
IPI Soft plans to release two editions,
Number of cameras – 2 Price – $950
Number of cameras – 4 Price – $1450 (Beta price: $495Limited Time!)
Price does not include camera and other accessories, it’s the price of the software alone.Due to its low price and easy technology it can be Motion Capture For The Masses.
I always wonder whether there is any motion capture software which delivers mocap data from recorded video without the need of using any mocap studio.Recording motions is always a tough job which needs setting up of cameras,lighting and wearing all those markers.Though markerless motion capture systems are also available now, but they are priced very high.
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 640×480 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).
See The Working Of The Markerless Mocap Software:-
Check the Mocap Data Produced with shoot3d motion capture software:
Hi friends i have found large collection of free motion capture files at http://mocap.cs.cmu.edu/ .Many of you already knew this site for its large collection of MOCAP database.All motion captures found there are of high quality,professionally captured human motions of a wide variety of types and they can be used for commercial purposes. But all their motion capture data are available only in asf or amc format. So you need to convert this asf or amc to bvh format using AMC to BVH Converter which will help you to import them in Poser or Blender or other BVH supporting Character animation softwares.If you think its a big process to convert thousands of file, then go to cgspeed.com which contains all files converted to BVH format from CMU ,all free for downloading.
BVH viewer is a bvh motion visualizer and editing software which will be more useful for animators using Poser or Blender with bvh. Bvh viewer uses OpenGL 3D engine,so it runs fast.The key features of this software are
Quickly navigate through the motion sequence and view human body joints from different viewpoints at each frame
View exact joint rotation angles and 3D joint positions in text
View local coordinate system of any joint
Change joint rotation angles
Save the animation as an image sequence
Switch to overlaid mode
Save motion each joint as a text file
Highlight a joint
Change, save or restore to the saved viewpoint
Switch to a posing camera
Show/Hide joint names
Show/Hide joints or bones
Change size of joints or bones
Show/Hide ground plane or axis of world coordinate system
You can download this freeware here and you can also find a tutorial of using this software here.
Many animators have the question that how to convert .BVH files to .BIP ?Is there any coverters for free ? So here is the answer for that type of motion capture conversions with 3ds max.Download the PDF to know it completely about the method of converting bvh to bip.
BVH hacker is a software which can be used to edit bvh mocap movements & for converting existing bvh files into a format usable by games like Second Life.Best for making some bvh comfortable with poser. FREE TO DOWNLOAD….. Click Here To Download bvhacker_win_XP.rar