iPi Soft Releases iPi Motion Capture V 2.0

iPi Soft, LLC, announced the availability of iPi Motion Capture™ Version 2.0 – the next generation in the company’s scalable line of markerless motion capture software technology. The new version provides filmmakers, CG animators, broadcast motion graphics designers, videogame developers and prosumers in entertainment and other vertical markets, with a toolkit for creating realistic human characters, improved accuracy and new workflow enhancements, including fingers key-framing, female character tracking, and support for an array of motion sensor devices, including ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows.

The announcement follows on the successful introduction in late 2011 of iPi Soft support for two Kinect sensors – marking the first time in history that users could have two of the popular game devices working at the same time on the same PC to capture complex human motions, including 360-degrees turns.

 Key Highlights of iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0
The new iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0 features:

• New actor appearance models and skeleton structure with improved accuracy for head/hands tracking (Note: multiple person tracking and props tracking scheduled for release in the coming months.)
• Optimized tracking of female characters
• New project file format, including data for fingers and props
• Improved tracking accuracy
• New custom “iPi Video” format with useful features specific to motion capture use
• Better video compression offering higher compression ratios, a plus for users dealing with large amounts of recorded video
• Support for new devices: ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows
• Depth and RGB video recording for ASUS Xtion sensor
• Support for latest official Kinect for Windows drivers
• Workflow improvements such as “New project” wizard that makes it easy for new users to get started, and “Recent files” caching for advanced users.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the iPi Motion Capture software line is $295.00 for the Express version; $595.00 for the Basic version; and $1195.00 for the Standard version. The upgrade path to Version 2.0 is free for anyone who purchased the software within the last three months. For a complete product comparison guide, additional upgrade information, or to download a free trial of iPi Soft Motion Capture, please visit: http://www.ipisoft.com/V2_0_rel.html.
About iPi Motion Capture:
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.







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