The Vicon 8i optical motion capture system was specifically designed for animation. The system has the capacity to hold 24 cameras.
At the MoCap Lab we have 14 cameras. Increasing the number
of cameras allows for greater volume coverage, which means
more marker set visibility. The better marker set visibility
correlates to lessened possibility for important data to be
can capture multiple actors interacting in the performance
area. Vicon's software is specifically designed to enable
multiple character work.
to 24 hours of motion capture is currently possible at one
time. Because the amount of data captured in a 24 hour period
can be quite large, the system can be set with a sample skip
mode. This mode allows us to capture a designated number of
frames per second, and therefore reduces the file size of
the captured data.
system also includes SMPTE and genlock so the system can integrate
into a studio system. Triggering devices allow simultaneous
recording of video to match the motion capture data frame
The addition of the Vicon iQ2.5 software makes running Realtime an easier and more stable procedure.
The Benefits of Realtime
- Live Performance of a computer generated character with
live actors or the audience.
- The ability for the director and actor to view the performance
in the set.
- Realtime feedback of the actor, motion, and marker set
- If the marker set is put onto a different "body"
it allows the actor to see the body motion and "get
- You can concurrently capture data while running realtime,
producing data which can be edited offline if needed