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Well done Mandalorian Team!
09/23/2020

Well done Mandalorian Team!

And another congratulations to the talented Mandalorian team! The force was strong during this year's Emmy season -- what an incredible pleasure it was to work with this crew. Congrats again on your 7 Emmy awards!

09/18/2020
Shocap Entertainment, Ltd.

How can Cyr Wheel performances get any more awesome? Shocap Entertainment, Ltd. shows us how.

With cutting edge #realtime technology, realistic #CG, and professional acrobatics, we can create unique immersive theatrics.

Check out this full wheel rehearsal video with Les 7 doigts de la main:

https://www.shocap.com/

#VFX #theatre #performance #technology #immersivemedia

07/08/2020
Virtual Production and the Future of Storytelling | Get to Know

Virtual Production stages are revolutionizing the film and animation industry, proven in works such as 'The Mandalorian' and '‘John Wick: Chapter 3.'

Check out this excellent rundown of how it works!

In this video, you’ll learn how to get started with virtual production in Unreal Engine with a look at how the technique was used on films including ‘The Man...

Machine learning and motion capture, a match made in heaven!
06/23/2020
Watch: Facebook’s Latest Research On Photorealistic Avatars & Full Body Tracking

Machine learning and motion capture, a match made in heaven!

For the annual computer vision conference CVPR, Facebook Reality Labs released a short clip showing off research towards photorealistic avatars and full body tracking: Facebook is the company behind the Oculus brand of virtual reality products. The company is considered a world leader in machine lea...

Sony's Playstation researchers are using Flex series cameras to develop next-gen VR motion controllers with full finger ...
05/06/2020
Watch: Sony Reveals Research On Next-Gen Finger-Tracked VR Controllers

Sony's Playstation researchers are using Flex series cameras to develop next-gen VR motion controllers with full finger tracking.

Past patents have suggested that Sony is working on finger-tracking for a new VR motion controller, possibly PlayStation Move 2, to be paired with an unannounced PSVR 2 headset. Now a new video from Sony researchers gives us a much more solid look at that work. The video accompanies a new research p...

Now more relevant than ever, the #VR training tools of Sports VTS and Strivr help teams and players alike to analyze the...
04/28/2020
Will Virtual Reality Pick Next-Gen NFL Quarterbacks?

Now more relevant than ever, the #VR training tools of Sports VTS and Strivr help teams and players alike to analyze their talent.

For years, top-flight football has recruited QBs without any sense of how they’ll do in real games. Virtual reality promises to change that.

Shot on the new PrimeX 22. If straight-from-camera grayscale images look this clear, imagine how clean your data will be...
04/03/2020

Shot on the new PrimeX 22.

If straight-from-camera grayscale images look this clear, imagine how clean your data will be.

Megapixels matter, but image and lens quality matter more.

#shotonprimex #letsseeyours

03/13/2020
PXO Virtual Production

Nice virtual production stage, PIXOMONDO, SIRT Centre and Epic Games!

In February, PIXOMONDO partnered with SIRT Centre, APG Displays and Epic Games for a very unique and original virtual production demo in Toronto, which will ...

02/25/2020
The Virtual Production of The Mandalorian, Season One

Behind the scenes of 'The Mandalorian', showcasing the phenomenal technical achievements of The Third Floor, Epic Games, and Industrial Light & Magic.

A behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking virtual production technology used on The Mandalorian, Season One. Over 50 percent of The Mandalorian Season 1...

The incredible 10,000 sq. ft. Drone Studio at Arizona State University aims to overcome the limitations of drones to aid...
02/18/2020
ASU students using technology and drones as they work to improve search for lost hikers

The incredible 10,000 sq. ft. Drone Studio at Arizona State University aims to overcome the limitations of drones to aid search and rescue missions, and help save lives.

https://engineering.asu.edu/drone/

Search and rescue missions are a team effort between state and local agencies, who cover large swaths of land with few resources. Now, ASU students are working to improve how crews search for lost hikers.

Rush University System for Health making headlines with their cutting-edge Sports Performance Center— providing motion c...
02/07/2020
‘It’s a Complete Game Changer’: Motion Capture Technology Helps Athletes

Rush University System for Health making headlines with their cutting-edge Sports Performance Center— providing motion capture analysis to correct form, boost performance, and prevent injury in MLB pitchers.

Baseball is Connor Riley’s love and passion, and since he’s a minor league pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels organization, it’s also his job. So when the Aurora-native’s right shoulder was slow to recover after surgery in May of 2018, he felt demoralized. “I felt like I was a bug caught in...

01/31/2020
COMING SOON! Hybrid OptiTrack Glove by Manus VR

Coming soon to a motion capture stage near you: High precision, occlusion-proof finger tracking with Manus VR OptiTrack Hybrid Gloves.

Thanks to Target3D for the preview!

Steph, our Biomechanics Specialist, demonstrating the Hybrid OptiTrack Gloves by Manus VR - which will be available soon - while signing the British Sign Lan...

The new PrimeX 41's true 10-bit grayscale depth and 'fast glass' lens redefine what is possible with a motion capture ca...
01/30/2020

The new PrimeX 41's true 10-bit grayscale depth and 'fast glass' lens redefine what is possible with a motion capture camera.

If images look this clear, imagine how clean your data will be. Megapixels matter, but image quality matters more.

#shotonprimex #letsseeyours

Introducing the Primeˣ 22. The perfect blend of tracking range, ultra-high speed, and FOV - just got better.
01/30/2020
Primeˣ 22 - In Depth

Introducing the Primeˣ 22.

The perfect blend of tracking range, ultra-high speed, and FOV - just got better.

The perfect blend of range, speed, and FOV.

Learn how Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' crew pioneered "Stagecraft" — technology that delivers mind-blowing visuals withou...
01/27/2020
'The Mandalorian' Set Photos Reveal Seamless "Stagecraft" Technology at Work

Learn how Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' crew pioneered "Stagecraft" — technology that delivers mind-blowing visuals without massive sets and huge budgets.

Some new The Mandalorian Stagecraft photos show how the new LED screen technology is used to extend sets and create immersive environments on set.

01/21/2020
AUDI SPORT Daniel Abt & Lucas Di Grassi en Lucid Dreams VR Center

LucidDreams' Diamond Skull features Active and Passive tracking in a huge area—here traversed by Audi Sport Formula E racers Daniel Abt & Lucas Di Grassi.

Los pilotos del equipo AUDI SPORT Daniel Abt y Lucas Di Grassi visitaron las misteriosas ruinas de Diamond Skull VR Experience en LucidDreams para potenciar ...

The Drone Hall Klagenfurt, home of the 'Swarmalators.' Swarma-what? Translation: Tech that enables groups of drones to d...
01/15/2020
Drone Hall Klagenfurt

The Drone Hall Klagenfurt, home of the 'Swarmalators.'

Swarma-what? Translation: Tech that enables groups of drones to decide on their own where to go and how to sync, all within the largest indoor research space/tracking volume for aerial vehicles in Europe.

One of the largest drone halls in Europe with the biggest tracking volume opened its door on December 10th and left visitors mesmerized.

12/18/2019
Virtual Co-Presence | with PHORIA & UoM Interaction Design Lab

Imagine working alongside someone, except they are on the other side of the world.

PHORIA and The Interaction Design Lab at Melbourne School of Engineering use motion capture to create a shared spatial environment to enable across-the-planet collaboration.

Yes, think Star Wars. It's really happening. Interact as a live volumetric hologram with Virtual Co-Presence (VCP), our exciting new research project with th...

12/09/2019
In a Nutshell: The Spine Research Institute

Got back pain? The Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute aims to improve occupational safety + outcomes in difficult-to-diagnose spine disorders. #movementsciences

A brief visual overview of the Spine Research Institute (SRI), a unique group of multi-disciplinary experts and facilities dedicated to the prevention, evalu...

Use case #433 for #VR: Tactical combat training for military and first responders - here shown off at I/ITSEC 2019 in Or...
12/05/2019

Use case #433 for #VR: Tactical combat training for military and first responders - here shown off at I/ITSEC 2019 in Orlando.

Can your 'bot do this?Researchers at UC Berkeley have enabled their robot 'Cassie Cal' to bounce a ball on it's head wit...
11/20/2019
Watch This Disembodied Set of Robot Legs Juggle a Ball on Its 'Head' | Digital Trends

Can your 'bot do this?

Researchers at UC Berkeley have enabled their robot 'Cassie Cal' to bounce a ball on it's head without dropping it. More impressive still is accomplishing that while maintaining balance.

Want to see a robot carrying out an impressive juggling display? Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have trained a bipedal robot to execute just such a trick. And while it sounds frivolous, it could actually turn out to be pretty darn important. Here's why.

Flop or foul? At the behest of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, researchers at SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory have spen...
10/31/2019
Inside the six-figure project to solve the mystery of NBA flopping

Flop or foul? At the behest of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, researchers at SMU Locomotor Performance Laboratory have spent years capturing and analyzing #mocap data, and the results are in! Turns out, how the player’s upper body moves post-impact is a big giveaway, among other tell-tale signs.

Could a group of scientists help refs by figuring out when basketball stars were acting? Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to find out...

We’re all set up at @societyforneuroscience (SfN) 2019. Come meet us at booth 528!
10/21/2019

We’re all set up at @societyforneuroscience (SfN) 2019. Come meet us at booth 528!

If you’ve ever dreamed of suiting up in the latest Wakandan tech and shooting repulsor beams from your hands, tomorrow i...
10/17/2019
The Avengers Location-Based VR Game Made Me Feel Like An Actual Marvel Superhero - VRScout

If you’ve ever dreamed of suiting up in the latest Wakandan tech and shooting repulsor beams from your hands, tomorrow is your lucky day! Marvel’s “Avengers: Damage Control” lands in select The VOID centers on October 18.

With immersive 360-environments, compelling haptics and physical effects, the new 20-min #LBVR experience created by ILMxLAB looks to be a seriously action-packed adventure through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Share TweetThe VOID’s 20-minute hyper-reality experience is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. Last week we had the chance to check out Marvel’s Avengers: Damage Control, a new location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB that’s heading to select VOID centers October 18th. Set after the...

Caltech’s LEONARDO is part bipedal robot, part aerial drone and full-on innovative.The bird-inspired hybrid machine is p...
10/14/2019
Caltech’s latest creation: A hovering, bird-like robot that could someday explore Mars

Caltech’s LEONARDO is part bipedal robot, part aerial drone and full-on innovative.The bird-inspired hybrid machine is poised to open up new areas for robotic assistance - from disaster relief to possibly navigating Mars!

Researchers at Caltech have unveiled a complex new robot with the ability move between flight and walking on two legs. The machine unique design was inspired by birds.

10/01/2019
Official Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® - Becoming Captain Price

Great expose’ on the mocap for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Nice work Infinity Ward and actor Barry Sloane (aka Captain John Price)!

No one man can play Captain Price, it takes an army. See how Barry Sloane and the team at Infinity Ward brought the franchise’s most beloved character back t...

Coming Soon in Motive 3.0: Support for Manus VR x OptiTrack Hybrid gloves, bringing robust real-time finger tracking to ...
09/24/2019

Coming Soon in Motive 3.0: Support for Manus VR x OptiTrack Hybrid gloves, bringing robust real-time finger tracking to a motion capture stage near you.

Learn more about the gloves here: https://manus-vr.com/optitrack-motion-capture-gloves/

#mocap #motioncapture #fingertracking #handtracking

Screen Rant pulls back the #mocap curtain on “Surge 2” with an exclusive behind-the-scenes video and an in-depth intervi...
09/16/2019
EXCLUSIVE: The Surge 2: Inside The Motion Capture Process

Screen Rant pulls back the #mocap curtain on “Surge 2” with an exclusive behind-the-scenes video and an in-depth interview with metricminds’ Philip Weiss.

Take a look at The Surge 2's motion capture work as developer Deck13 and publisher Focus Home Interactive provide a behind the scenes video.

09/12/2019

Here is a recap of our booth at #SIGGRAPH2019 including performances from the incredible acrobats of LA's Jagged Vertical Dance Fitness, along with synchronized overlaid motion capture data.

We showcased our new bulletproof solver and integration with Manus VR with the launch of the OptiTrack Hybrid Gloves.

Learn more about OptiTrack: https://optitrack.com/
Learn more about Manus VR Hybrid Gloves: https://manus-vr.com/optitrack-motion-capture-gloves/
Learn more about Jagged VDF: http://www.jaggedvdf.com/

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The The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre project engineers have created a #VR enabled Di...
09/11/2019
OptiTrack

The The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre project engineers have created a #VR enabled Digital Operating Theatre that could transform the way future medical students learn about surgical procedures.

Even after a billion dollar box office, “The Lion King” directed by Jon Favreau continues to impress. Big thanks to our ...
09/11/2019
VR and Filmmaking Collide in the Making of "The Lion King"

Even after a billion dollar box office, “The Lion King” directed by Jon Favreau continues to impress. Big thanks to our friends at Magnopus for sharing new behind-the-scenes details on how the photoreal CG masterpiece was created.

Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, is a nearly full CG feature with a photoreal aesthetic that was essentially filmed in virtual reality (VR).

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