Animazoo launches new mocap system

Animazoo launches new mocap system

By Ed Fear

May 12th 2008 at 11:12AM

New IGS-190H system couples high-performance tech with data cleaning tool suite

Brighton-based mocap company Animazoo has launched a new product, the IGS-190H, which combines their powerful IGS-190M system with a new Ultrasonic system, ExacTrax, and the Animazoo Jump Injector, a suite of patent-pending editing and auto cleaning tools. The company claims that the Jump Injector can perform 80 per cent of post-processing and cleaning in a point and click environment.

The new system has recently been tested in a shoot of capoeira performers, something that’s notoriously difficult to mocap because of the high speed motion in the air during jumps. It was the first time an inertial gyroscopic system had been used to capture capoeira, and resulted in 200 moves and 1,500 in-game shots captured in just two days.

“The IGS-190H is the next generation for motion capture,” said Ali Kord, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Animazoo.

“Users will notice the step change in the quality of their data, even in challenging scenarios such as fast-paced action or movement off the ground. Not only is the data more accurate, it is also more lifelike, we’ve added extra sensors as well as our most advanced software yet.”