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OptiTrack Simplifies Motion Capture with Release of Motive Software


LR-Motive-2Motion capture systems developer OptiTrack announced the launch of Motive, a new software platform designed to eliminate the complexities traditionally associated with motion-capture workflows. Motive is designed to deliver cleaner motion data and enable larger capture volumes.

With an easy-to-navigate interface, Motive provides a high-performance system for data management and processing as well as skeleton solving. When customized with the Motive Body Module add-on, the system delivers simultaneous full body and finger tracking, even in very large capture areas.

“We’ve always taken a position that motion capture shouldn’t be so difficult, and it shouldn’t be so expensive,” said Jim Richardson, CEO of OptiTrack. “With the release of Motive, we’re making it easier than ever to integrate motion capture into facilities and productions of all sizes at very accessible price points.”

“Robust motion capture is an essential part of the Autodesk virtual production pipeline and OptiTrack has completely upped their game with the Prime 41 cameras and Motive,” said Bruno Sargeant, Autodesk senior product manager.

LR-Motive-1Beta versions of Motive have been available to select OptiTrack customers and the software is already positively impacting their workflows.

“We chose OptiTrack for several reasons,” explained Chuck Ghislandi, motion and animation director of Game On Audio. “The Prime 41 cameras outperformed their competition, and the Motive software suite is unparalleled. This combination of superior hardware and 64-bit software allowed us to design and build a very large capture stage, and gave us confidence that we could capture more actors for longer takes. The OptiTrack system is completely scalable so we know that we can continue to enhance our system to meet the growing expectations of next-gen games and films.”

Motive is available for $999 and the Body Module add-on is available for $1499. Existing OptiTrack customers with current software licenses will be upgraded to Motive at no additional cost.



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