Motion capture technology developer Vicon announced the launch of its new facial motion tracking and capture system, Cara at SIGGRAPH. Cara is available as a standalone product or as part of a full Vicon motion capture workflow, opening up the performance capture market to a new range of potential customers.
Users can take up to four high definition images and pass them either through Vicon’s CaraPost software to automatically produce 3D points or their processing pipeline of choice to recreate the actor’s performance on a computer generated model.
“Head mounted cameras are the way forward when it comes to large scale capture stages,” said Ben Guthrie, motion capture supervisor, Framestore. “Through beta testing of Cara we’ve seen at Framestore that Vicon is an innovator in the industry. Cara offers four synchronized high-speed cameras with full wireless connectivity, and a robust dot tracking solution that integrates well into existing Vicon motion capture products as well as being a solid standalone system.”
“The need for a modular, high-performance and accessible facial motion capture and tracking system has long been recognized within the industry,” said Vicon CEO, Imogen Moorhouse. “This makes the launch of Cara very exciting and instrumental to the future of facial motion capture.”