SAN DIEGO – At SIGGRAPH, motion capture system developer
Vicon introduced Blade, a new software system that works with its realtime
capture solutions. Blade provides a single, unified toolset that supports the
demands of full performance capture and on-set visualization.
The software streamlines system configuration and actor set
up with enhanced controls. The system is scalable to simplify motion capture
within small boutiques or large VFX houses. Fast and accurate skeletal solving
and retargeting features allow users to deliver clean motion data to any 3D
application. New production tools allow for capturing facial, finger and body
data during multiple performer sequences and long scenes.
The software’s plug-in architecture supports integration of
third-party tools, and plug-ins for Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya and MotionBuilder
are included. Blade also includes native support for .XSI and .FXB file