ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS — Xsens (xsens.com), a developer of 3D motion tracking technology, has announced a new initiative that’s designed to democratize the use of its Hollywood-grade motion capture solutions. The Xsens Indie Program hopes to support up-and-coming talent and will provide indies, student teams, young studios and game developers with access to Xsens’ production-grade mocap technology at an entry-level budget.
Those that qualify can receive a free Xsens software subscription for one year, and only need to cover the cost of the affordable Xsens mocap hardware, resulting in huge savings across the board.
“We understand that for small studios and indie developers, cost of entry to high-end mocap solutions can be a barrier to quality creative output,” says Hein Beute, director of product marketing at Xsens. “The Xsens Indie Program has been designed to make it easier for smaller studios to access Xsens’ triple-A quality mocap solutions on a budget, delivering the stories they really want to tell.”
The Indie Program (https://www.xsens.com/indiepage/index.php) is available to any company that makes less than $750K annually. Xsens’ inertial approach to mocap includes full-body, wearable mocap MVN suits and straps, whereas conventional mocap systems use marker-based systems. Their solution excels in rough, rugged and uneven capture areas, and is robust, eradicating restrictions when stunts are needed.