OptiTrack Launches Motive

Bookmark and Share

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Motion capture provider OptiTrack has launched Motive a unified software platform designed to eliminate the complexities historically associated with motion capture workflows. The company says that Motive delivers cleaner motion data enables larger capture volumes and can be tailored to meet a full range of production studio needs. It provides a high-performance solution 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. Coupled with OptiTrack’s cameras the highest performers in the industry we’ve set a new bar for performance in optical motion capture.”  

“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.

 Beta 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. The Prime 41 cameras outperformed their competition and the Motive software suite is unparalleled ” said Chuck Ghislandi motion and animation director of Game On Audio. “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.  

For more details on Motive http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/products/motive/

 To see a video of Motive in action   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBAvjU0ScuI