Qualisys adds iClone plug-in for animation
Motion capture technology specialist, Qualisys, has announced that a Qualisys Track Manager (QTM) plug-in is available for Reallusion’s iClone 3D animation software.
Qualisys supplies camera systems and expertise to research, engineering and sports facilities for biomechanics, virtual reality, robotics and movement sciences.
It entered the animation market with the introduction of the integrated Skeleton solver for the QTM software. A collaboration with 3D animation software and content developer, Reallusion, has resulted in a dedicated QTM plug-in for iClone’s Motion Live platform.
QTM provides accurate mocap data in the form of optical markers, as well as solved characters where skeletal data can be streamed directly into game engines and real-time animation software.
Reallusion’s iClone Motion Live system is a full body motion capture platform that allows 3D animators, movie pre-viz artists, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and game developers to simultaneously mix and capture with multi-devices for face, body and hands. Motion Live’s workflow helps save time and budget for any type of virtual production or live performance capture, says Reallusion.
The hardware developed by Qualisys is able to track motion in outdoor environments and tough weather conditions. It is, says Qualisys, the only motion capture technology with the ability to perform when fully submerged in water.
“Qualisys’s presence as the premier biometric capturing system makes it a perfect fit for iClone’s realtime animation software and royalty-free content” said Enoc Burgos – partnership marketing manager at Reallusion. “The combination of QTM and iClone will give movies, AAA and indie studios flexible, multi-capturing opportunities that will further streamline the industry.”
Qualisys has offices in Gothenburg, Chicago and Shanghai. It is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and its clinical products are compliant with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC and have FDA clearance (K171547).
Reallusion is a 2D and 3D animation software and content developer, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, USA. It has R&D centres in Taiwan and offices and training centres in Germany and Japan. Reallusion specializes in the development of real-time cinematic animation, virtual production, and motion capture tools that connect professional 3D animation technologies to creators from indie to studio. The company provides users with pro character animation, facial and body mocap, and voice lipsync for real-time filmmaking and pre-visualisation and production.