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SCEA and THQ Using Xsens' Camera-less Motion Capture Solution

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT

Xsens Technologies announced that Sony's Guerrilla, known for Killzone, and THQ's Big Huge Games have signed on to use its camera-less motion capture solution Moven.

'Guerrilla and Big Huge Games are leading studios developing AAA next-generation games. We are very proud to have them as customers', says Casper Peeters, CEO of Xsens Technologies, 'Flexibility is the main reason for these customers to invest in Moven. It allows the director and animator to quickly try out moves, whenever they want, wherever they want. With Moven, true freedom of movement, combined with impressive output quality, is finally here'.

Moven Studio is intuitive software that easily records motion capture data and provides real-time visualization, playback and editing functionalities. Moven Studio files can be exported to industry standard file formats such as .FBX and .BVH. Import templates, scripts and tutorials are available for Autodesk MotionBuilder, 3D Max, Poser as well as Softimage|XSI.

The new release of Moven Studio version 2.1 contains several important improvements such as more advanced calibration. The software now provides even more accurate feedback during calibration. Furthermore, the recording capabilities have improved. The extended contact point detection ensures more natural jumping and running movements. Improved ankle, toe and spine kinematics give very natural movements to the human body model. Finally, edit and export functions have improved by enabling editing of two contact point segments simultaneously, a 128-step undo-redo system and batch export of complete file folders for even more efficient production flows.

Xsens Technologies will be demonstrating Moven and the integration of its high quality output with MotionBuilderĀ® at SIGGRAPH 2008, booth 1423, August 12-14, Los Angeles, CA.

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