The move provides the 50 million members of the Valve gaming community with an optimized and integrated version of the mocap solution currently in use at various game developers, visual effects/animation studios and independent filmmakers.
Source Filmmaker (SFM) is the Steam Store's own state-of-the-art movie making tool, built and used by Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. Because SFM uses the same assets as the game, anything that exists in the game can be used in the movie and vice versa.
For iPi Soft Founder and Chief Technology Architect Michael Nikonov, having iPi Motion Capture become part of this hugely popular and respected gaming platform, represents a key stepping-stone in the technology company's growth.
"As any serious gamer knows Valve and Steam Store are the pinnacle of gaming - whether it's the games they've developed or the community surrounding gaming overall," Nikonov says. "Having our product available to their 50 million members is both an honor and a great opportunity to show just how powerful our markerless mocap solution can be to game developers at all levels. We look forward to seeing how our product is used by the many creative professionals and amateurs who call Valve home."
The Valve Steam Store is the world's largest online gaming platform that guarantees instant access to more than over 2000 game titles ("Half-Life 2," "Team Fortress," "Counter-Strike," "Left 4 Dead" and "Portal 2" among many others), and provides a direct pipeline that connects its 50 million active users to each other.
Details and pricing for iPi Motion Capture are available via the Steam Storeat