MotionWerx and Animazoo UK Launch Gypsy 7 Motion-capture System
July 26, 2010

MotionWerx and Animazoo UK Launch Gypsy 7 Motion-capture System

Emeryville, Calif. - Gypsy 7 offers increased data accuracy through its new ball-bearing shafts and ease of use, as well as a 3x cost reduction compared its predecessor. The standard Gypsy 7 comes complete with Animazoo’s unified Version 10 operating software which combines all the necessary tools for system calibration, online streaming, multi-actor synching, key frame editing, and dynamic capture features with the ability to preview capture data in real time. New drag-and-drop, actor-calibration features mean faster and more efficient system set up times, with minimal need for biomechanical knowledge.
Animazoo also offers real-time driver packages for MotionBuilder as well as Unreal, Unity and Panda 3D game engines allowing live visualization of data on characters. Captured BVH data from the Gypsy 7 can be imported into all leading desktop animation packages making the Gypsy 7 a powerful motion-capture tool for animators, game developers, engineers and ideal for teaching the fundamental concepts behind motion capture.

As well as increased performance on previous models, the Gypsy 7 provides 18 new non-mocap control triggers in the form of buttons and thumb sticks. Located on joysticks at the end of each arm these controls add triggering capabilities, which can be captured in addition to BVH data. This new Extended Event Control (EEC) will prove indispensable for real-time animation, online streaming, biomechanical, robotics, medical and computer game development applications opening new dimensions for motion capture.

The Animazoo Gypsy 7 will be shipping in August 2010 with packages starting at USD $8000.