Vicon, Dynamixyz Partner on Flexible Facial Motion Capture
February 5, 2014

Vicon, Dynamixyz Partner on Flexible Facial Motion Capture

OXFORD — Vicon, motion-capture technology specialist for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries, has entered into a partnership with Dynamixyz, specialists in high-quality facial analysis and synthesis.

The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more options and increased accessibility for capturing and analysing facial mocap data in games and films.

The partnership builds on Vicon's continued commitment to developing flexible technology, such as Cara, Vicon's pioneering facial motion capture system. It also looks to ensure that the technology can be easily integrated in to a multitude of pipelines, satisfying the challenges faced by today's studios.

As part of the agreement, Dynamixyz has developed a system, Performer-Multiview, compatible with Vicon's Cara facial capture system when used in a multi-camera configuration. This allows studios to capture high quality facial performance data and create characters with outstanding accuracy and clarity. Additionally, the Dynamixyz and Vicon cooperation will help ensure future innovation and development to keep pace with studios changing requirements.

Following an intense period of research and development, Dynamixyz has successfully streamed Vicon Cara data through an updated Dynamixyz system with high resolution results that combine both markerless and marker-based feature capture for accurate facial character creation.

Cara, enables film and games studios of any size to bring characters to life through advanced facial tracking and capture. Offering improved efficiency and performance, it sets the standard for affordable, accessible and high-quality character realism.