FARNHAM, UK — Realtime animation technology specialist IKinema has released their new new motion capture and full body solving solution, Orion 1.0. To promote the launch, the company is offering a 25 percent discount on purchases through March 31st.
IKinema Orion is used with OpenVR hardware such as the HTC Vive (www.vive.com) and controllers to capture the motion of head and hands, and Vive Trackers to capture hips and feet. Orion has already been used to aid NASA astronauts in hybrid reality simulation mission training.
The Hybrid Reality Lab at NASA Johnson Space Center creates hardware and software combining elements of physical and virtual reality in ways that improve the spaceflight organization’s capabilities in astronaut training, engineering design, scientific visualization, and human performance studies. Using IKinema’s Orion with the HTC Vive VR system, the Hybrid Reality Lab was able to research many benefits with significant savings to logistics and budget compared to traditional motion capture solutions, thanks to head, body and object tracking all sharing the same Lighthouse system. The results are a stepping stone to the future of astronaut training and engineering design in Hybrid Reality on NASA’s journey to the moon, Mars and beyond.
An annual license, purchased via the IKinema Website (https://ikinema.com), is priced at $560 per seat. The Orion pack includes the IKinema Orion solving engine, Unity plug-in, Unreal plug-in, standard avatar, demo sample motions, and rigs with six and eight solving points.