MOSCOW – iPi Soft, developers of advanced motion capture technology, announced iPi Motion Capture Version 4, a comprehensive next version of its popular markerless motion capture software.
Version 4 introduces a highly anticipated real-time preview capability for a single depth sensor. Other new features and enhancements in Version 4 include support for new depth sensors (Intel RealSense D415/D435, ASUS Xtion2 and Orbbec Astra/ Astra Pro); improved arms and body tracking; and support for action cameras such as GoPro and SJCAM. With Version 4, iPi Soft also introduces a perpetual license model.
The new real-time tracking feature in Version 4 uses iPi Recorder, a free software provided by iPi Soft for capturing, play back and processing video records from multiple cameras and depth sensors, to communicate to iPi Mocap Studio software, that tracks in real-time speed and instantly transfers motion to 3D characters. This allows users to see how the motion will look on a 3D character and improve motion accordingly at the time of acting and recording, without the need to redo multiple iterations of acting, recording and offline tracking.
Live tracking results can then be stored to disk for additional offline post-processing, such as tracking refinement (to improve tracking accuracy), manual corrections and jitter removal to provide end users with an accurate, flexible and efficient workflow.
iPi Mocap Version 4 currently includes the real-time tracking feature for a single depth sensor only. iPi Soft is scheduled to bring real-time functionality for multiple depth sensors to users by the end of this year.
Development of plug-ins for popular 3D game engines, including Unreal Engine and Unity, is also underway.
With Version 4, iPi Soft is introducing a perpetual license model. The perpetual license is not time-limited and includes two years with full support and software updates. iPi Motion Capture Version 4 is also available as a subscription-based model. Prices range from $165 to $1995 depending on the version of software (Express, Basic, Pro) and duration of subscription.