CGW has officially announced Wild Capture
Digital Human Platform
as a recipient of the CGW Silver Edge Award (NAB 2023).
Selected by CGW's editorial team, the annual Silver Edge Awards recognize the most innovative and impressive technologies on display at the NAB Show. These best-of-show selections demonstrate remarkable advancements in the field of computer graphics.
Wild Capture's Digital Human Platform transforms volumetric footage into 3D animated assets with unprecedented realism and efficiency. The company’s AI-driven suite of tools and Unify Solver core technology have the potential to take digital human asset creation workflows to the next level in VFX, gaming, and beyond.
About Wild Capture's Digital Human Platform
Wild Capture Digital Human Platform is a suite of AI-driven tools that enable the integration of volumetric video and realistic digital humans. The platform includes three powerful tools: Unify Solver, Cohort Crowd, and Outfit.
Unify Solver is a cloud-based volumetric footage transformation solution that delivers interoperable 3D animated humans that achieve unprecedented realism in their interaction with the CGI world around them. Leveraging the Universal Scene Description (USD) framework, the technology automates standard 3D animation procedural tasks and settings adjustments to provide content creators with expedient human assets to drive engagement in new ways.
Unlocking the transformation of volumetric footage into standard 3D animated assets that integrate into existing pipelines, Unify Solver provides 3D visual effects and gaming professionals, digital experience producers, and volumetric capture studios with an efficient workflow for creating characters with unprecedented realism.
Cohort Crowd is a volumetric software tool that unlocks customizable crowds for all 3D pipelines, allowing performances to be segmented and scattered throughout an environment. With built-in randomizing features, individual crowd control, and a paintbrush feature to identify spacing and population density, this robust interoperable toolset unlocks digital humans for creators working across all 3D pipelines.
Extremely efficient at scale, Cohort Crowd can create hundreds of randomized characters from a single performance character without duplicating the data. The tool is also USD compliant and compatible with Houdini, Maya, Clarisse, and Unreal workflows.
Outfit is a tool designed to blend the worlds of digital fashion and the realism of volumetric video, unlocking the application of CG cloth designs onto animated volumetric models and allowing for customizable volcap characters across all 3D pipelines.
Designed to unlock new possibilities in the customization of lifelike character models in 3D engines, the tool delivers customized characters for infinite clothing variant options. Compatible with designs from Marvelous Designer, Clo3D and other popular CG cloth simulation engines, Outfit is the only interoperable technology that combines the life-like realism of CG cloth with interactive volumetric video without the need for motion capture or other supplementing technology.