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This topic contains 13 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  omen 12 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #4754

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    Just wondering if anyone knows of any locations in Ireland where Motion Capture can be done?

    Be it a Studio, College, UNI or someones backyard ;)

    On a side note, for some reason I get a php forbidden error every time I try and login from home, or work…. very strange.

  • #27011

    gizmo
    Participant

    I was getting an “access forbidden on this server” message a couple of weeks before I left Ericsson Ronan, never did find out why… :?

  • #27020

    Idora
    Participant

    Just wondering if anyone knows of any locations in Ireland where Motion Capture can be done?

    Be it a Studio, College, UNI or someones backyard ;)

    On a side note, for some reason I get a php forbidden error every time I try and login from home, or work…. very strange.[/quote:1c0a637175]don’t know anywhere in Ireland, Ronan – but you can buy stock motion capture animations online, if that’s any use to you

  • #27021

    RonanHayes
    Participant

    Know of any good sites?

    I have been in contact with a few studios in Sweden, UK, France and Germany. I potentially will book with them and fly out and do the Mo-Caps. Just curious if we had any facilities here in Ireland. I can see this as a great hinderance to any serious game efforts here in Ireland.

    I did find which seems very reasonable, and I guess you do get what you pay for, but for testing its pretty damn good

    http://www.e-motek.com/entertainment/stockmoves/index.html

  • #27022

    Idora
    Participant
  • #27119

    stevec_havok
    Participant

    The graphics group in Trinity College has a 9-camera VICON mocap setup. Contact me directly for more information.

    Steve

  • #27120

    meedja
    Participant

    I know the guys who did the Eircom weather stings (Pirana Bar in Dublin) went to the UK to do MoCap for that.

    Might be worth giving them a call.

    Regards

    Peter

  • #27138

    jediboy
    Participant

    Trinity have a 9-Cam Vicon?!?! When or Where did they get their mits on that setup?

    By “Graphics Group” do you mean graphics dept? Any info AT ALL would be much obliged…

  • #27148

    stevec_havok
    Participant

    Trinity have a 9-Cam Vicon?!?! When or Where did they get their mits on that setup? By “Graphics Group” do you mean graphics dept? Any info AT ALL would be much obliged…[/quote:e0cfb291cb]

    The Image Synthesis Group in the Dept. of Computer Science, which I founded and now co-manage, has the Vicon setup in our main lab. We are currently using it for character animation research.

    We could potentially be interested in making it available for a modest fee or in other arrangement depending on the circumstance. It’s a nice rig, but proviso is we’re still coming to terms with it, not having had it for very long…

    Steve

  • #27149

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Retro Studios (Metroid Prime) have dedicated Vicon mo-cap facilities inhouse.

    (thats the only reason I’ve heard of it :p)

  • #27151

    jediboy
    Participant

    Thats amazing. Really. Thats a such a strong asset for an Irish college, i suppose if anyone was gonna have it, it’d be Trinity.

    Once captured, are you guys piping it to filmbox, and then to whatever format required? The current project I’m involved in will definitely require some Mo-Cap at some point, so its great to know it can [possibly] be done domestically.

  • #27175

    stevec_havok
    Participant

    Retro Studios (Metroid Prime) have dedicated Vicon mo-cap facilities inhouse.

    (thats the only reason I’ve heard of it :p)[/quote:781ceb62a2]

    Many studios have their own mocap setups these days. EA have a huge one up in Vancouver and Sony have a pretty big one down in San Diego (size of a basketball court).

    Vicon are probably the most popular for games and movies, but Motion Analysis is the other biggie and they are very popular for high precision stuff like medical applications. But they do games as well.

    Right now we’re dealing with the data raw (because that’s what we do), but getting FilmBox/MotionBuilder for cleaning the data is something we might do if there were demand for the facility. The Floor space is limited though, so you won’t be doing a cavalry charge or anything, but might be useful to more modest captures. Usable floor space is probably 5m square.

    Steve

    Steve

    Steve

  • #27176

    stevec_havok
    Participant

    Steve

    Steve

    Steve[/quote:76f6c53bdd]

    …must be an echo in here
    Steve

  • #27178

    omen
    Participant

    Largest motion capture studio in Europe is Audio Motion in Oxford.

    http://www.audiomotion.com/

    Our 6,000 sq. ft. facility is equipped with the very latest Vicon MX40 System (2005), giving us the largest in-house capture area in the country. With purpose built client lounge, shower and changing room.

    Audiomotion Studios is the multi-award winning, UK motion capture studio. Specialising in the provision of motion capture services to the game development, film and television industries. We strive to provide the very best in production amenities. [/quote:7ce6dad97d]

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