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iPi Soft Unveils iPi Motion Capture™ Version 2.0

 Released Update Provides Game Designers and Digital Filmmakers Desktop Markerless Capability To Create Increasingly Complex Motion


June 13, 2012 - iPi Soft is proud to announce iPi Motion Capture™ Version 2.0 -- the next generation in the company’s scalable line of markerless motion capture technology. Featuring improved accuracy and workflow enhancements, the new version increases support for female characters, as well as an array of motion sensor devices, including ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows.

Key Highlights of iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0

With the new iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0, customers will take advantage of:

  • New actor appearance models and skeleton structure with improved accuracy in multiple person tracking, props tracking and head/hands tracking
  • New project file format, including data for fingers and props
  • Improved tracking accuracy
  • Optimized tracking of female characters
  • New custom “iPi Video” format with useful features specific to motion capture use
  • Better video compression offering higher compression ratios, a plus for users dealing with large amounts of recorded video
  • Support for new devices: ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows
  • Depth and RGB video recording for ASUS Xtion sensor
  • Support for latest official Kinect for Windows drivers
  • Workflow improvements such as “New project” wizard that makes it easy for new users to get started, and “Recent files” caching for advanced users.

Pricing and Availability

The new iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0 is available for 30 day trial  download now.  Click here to goto the link for 2.0.

See the prices for iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0 in a table below. In accordance with our policy, those who purchased Version 1.0 within 3 months before official Version 2.0 release date will get free update to Version 2.0. Other customers who have Version 1.0 license will be offered 60% discount for Version 2.0 purchase.

Please be aware that the upgrade to 2.0 is optional, you can continue using current version without paying anything, and we will continue its technical support. Free 30-days trial for 2.0 will be available, so you can decide, if 2.0 new features are worth paying.

Edition:ExpressBasicStandard
Price*  $395   $295   $595   $995   $1195 
Upgrade Upgrade from Express: $395 Upgrade from Express: $995
Upgrade from Basic: $695
Upgrade from Version 1.0
Free for those who purchased Version 1.0 within 3 months before Version 2.0 release date.
60% discount off list price for the rest of customers.
You can get free or discounted upgrade to the same edition that you have.
Availability
Scheduled for April 2012
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Delivery type
Electronic, software only
Educational Discount
(see below how to apply)
30% off license price 30% off license price 30% off license price
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* Price includes software only. Customers have to purchase cameras and other equipment separately. VAT may be added to price depending on the country you're from. If you order in a currency other than USD, internal currency conversion rate of Share-It payment gateway will be applied. Typically it is about 10% higher than the market conversion rate. To avoid overhead expense, you should make your order in US Dollar. The order currency is specified at the top of the order form.

New Features and Enhancements Details

New Feature/EnhancementRemarksAvailability
New actor appearance models and skeleton structure Core enhancement that allow to improve accuracy and implement new features 2.0 release (April)
Improved tracking accuracy Ensure less tracking errors 2.0 release (April)
Female actor tracking Optimized tracking of females, based on new actor models 2.0 release (April)
Better video compression Higher compression rate makes the system less space-consuming 2.0 release (April)
Support for new devices Allow recording with ASUS Xtion and Kinect for Windows Already available
Workflow improvements A number of enhancements including “New project” wizard that makes it easy for new users to get started, and “Recent files” caching for advanced users 2.0 release (April)
Fingers keyframing The resolution does not allow to track fingers automatically, but the new model will include fingers, and tools for fingers keyframing will be added QTR3 2012
Props tracking Allow to track props like swords, guns, rifles QTR3 2012
Head tracking Automatic tracking of head position QTR3 2012
Multiple persons tracking Allow to track several persons
(will be available in Standard Edition only)
QTR3 2012

About iPi Markerless Motion Capture

iPi Motion Capture™ is a markerless motion capture software tool that uses sophisticated image processing and computer vision algorithms to recognize and track the human body. The scalable system supports dual Kinect cameras working at the same time on the same PC capturing complex motions, including 360-degrees turns. It also supports other inexpensive off-the-shelf equipment such as PlayStation Eye cameras and webcams.

iPi Motion Capture™ brings a totally new workflow paradigm to filmmakers, CG animator broadcast motion graphics designers, videogame developers and prosumers in entertainment, military and other vertical markets. Captured animations do not exhibit artifacts like jitter or foot skate and can be exported in popular animation formats including FBX, BVH and COLLADA. The software is compatible with many leading game engines, 3D software applications and animation rigs, including MAXON CINEMA 4D, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, DAZ 3D DAZ Studio, Poser, Valve Source Engine, Unreal Engine, Unity and others. It also includes an integrated motion transfer engine and supports accurate motion retargeting for custom rigs. For more information, click here

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