Mocap Solutions has revolutionized the business of motion capture suits and markers. The majority of Mocap Solutions products are made in the United States. Our products are held to strict dimensional tolerances, very similar to automotive and aerospace components. We utilize state of the art 3D CAD software to produce our mocap markers and suits. We have built aerospace quality injection molds to mold all of our components, ensuring our makers work with all mocap software. All of our MoCap Solution’s designs may be customized to fit your specific needs. We are professionals in the motion capture industry and appreciate what it takes to ensure a shoot goes perfectly.
The most revolutionary design in motion capture history is MoCap Solution’s X-Marker. Our mocap marker, X-Markerz is molded with an integrated 2” by 2” base. This very thin square base may be configured to any shape after it has been molded. This allows the mocap markers to be customized for the type of capture. These reflective motion capture markers come in various sizes and with and without Velcro.
When used in conjunction with our new revolutionized MoCap Solutions mocap suit, these markers simply do not come off during a take. Both our specialty engineered mocap markers and mocap suits work with the best motion capture technology, including OptiTrack, Vicon, Qualisys motion capture systems.
Below is a list of mocap markers that we manufacture and sell.
9mm Soft Integral X base without Velcro-hollow
9mm Soft Integral X base with Velcro-hollow
9mm Soft Integral rectangle (finger) base without Velcro-hollow
9mm Soft Integral rectangle (finger) base with Velcro-hollow
9mm Soft Integral round base without Velcro-hollow
9mm Soft Integral round base with Velcro-hollow
14mm Soft Integral X base without Velcro-hollow
14mm Soft Integral X base with Velcro-hollow
14mm Soft Integral round base without Velcro-hollow
14mm Soft Integral round base with Velcro-hollow
19mm Soft Integral X base without Velcro-hollow
19mm Soft Integral X base with Velcro-hollow
3mm Hemispherical Marker
3mm Hemispherical Marker w/ self-adhesive backing
4mm Hemispherical Marker
4mm Hemispherical Marker w/ self-adhesive backing
9mm Hard Marker with hard base
14mm Hard Marker with hard base
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History of Motion Capture
Traditional animation techniques often fail to capture real human movement. Despite an artist’s best intentions, human movement is simply complex to draw by hand. In 1915 Max Fleischer created the process of Rotoscoping.
By the early 1990’s, a new method of capturing a subject’s motion digitally was being created. Optical Motion Capture (OMC) is the method of turning human movement into digital data. A number of cameras are used to film a subject from different views. These views are then used to reconstruct the movement in 3D, where it can then be applied to a computer model. Most performance capture actors wear a mocap suit with mocap markers attached. The mocap suit was then made from various fabrics including Velcro. The mocap markers attached to the suit by having a Velcro backing.
Today, Optical Motion Capture is used extensively in animation and special effects for major motion pictures and video games. Mocap Solutions markers and suits have been used in a number of popular video games and blockbuster hits.
How does motion capture work?
Optical Motion Capture uses a number of special cameras that view a scene from a variety of angels. In marker-based OMC reflective motion capture markers are placed on the actors body. Because of their reflectivity, the software in the camera can easily recognize these markers. By recording the position of these markers throughout the actor’s movement, the camera can determine the position of the actor’s body. Once captured by the mocap technology it is then transferred to an animated character.
MoCap Solutions History
After our inception in 2003, one of our first jobs was to manufacture facial motion capture markers for the movie, The Polar Express. At the time, our solution for making thousands of these little markers was to hire everyone we knew and put them to work. We were limited on time and supplies and were stuck cutting each marker, individually.
Now, with those days behind us, we’ve moved forward in the motion capture industry, completely re-imagining, re-designing and customizing the markers and suits, thus revolutionizing the industry all together. What was once done by hand is now done with state of the art 3D CAD software. This software allows us to create injection molds for our markers, allowing us to make large quantities at one time.
As the premier manufacturer and supplier of motion capture markers, suits and accessories, we have managed to proudly keep most of our designing and manufacturing in the US. All of our designs are our own and can be customized to fit your specific needs. We know the work that goes into capturing “the perfect shot” and are always looking to improve our products. We believe innovation is the key to our success.