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iPi Soft Unveils Motion Capture 2.0

iPi Soft, LLC, is pleased to announce it has added multi-person tracking functionality and multiple video cards support for increased tracking speeds to its popular iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software line, as well as batch processing and support for eight Sony PS Eye cameras (up from six in previous version).

Responding to the demands of its growing customer base of filmmakers, animators and video game developers, the new capabilities are free to all Standard license owners. Multi-person and multi-GPUs functionality and other new features are available via the company’s website.

According to Michael Nikonov, iPi Soft’s Founder/Chief Technology Architect, the multi-person tracking feature lets users track two separate, perfectly synchronized, natural-looking motions – a remarkable innovation for users of all creative levels looking to capture intricate movements such as choreographed dance, fight, action sequences and more.

Nikonov added the multiple video cards capability represents a step closer toward the company’s goal of real-time tracking. With two GPUs, users will see an estimated 40-percent increase in tracking speed, as well as an optimized pipeline thanks to users spending less time tracking results. More info about multiple GPUs can be found here.

Additionally, the company has made two other significant changes to the software:

  • Batch processing – allowing users to set up several tracking jobs to be completed one after the other, saving their time with improved results due to opportunity to experiment with various tracking options. More info about batch processing can be found here.
  • Support for eight Sony PS Eye cameras – up from previous six-camera max, this improvement ensures more accurate tracking of two actors and more complex motions capture with one actor.

Anthony Hoit, Systems Development Lead at The Graphic Film Company, the Los Angeles-based visual effects house using iPi Motion Capture for the past two years on production of “Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D,” the feature film slated for theatrical release in early 2014, sees the multi-person functionality and multiple GPU support as huge boon to animators.

Pricing and Availability:

The multi-person functionality is a free upgrade for those using the Standard license of iPi Motion Capture 2.0. iPi Soft is offering new customers and owners of Basic and Express licenses a 30 percent discount valid through August 25, 2013.

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