Organic Motion has introduced OpenStage, its novel markerless motion capture system, which is the first main improvement to the company’s computer vision system.
This system would be capable of fulfilling the diverse needs of public exhibitors, educators and commercial animators. This product would be exhibited at the SIGGRAPH 2011, which is to be held in Vancouver.
OpenStage is based on superior speed color cameras and computer vision programs, and delivers several essential features such as portability, increased accuracy, larger scanning space, nil backdrop, basic prop tracking and multiple actor tracking to name a few. This system could also handle educational, live entertainment, production and preproduction requirements.
The company hopes that this product would be of great benefit in three sectors: Animation, Public Interactive Exhibits and Education, where there was a need for accurate, convenient and flexible methods for capturing human motion for 3D animation and other related fields.
OpenStage could conveniently create precise content and animation for multiple actors and provides special advantages such as flexibility and speed along with reduction in time and expenses for the creation of 3D animations. This system is of great use in the education sector with its ability to track multiple students at the same time. It is a handy device and hence could be utilized all over the campus. This system is thus perfect for hands-on learning and teaching. Several schools have now included this system into their life science, computer science, virtual reality, gaming and animation classes. With regard to Public Interactive Exhibits this device could help to instantly track the attendees of exhibitions. Many firms have pre-licensed the new OpenStage system such as the School of Visual Arts in NY, Game On Audio in LA, ZeroC7 in Japan and UCSC in Santa Cruz.