Sensors / Recorded data
The MoCase and MoCase mini Sensors include three different kind of sensors, interpolating the current orientation in 3D global space. Though no position data is tracked, MoCatch offers pressure sensors to notice ground contact. Using this information, the software can interpolate the current position of an actor in 3D space. This allows, for instance, typical walking or even climbing actions with realistic position transformations and also avoids sliding feet during the animation.
The density of the recorded motion data can be set individually per sensor. The higher the sampling frequency, the more rotation angles are recorded for every second of recording. Higher frequencies ensure that no detail of faster motions gets lost. This can be useful for fast action movements as with martial arts. MoCase sensors easily allow more than 100 samples per second, much more than needed for regular 25 or 30 fps animations.
The recorded or streamed motion data can be attached to any object or even parameter within the Software MAXON CINEMA 4D. A special Plug-in is included with any MoCatch purchase to offer a seamless integration with CINEMA 4D. With CINEMA 4D the recorded animation can be edited or exported to most 3D digital content creation applications, via Alembic, Collada, XML or FBX format.
CINEMA 4D also offers powerful display modes for real time streaming without the need to record or process the Motion Capture data first. This can be very interesting for live presentations or other events, displaying an interactive 3D character.
MoCase sensor details
MoCase includes high-precision triaxial gyroscope, accelerometer and compass sensors with Kalman filtering. The Orientation range offers full 360° about all axis with an accuracy of+/- 1° for dynamic conditions and all orientations. The sensors can deliver data with up to 250Hz.
MoCase includes additional RAM to store recorded data for more than 30 minutes in case the WLAN connection gets disconnected during recording. Rechargeable batteries allow up to 5 hours of continuous recording.
Every MoCase purchase already includes MoCache, our Plug-In for CINEMA 4D 15, that allows to directly link any object with MoCase sensors. This includes a live preview mode of the motions in the CINEMA 4D editor as well as recording, editing, baking and saving your Motion Capture data. CINEMA 4D is not included with our system and has to be purchase separately at MAXON Computer GmbH.
The minimum system Requirements for the MoCache Plug-In are MacOS 10.8.5 or Windows 7 64 Bit. For all other requirements to run CINEMA 4D, please have a look at www.maxon.net for details.
MoCase sensors use the standard WiFi protocol to transmit the motion data. You need a recent WLAN Router or Access Point to connect your PC with the sensors. The maximum number of supported MoCase sensors per recording depends on the bandwidth of your WiFi network.
Minimum system requirements
- Windows 7 or MacOS 10.8.5 PC
- Access Point or Wi-Fi Router offering 802.11g or faster protocol
MAXON CINEMA 4D 15:
- Real time streaming of motion data is possible with the free Demo version of CINEMA 4D 15 already
- Recording of Motions and the creation of individual rigs and animations requires at least CINEMA 4D 15 PRIME