Installing Mocap Device and Plug-in (New for 5)
Currently, the market's most popular depth cam is Microsoft's Kinect Sensor
(Alternatively, you may consider other depth cam devices like the ones offered by PrimeSense and ASUS Xtion).
You may capture real human motions through the depth camera for characters in iClone,
but to capture the best results you need to make sure your device is properly installed.
Installing the Mocap Device - Microsoft's Kinect Sensor
Because of the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor limitations (may be different depending on the brand of the camera),
the optimized capturing range of the camera
is shown below:
Side view of the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor.
Top view of the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor.
Front view of the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor - Leveling the sensor.
Therefore, the best positions for the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor is to place it in
front of you in higher than 2.5 meters:
Installing Mocap Device Plug-in
The Mocap Device Plug-in is an application that receives the motion data from your
Microsoft's Kinect Sensor and connects it with your iClone.
You can get this plug-in from the official
Mocap Device Plug-in website.
Benefits of the Mocap Device Plug-in
This is the first in-house mocap studio that allows you to directly bring in motion data to control virtual actors,
without the burden of complex motion pipelines or tedious conversion issues.
With iClone's Mocap System, now you can control live characters with accessories, particle effects and physics interactions.
No more hassles from traditional motion data capturing.
IClone offers the most affordable and intuitive motion capturing solution in the industry. You no longer need expensive or annoying capture suits.
Installing the Mocap Device Plug-in
Execute the install program (Mocap Device Plug-in_10_Enu.exe) on the computer where the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor is
If you encounter the message below, then please go to the
Microsoft download web site to download and install the
.Net Framwork 2.0 (or above) on the computer.
Follow the instructions to finish the installation of the Mocap Device Plug-in.
If the computer where you installed the plug-in and the Microsoft's Kinect Sensor is on an intranet, and you
wish to share the device with another computer where iClone
is installed, then you need to write down the IP address of the shared computer.