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Tbones
06-18-2011, 06:40 PM
Testing out the brand new realtime Skeleton Scanner/Viewer from the Microsoft Kinect SDK.

It now features 2 kinect camera and 2 people support.

And also has hand and feet tracking with no calibration pose required.

To See it demonstrated click here http://bit.ly/SDKskeletal or HERE! (http://bit.ly/SDKskeletal)

Please share.

Thanks and Cheers

Larrikin
06-19-2011, 07:25 AM
Motion capture at home! That's freakin' awesome!
I luv it when technology suddenly gives us something that was but
a dream a few years ago.

Tbones
06-19-2011, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the response, One thing to note is that the SDK is available at.

http://bit.ly/kinectDEVKITsdk or HERE. (http://bit.ly/kinectDEVKITsdk)

Please note that these drivers only work on Windows 7 right now.

And may take over your previous kinect drivers,

Proceed at your own risk.

Tbones
06-20-2011, 12:11 AM
Make sure to check these 2 most recent videos of me using iPiSoft one Kinect camera mocap as well.

http://bit.ly/KINECT-iPiSoft

http://bit.ly/iPiOverview

http://bit.ly/iPiStart

http://bit.ly/iPiOptions

Which way is the future of animation?, MAny will argue that this isnt beneficial to the industry at all, Some folks think this isnt or shouldnt be called animation but rather called performance capture (Like Avatar). I think iPi is more accurate than microsoft IMHO.

Thanks and Cheers

Motion capture at home! That's freakin' awesome!
I luv it when technology suddenly gives us something that was but
a dream a few years ago.

vaska1992
06-20-2011, 12:17 PM
wow, awesome stuff, i was just recently researching about home-made motion capture.

does this mean i can capture motion with kinect and apply to characters like in Maya or Motionbuilder?

n-drew
06-20-2011, 01:16 PM
so it looks like u get a low lvl mocap system for 150 bucks + software, not bad.

Tbones
06-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Hi Vaska,

Yes you can.

It allows import and automatic retargeting of characters and their native bone rigg configuration.

iPistudio also exports FBX DAE Valve and BVH files of said riggs.

You can export BVH in 5 different structures. 3DS Max, Motion Builder, Endorphin, Blender and Iclone

So that being said, You can transfer motion off of your body to your imported avatar. (evolver, mixamo, troobones etc....)Then export the entire character rigg with animation straight to FBX DAE or BVH, THis is great for Machinima and Game Developers.!


With Maya, You will need to use the MEL bvh import script to import BVHs into it./

Cheers
wow, awesome stuff, i was just recently researching about home-made motion capture.

does this mean i can capture motion with kinect and apply to characters like in Maya or Motionbuilder?

Tbones
06-20-2011, 05:00 PM
Hi There,

Just note that Microsoft SDK is not for commercial, and iPiSoft is.

The Studio express version is only $395.00 + Kinect Camera + power adapter and game. $149.00.

Its closer to $595.00 to get started.

Still.......

so it looks like u get a low lvl mocap system for 150 bucks + software, not bad.

refract
06-21-2011, 05:34 AM
You fail to mention Ipisoft is just a zDepth recorder to .avi as I have tested it a few weeks ago, and you also fail to mention Brekel.com which is "REAL" time with Motionbuilder like I tested it here and also
it is freeware.
The questions regarding real time mocap for your vid are numerous. Do you work for Ipisoft?

EricM
06-21-2011, 09:26 AM
I'm testing both Brekel and Ipi at the moment.

Ipi has better smoothing and retargetting functions, and can work with multiple cameras (but single kinect), but it's not realtime.

For pure Kinect testing Brekel is easier to work with : it's REAL TIME and it's free...

doCHtor
06-21-2011, 10:20 AM
This also seems to be realtime and isnside max - http://rubenhenares.404fs.com/kinect-maxscript-and-c-%E2%80%93-04/

Tbones
06-21-2011, 03:58 PM
Hi refract,

I do not work for iPiSoft,

But I am an authorized affiliate partner for them, So I do make a small commission for each sale of iPiSoft Studio. (that is referred through my website)

IMHO iPiSoft is not "Just" a z depth recorder" It does a LOT more than that.!

iPiSoft is a great software. Visit this link http://bit.ly/iPiSoft or click here for more info.

P.S. this thread is headed off topic.

You fail to mention Ipisoft is just a zDepth recorder to .avi as I have tested it a few weeks ago, and you also fail to mention Brekel.com which is "REAL" time with Motionbuilder like I tested it here and also
it is freeware.
The questions regarding real time mocap for your vid are numerous. Do you work for Ipisoft?

de_tomato
06-22-2011, 05:58 AM
Yes, it is off topic only because you were affiliated with the company and it might affect your commission. But for all other reader, its good to know that there are other better and free resources out there.

Tbones
06-22-2011, 03:47 PM
Better is such a subjective term,

One mans trash is another mans treasure.

The above resourse I have posted is FREE,

The Tutorials I create I give away FREE and I also give away FREE Motions.

As far s realtime being better and FREE, Wake up, then grow up.

You dont have any idea what your talking about.

It sounds to me like you didnt get enought attention as a child when you were growing up.

Just watch the movie above and appreciate the FREE information that I brought here.

I didnt have to share it, for FREEYes, it is off topic only because you were affiliated with the company and it might affect your commission. But for all other reader, its good to know that there are other better and free resources out there.

doCHtor
06-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Was that really necessary? What do you think you look like when using words like you do.

Tbones
06-22-2011, 04:15 PM
No, What is it that I look like?

Was that really necessary? What do you think you look like when using words like you do.

BigPixolin
06-22-2011, 05:28 PM
No, What is it that I look like?

At the very least completely unprofessional. I can think of a few others but that would violate forum rules. This is not helping your sales. In fact as a potential customer with a Kinect sitting right next to me I have gone from curious, to interested, to downright annoyed with these posts and all this spam.

Tbones
06-22-2011, 05:40 PM
With all due respect,

THis thread has nothing to do with me trying to sell something...

I have simply shared my demonstration of using the Kinect SDK.

I think you all read into it to much.

I dont care about what you want to buy or your judgement of my sales presentation.

which was not even presented here.

Please go bother someone else with your vindication...

I do not care what you think and I dont care that you are concerned with my sales,

Grow up, Im not trying to sell anything here. kapish?

P.S. Do you always answer other people questions or interject with your opinion?

Dont act like your concerned.. When you know your just trying to stir up trouble,,,

Cheers


At the very least completely unprofessional. I can think of a few others but that would violate forum rules. This is not helping your sales. In fact as a potential customer with a Kinect sitting right next to me I have gone from curious, to interested, to downright annoyed with these posts and all this spam.

BigPixolin
06-22-2011, 06:07 PM
With all due respect,

THis thread has nothing to do with me trying to sell something...

I have simply shared my demonstration of using the Kinect SDK.

I think you all read into it to much.

I dont care about what you want to buy or your judgement of my sales presentation.

which was not even presented here.

Please go bother someone else with your vindication...

I do not care what you think and I dont care that you are concerned with my sales,

Grow up, Im not trying to sell anything here. kapish?

P.S. Do you always answer other people questions or interject with your opinion?

Dont act like your concerned.. When you know your just trying to stir up trouble,,,

Cheers

Not concerned, sick of the crazy ranting and spam. Have a great day.

Tbones
06-22-2011, 06:08 PM
If you didnt care so much, you woldnt have posted.

Quit acting like a 2 year old.

Cheers

P.S. Leave the thread moderating and vindictive judgment to the moderator.


Not concerned, sick of the crazy ranting and spam. Have a great day.

de_tomato
06-24-2011, 08:19 AM
Ok Ok, you win, we all are just bunch of kids. I dont want to waste my brain cell anymore.

Good luck and have a nice day!

ultramedia
06-24-2011, 10:30 AM
If you didnt care so much, you woldnt have posted.

Quit acting like a 2 year old.

Cheers

P.S. Leave the thread moderating and vindictive judgment to the moderator.

http://www.showmethatagain.com/posts/stopMakingStupidPosts.gif

andrewjohn81
06-27-2011, 07:03 PM
Really Tbones? You totally hijacked this post by adding your "valuable" information. Ipisoft already had it's debut here so there was no reason to push it again under news other than to attempt to increase sales. I think we all recognize a sales push when we see one.

And I agree with the rest. It was unprofessional and the rest of the posts just seem to have gotten more and more unprofessional. I was intrigued at the ipisoft when I first saw it, but now have no interested if I have to deal with people that can't get a hold of themselves in a public forum.

If I were you I would consider apologizing for the necessary plug, and for calling your peers children on a public forum. Name calling? Really?

ultramedia
06-27-2011, 08:13 PM
ding dong the witch is dead...

Leigh has banned him like forever * 3.14

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