Rokoko MoCap Data Library/Store.
As we posted some time ago, Rokoko not only make low cost MoCap suits, but they set up a Market place to buy and sell professional MoCap data.
Autodesk’s TJ Galda introduced Jakob Balslev CEO and Co-Founder of Rokoko as a guest on stage during his GDC presentation. Balslev presented Rokoko’s collaboration with Autodesk. In the video below Eric Jacobus (mocap actor behind Kratos in God of War) and animator Scott Kravitz (character animator from The Matrix, Pirates of the Caribbean and Aquaman) working with the Motion Library.
Autodesk Maya artists can gain access to this Rokoko Motion Library. The library contains thousands of character animations created by professional motion capture studios, most available for around $3 or $6 per asset.
“Autodesk is a huge player in the high-end 3D space and with the Motion Library as a native part of Maya, we are right at the doorstep of the world’s top animators. Particularly in the early phases of production, they can save crucial time and money by not having to create their animations from scratch”, says Jakob Balslev CEO and Co-Founder of Rokoko.
“Motion capture is an important part of the creation process, but gathering motion capture data can be costly and requires a lot of pre-planning. We’re excited to be collaborating with Rokoko and the Motion Library to make it easier than ever for our users to get great motion capture data directly in Maya, fast and affordably.” – TJ Galda, Sr. Product Manager, Autodesk
The Motion Library was launched in September 2018 and was adopted as a native part of Unity’s game engine platform. It has since grown rapidly in terms of active users and asset numbers, according to Rokoko.
The assets are not made just with the Rokoko suit, the motion library stands apart from the MoCap suit business. The motion capture clips come from major motion capture studios that have signed on to be a part of the market place. The company has now done a deal to offer this service with extra integration to Autodesk Maya users.
The assets are created and uploaded by motion capture studios such as UK-based Audiomotion, behind animations in Star Wars: The Last Jedi , Ready Player One , Horizon Zero Dawn and Dying Light. Audiomotion is a multi-award winning, multi-stage studio, specialising in motion capture services to the Game Development, Film and Television industries and they house one of the largest capture volume in Europe.
Also contributing is Centroid the studio behind Assassin’s Creed , Godzilla and Doctor Strange . Another major player in European MoCap, they have both mobile services and also major capture volumes at Pinewood Studios in the UK and Famous Studios in India.
In addition to adding some new MoCap studios since it launched, the company expects to be announcing 12 more over the next month. These partners have used professional actors and million dollar motion capture systems to create assets that are now available in the Motion Library for as little as $3 per data file. The company has removed their subscription fee for the time being and only offer the one payment model.
The company does not yet have facial MoCap but it is still looking at both Face and Hand(finger) MoCap sometime down the road, but no specific plans have been released.