The POST Magazine feature story on Previs in the March issue includes comments from the Graphics Film Company on how they’ve been using iPi Motion Capture on feature films, including the upcoming Thunder Run with Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler and Sam Worthington.
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iPi Motion Capture now available through the Valve Steam Store. 50 million gaming community members gain access to iPi Soft’s popular and affordable motion capture solution. Read in PDF>
iPi Motion Capture Now Available Through The Valve Steam Store
50 Million Gaming Community Members Gain Access To iPi Soft’s Popular and Affordable Motion Capture Solution
MOSCOW, RUSSIA March 27 – iPi Soft LLC, developer of the iPi Motion Capture™,announced that its acclaimed markerless motion capture solution is now available in the Valve Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/221200/
The move provides the 50 million members of the Valve gaming community with an optimized and integrated version of the mocap solution that is currently in use at some of the entertainment industries top game developers, visual effects/animation studios and independent filmmakers.
Source Filmmaker is the Steam Store’s own state-of-the-art movie making tool, built and used by Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. Because SFM uses the same assets as the game, anything that exists in the game can be used in the movie, and vice versa.
For iPi Soft Founder and Chief Technology Architect Michael Nikonov, having iPi Motion Capture become part of this hugely popular and respected gaming platform, represents a key stepping-stone in the technology company’s growth.
“As any serious gamer knows Valve and Steam Store are the pinnacle of gaming – whether it’s the games they’ve developed or the community surrounding gaming overall,” Nikonov says.
“Having our product available to their 50 million members is both an honor and a great opportunity to show just how powerful our markerless mocap solution can be to game developers at all levels. We look forward to seeing how our product is used by the many creative professionals and hobbyists who call Valve home.”
The Valve Steam Store is the world’s largest online gaming platform that guarantees instant access to more than 2000 game titles (“Half-Life 2,” “Team Fortress,” “Counter-Strike,” “Left 4 Dead” and “Portal 2” among many others), and provides a direct pipeline that connects its 50 million active users to each other.
Michael Nikonov will be attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco March 25 – March 29 and is available to talk about iPi Soft, it’s markerless motion capture solution and the mocap industry in general. Please contact Vicky Gray Clark at or 408-318-1980 to set-up a meeting at GDC.
iPi Soft’s CEO Michael Nikonov is attending the GDC in San Francisco March 25 – March 29 and is available to talk about iPi Soft, it’s markerless motion capture solution and the mocap industry in general. Please contact Vicky Gray Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-318-1980 to set-up a meeting at GDC.
FX Guide focuses on The Sequence Group’s reliance on iPi Soft’s markerless iPi Motion Capture software in “Halo 4”. The software was used in conjunction with CINEMA 4D. Read the full article>
“You set up two Kinects and you calibrate your room, and you can get a bone structure that you can plug into Cinema4D. It’s pretty phenomenal that you can do this home made motion capture solution.”, – says Sequence president Ian Kirby.
iPi Motion Capture played a key role for Vancouver design/animation studio The Sequence Group on “Halo 4”-one of the most successful videogame releases of 2012.
The studio produced over twenty minutes of original content, including eight “Terminal” animations – hidden content within the game that players can access providing detailed backstory about the characters and the new Halo world.