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iPi Soft’s CEO Interview Published on Shoot Publicity Wire

Posted on: October 19th, 2020

Curious about markerless motion capture software in production? In a recent interview iPi Soft Founder and CTO, Michael Nikonov, spoke about the benefits of using its iPi Mocap during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Published on Shoot Publicity Wire: https://bit.ly/3lV8xCC

iPi Soft’s CEO Michael Nikonov interview in Spanish

Posted on: October 13th, 2020

Dessignare Media published iterview with our CEO Michael Nikonov in Spanish.

Link to the inverview:

https://www.dessignare.com/2020/10/el-futuro-del-motion-capture.html

Production HUB interviews iPi Soft’s CEO Michael Nikonov

Posted on: October 9th, 2020

In a recent interview with Production HUB, our CEO and CTO, Michael Nikonov, spoke about the benefits of using iPi Mocap during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. With Hollywood live action productions largely suspended and college animation students in the U.S. recently returning to an online learning environment, he outlines that our markerless motion capture software can find its place in the complex production pipelines of the big studios and is particularly effective for concept testing, previz, and background animation of large crowds or secondary characters that don’t require high levels of detail. The motion capture system can also be done at home or in a small office space, making it a good choice for remote work and learning.

Read more: https://www.productionhub.com/blog/post/the-state-of-the-markerless-motion-capture-art-with-michael-nikonov

iPi Soft Again Sponsoring Renderosity 2020 Halloween Animation Contest

Posted on: October 1st, 2020

iPi Soft Again Sponsoring Renderosity 2020 Halloween Animation Contest

Just like a ghost, iPi Soft keeps coming back…as a sponsor of the Renderosity Magazine Halloween Animation Contest that is.

This year’s theme is “Costumes, Cauldrons & Concoctions,” and iPi Soft is again giving away a free iPi Mocap Pro Perpetual license to the Grand Prize winner.

With zero preparation time – no markers, no sensor suits – coupled with our recent addition of real-time tracking and live-streaming capabilities into popular game engines such as Unity and Unreal, the iPi Mocap solution gives users the tools to help ignite scare-worthy content in minutes.

Submissions are being accepted now and will end on October 8th, when community voting begins. Voting closes on October 31 and winners will be announced that day.

For all the details go here. Good luck from everyone at iPi Soft. We look forward to watching your submissions (with the lights on of course).

Five Minutes on Mocap with iPiSoft’s CEO: Q&A with AWN

Posted on: July 16th, 2020

The iPi Soft founder and CEO Michael Nikonov discusses the current state of markerless motion capture animation technology, including real-time tracking and live streaming.

Published at Animation World Network (AWN)

#motioncapture #iPiMocap #AWN #UnrealEngine #Unity

Article is available here:

https://www.awn.com/news/five-minutes-mocap-michael-nikonov

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Image from the game, ‘The End of the Sun.’ Game images © www.endofsun.com.

In Response To Pandemic, iPi Soft Offers Creative Community 30% Discount On All Products

Posted on: April 15th, 2020

Dear iPi Soft Users,

among the many lessons the current global pandemic is teaching us is that no matter how dire the circumstances, there is no stopping the creative spirit.

Whether it’s the myriad of talk show hosts and musicians live streaming performances to the world from their homes; or filmmakers, animators and visual artists of all stripes creating content for their clients or social media, it’s clear that creativity cannot be quarantined.

It’s with that spirit of community that iPi Soft is offering a 30% discount on all of our markerless motion capture products, till May 15th. Please use coupon code: STAYSAFE30

Also, we’d love to see examples of your creativity during this challenging time, and share them on iPi Soft’s website and social media channels.

We also welcome you to participate in iPi Mocap Contest: https://blog.ipisoft.com/

Stay safe and stay creative.

Sincerely,

iPi Soft

Exclusive Interview of Our Founder and CTO to Renderosity Magazine

Posted on: December 4th, 2019

Exclusive interview:

Our Founder and CTO, Michael Nikonov, was recently interviewed for Renderosity Magazine. The piece covers recent #iPiSoft updates to our markerless iPi Motion Capture software solution and tips for how content creators can easily bring motion capture in their workflow.

#motioncapture #iPiMocap #Renderosity #UnrealEngine

Article is available here:

https://renderositymagazine.com/article/5570/interview-with-michael-nikonov-founder-of-ipi-soft

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iPi Soft Advances Capabilities For iPi Motion Capture

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

iPi Soft Advances Capabilities For iPi Motion Capture

Live Feedback And Integration With Unity Game Engine Among Latest Improvements; 30% Discount Available Through Holidays

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA — Nov 20, 2019 — iPi Soft, LLC, developers of the markerless motion capture technology iPi Motion Capture, announced enhancements to its iPi Recorder 4.4.4 and iPi Mocap Studio 4.3.0 software. New features include improved live feedback and foot tracking for depth sensors, further integration with the Unity gaming engine, as well as support for Azure Kinect sensors. iPi Soft is also offering a 30 percent discount on iPi Motion Capture throughout the holidays.

“The live feedback improvements are key capabilities that will accelerate the motion capture workflow for game designers and visual effects artists,” Michael Nikonov, Founder and Chief Technology Architect of iPi Soft, says. “Tighter integration with the Unity real-time game engine is a huge benefit that will provide content creators increased flexibility to create projects quickly and with more accurate results.”

Improved Live Feedback:

The new version of iPi Mocap supports higher resolution in tracking mode providing more motion capture accuracy with lower jitter, while the smoothing filter can now remove visual jitter during live feedback tracking. Users can also change target 3D characters for motion transfer without the need to stop and restart live feedback. Recent live tracking settings are now stored thus eliminating the need to reset every time live tracking feature is used.

Integration with Unity:

Closer integration with the Unity gaming engine gives users the ability to stream tracking results to Unity, in both live feedback and offline tracking mode, allowing them to see how the motion will look in a 3D setting. Animation can also be post processed in real-time via Unity.

Support For Azure Kinect Sensors:

Azure Kinect sensors recently released by Microsoft are a new generation of popular Kinect depth sensors that have better depth quality, wide field of view mode and other advantages over Xbox 360 and Xbox One Kinects. iPi Motion Capture now supports Azure Kinect giving customers improved tracking quality and the ability to use the system in spaces as small as 7-feet by 5-feet. (Depth sensors comparison is available here.)

Pricing and Availability: 

For the holidays, iPi Soft is currently offering a 30-percent discount for orders placed before December 31, 2019 (please use coupon code NY2020). This includes a discount off of iPi Soft’s perpetual license that includes two years of full support and software updates, as well as its subscription-based pricing model.

iPi Motion Capture Version 4 is available as perpetual license or subscription-based model. Prices range from $165 to $1995 depending on the version of software (Express, Basic, Pro) and duration of subscription.  Additional information on iPi Soft pricing is available here.

PDF version of this press-release is available here.

About iPi Soft: 

Moscow-based developer, iPi Soft, LLC, develops powerful markerless motion capture software technology that uses sophisticated image processing and computer vision algorithms to recognize and track the human body. The company’s software is used by creative professionals and prosumers around the world to digitize the movement of a human skeleton, rendering it expressive in 3D characters for video games, computer generated films, as well as for medical, military and other applications. For additional information, on iPi Soft, product pricing, configurations or a 30-day free trial please visit http://www.ipisoft.com.

All trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Media Contacts:

Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient PR vicky@ambientpr.com 408-318-1980

Ray Ecke, Right Word Media ray@rightwordmedia.com 973-726-3797

Animation Streaming to Unity and Live Feedback Improvements Released

Posted on: October 11th, 2019

Animation Streaming to Unity and Live Feedback Improvements Released

The recent release of iPiRecorder 4.4.4 and iPiMocapStudio 4.3.0 includes important new features and improvements:

  • Animation streaming to Unity
  • Significant improvements in quality of Live Tracking
  • Foot tracking improved for depth sensors

See details in the release notes:

http://docs.ipisoft.com/iPi_Mocap_Studio_Release_Notes#ver._4.3.0.239

http://docs.ipisoft.com/iPi_Recorder_Release_Notes#ver._4.4.4.81

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Renderosity Halloween Animation Contest

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

Renderosifty Halloween Animation Contest

Scare Tactics:

With Halloween a little over a month away, now is the time for some scary movies. With that in mind iPi Soft is partnering with Renderosity Magazine to give away a free iPi Mocap Pro Perpetual license to the winner of their 2019 Halloween contest, animation category, with the theme “Ever Watching Eyes.”

To enter the contest go here for details on creating scare-worthy content about the creature that is spying on you or one of your characters with their ever-watching eyes. Submissions began on September 10th and will end at 10 am (CT) on October 10th. From there, community voting will begin on October 10th at 10 am (CT) and will close at 10 am (CT) on October 25th.

Good luck from everyone at iPi Soft. We look forward to watching your submissions (with the lights on of course).

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