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iPi Soft Showcased Latest Breakthrough Developments With iPi Desktop Motion Capture System at SIGGRAPH 2011

Markerless Motion Capture Technology Developer Contributed at The Studio and Presented at Birds of Feather Event

MOSCOW, RUSSIA August 15, 2011 iPi Soft, LLC, the emerging software developer of markerless motion capture technology demonstrated the latest version of iPi Desktop Motion Capture software at SIGGRAPH 2011, the leading convention for computer graphics and interactive technology professionals, taking place August 7 – 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC.


Nominated for 3D World Magazine CG Awards 2011 in the New Application of the Year category, iPi Desktop Motion Capture (iPi Mocap), now with Kinect support, is a breakthrough markerless motion capture digital content creation software tool that uses sophisticated image processing and computer vision algorithms to recognize and track the human body. The system is designed for use with inexpensive off-the-shelf equipment such as PlayStation Eye cameras, Xbox Kinect or webcams. iPi Soft Mocap brings a low-cost professional solution for capturing accurate animation data comparable to expensive traditional marker-based mocap systems, without the need for expensive facility space, clumsy sensor suits with reflective markers or a team of technicians.


At SIGGRAPH, iPi Soft participated in The Studio throughout the week to give attendees a closer look at the latest developments in their innovative motion capture technology, and also presented at the Motion Capture Society Birds of a Feather event, as follows:


The SIGGRAPH 2011 Studio

iPi Soft is a contributor this year at The Studio where iPi motion capture technology was on display. Members of the press and SIGGRAPH show attendees were invited to this amazing and creative space where experts, attendees and the latest technologies are brought together to create new works, experiment and collaborate.


Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building, Ballroom A

Sunday, August 7 — 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Monday, August 8 — 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday, August 9 — 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, August 10 — 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 11 — 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Birds of a Feather

As part of the Motion Capture Society Birds of a Feather session, iPi Soft CEO Michael Nikonov presented the latest developments in its iPi Soft “Kinect Support,” and also preview features in its forthcoming Multiple Kinect Support, in which multiple Kinect devices can be used simultaneously as part of a multi-camera configuration. Nikonov also highlighted how iPi Mocap was used in the production of two groundbreaking online machinima animated film series Clear Skies 3 and Civil Protection: The Tunnel.


Vancouver Convention Centre
East Building, Room 19
Wednesday, August 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

About iPi Markerless Motion Capture

Introduced last year, iPi Soft Motion Capture is a scalable solution available in both an Express single Kinect camera version and a more powerful Standard, up-to-six PlayStation Eye cameras version as a viable, go to desktop solution that brings a totally new workflow paradigm to filmmakers, CG animator broadcast motion graphics designers, videogame developers and prosumers in entertainment, military and other vertical markets. Captured animations do not exhibit artifacts like jitter or foot skate and can be exported in popular animation formats including FBX, BVH and COLLADA. iPi Mocap is compatible with many leading game engines, 3D software applications and animation rigs, including MAXON CINEMA 4D, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, DAZ 3D DAZ Studio, Poser, Valve Source Engine, Unreal Engine, Unity and others.

iPi Soft Mocap support for multiple Kinect cameras is presently in development at iPi Soft with a scheduled introduction in Fall 2011.

About iPi Soft

iPi Soft, LLC is a developer of markerless mocap software. Launched in 2009 by CEO and chief technology architect Michael Nikonov, Moscow, Russia-based iPiSoft’s iPi Desktop Motion Capture is an entry-level markerless motion capture technology that lets animators shoot video that can easily convert to professional 3D quality animation. Delivering breakthrough performance for creative professionals involved in previz, animation and the creation of secondary characters, iPi Desktop Motion Capture can be operated by a single person and powered by one computer. Setup of iPis markerless system is quick and easy, and extremely portable perfectly suited for small studios, freelance animators and motion capture enthusiasts. iPi Soft products are available directly from the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. For additional information, pricing or a 30-day free trial please visit https://www.ipisoft.com.

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