Rokoko Launches Smartsuit Pro II to Improve Mocap for Indie Creators
When Rokoko launched their first mocap suit for indie creators in 2016, they could never imagine the extraordinary work produced by the now 30,000+ indie creators and studios who use Rokoko tools. Now, they’re back with the next generation motion capture suits – the Smartsuit Pro II.
The Smartsuit Pro II packs a series of performance upgrades — covering locomotion accuracy, durability, and elevation tracking, to name a few.
“Early on we had to make some guesses when developing features and products. Now, with more than 30,000 users, we can see exactly what will create the most value for independent creators. The choices we made when developing Smartsuit Pro II is a direct reflection of what our users have asked us to focus on.”
– Jakob Balslev, CEO and Co-Founder of Rokoko
Key performance upgrades include:
- Ready for elevation tracking so that you can track elevation movement on stairs, ladders, and along the y-axis.
- Optimized for high-impact use – punching, fighting, and falling doesn’t compromise data quality.
- Better locomotion accuracy over time, catering for a significant reduction in drift – meaning more reliable and longer streaming times.
- Native integration into the Rokoko Smartgloves, so only one portable USB-C battery is required to power your entire motion capture system.
What is the Smartsuit Pro II used for?
Rokoko tools are used by tens of thousands of indie game and film animators, as well as in VFX, vTubing, virtual production, and VR applications.
“Every day we’re seeing new use cases of our tools. Especially the rapidly growing segment of ‘internet creators’ who are just finding such creative ways to tell their stories. We’re proud to be their tool of choice. We’re seeing how more and more of the emerging creators that use our tools are starting to live off their own channels in the booming creator economy. We want to stand shoulder to shoulder with them on that journey.”
– Jakob Balslev
What does the pipeline look like?
You or an actor puts on the suit in a few seconds and you can spend a few more calibrating. It’s all wireless, linked up to Rokoko Studio via a wifi connection. Then, you’re ready to start recording motion in real-time. The data is real-time and can be integrated with most popular 3D tools (Unity, Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine, etc.).
Rokoko Studio is free to download and comes with a massive library of pre-captured mocap animation, and you can download 150 assets for free.
The Smartsuit Pro II is available for pre-order and ships worldwide in January 2022. You can add Smartgloves as well as Face Capture to your motion capture projectsm, and when bundled together you’ll save hundreds of dollars. It also comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee.
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