The Smartsuit Pro Adds Characters in Real Time for Motion Capture

Our blockbuster action films have become so advanced with regards to the 3D and special effects that I'll go watch a movie just to watch it, and forgiving the lame dialog or bad acting just as long as the movie pushes the barriers to what I've experienced. Now Rokoko has made a suit that someone can wear that can generate a character of any kind to embed into a realistic computer generated space in real time. It removes the cameras and the time it takes to add in these characters in post production, and it happens in real time, so it's a massive saving for the production houses. It leads to new possibilities with regards to character movement and creating something that looks indistinguishable from reality. 

Will I get a suit at $2495? No, I don't have the computing power nor the need for it, but it's incredible to know that this technology exists and costs almost what a new camera would set you back, so it's democratizing motion capture, and making it possible for more people to experiment with. 

If you want to find out more, you can go to their site, and you can watch the directors who have used it give their opinion about it below.

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Lee Morris's picture

Can someone explain why the cgi girl doesn't look as natural as the guy if it's motion capture? Is it because there is no motion blur on the girl?

Wouter du Toit's picture

Hello Lee, I will ask and see if we can get an answer.