Review: BoroCG tests the Smartsuit Pro II's new Sensor Fusion 2.0 update
Game developer BoroCG ran his Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II again with the Sensor Fusion 2.0 firmware update and seemed pretty happy about the animations he produced with it.
Enjoy the watch and find the key takeaways from BoroCG's review below:
Rokoko Smartsuit: A Game-like Motion Capture System
Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II is a motion capture suit that captures movement for animating 3D characters. Unlike expensive Hollywood systems that use cameras and markers, the Rokoko Smartsuit uses sensors connected with cables to capture movement without any cameras. It can be used anywhere with Wi-Fi connectivity and a laptop. While the sensors may not be super precise, they provide clean results that are sufficient for developing games.
The Magnetic Immunity Update: A Leap Forward
Recently, Rokoko published an update to the software that makes a huge leap forward in terms of magnetic immunity of the Rokoko Smartsuit. The sensors in the suit work similar to the gyroscope in a phone, but they do not know where they are in the absolute coordinate system in the world or the room. The update analyzes the sensor data to determine the real coordinates of the sensor and correct for any magnetic field distortions. This update is a huge improvement in quality and makes the system almost production-ready out of the box.
Gloves and Face Capture: Additional Features
The Rokoko Smartsuit comes with gloves that can be attached to the suit with a cable. The gloves light up when connected, giving the wearer a cyberpunk look. The suit also comes with a special mounting mechanism for an iPhone for facial animation capture. However, the suit does not come with a power supply, so the user needs to supply their own battery pack.
Limitations of the System: Not Perfect but Effective
While the Rokoko Smartsuit may not be as precise as expensive Hollywood systems, it provides clean and effective results. The sensors may not be able to capture every single movement of the body, especially with fast motions, but they are more than sufficient for most applications. The Rokoko Smartsuit II is a great option for game developers, filmmakers, and anyone who wants to capture motion easily and effectively.
Conclusion: Rokoko Smartsuit, an Exciting Game-like Motion Capture System
In conclusion, the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II is a game-like motion capture system that provides clean and effective results. The recent update that improves the magnetic immunity of the suit is a huge leap forward and makes the system almost production-ready out of the box. The gloves and face capture mechanisms are additional features that add to the overall functionality of the system. While the system may not be perfect, it is a great option for game developers, filmmakers, and anyone who wants to capture motion easily and effectively.
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