How to work with 3D character animation and motion capture in Unity
With Rokoko's animation and motion capture tools, you have two options of how to work with your data in Unity. You can either export a file from Rokoko Studio and import that to Unity, or even better, you can use our Rokoko Studio Live plugin to stream your data directly onto your custom character in Unity. Read on to find out how!
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Livestream your data directly to your custom character in Unity
With our Rokoko Studio Live plugin, you can stream your live or recorded motion capture data directly onto your custom character inUnity. With this workflow, you can see your animations directly in your scene and adjust your performance in realtime. Jump your own work and immersive yourself completely in your creation.
“If it wasn't for the Smartsuit Pro we wouldn't have been able to complete the previsualization on time.”
Pang Kai Lun
DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
"It is very complicated to achieve realistic results by animating in a traditional way, so it’s essential to have a motion capture suit. The Rokoko Smartsuit offers an unbeatable quality for the price"
How are users working with motion capture and 3D character animation in Unity?
Unity3D is among the world's two preferred game engines, especially within the VR and AR segments, and currently it has the largest market share. Users love it because of its thriving community and the fact that you can make virtually anything you can imagine. Unity is increasingly investing in their animation tools and while their Mecanim humanoid standard isn't as advanced as what you see in other high-end engines, it works incredibly well within the engine and makes retargeting, adjustments, and overall character animation work super quick and easy - in many cases just a drag and drop. Working with Rokoko in Unity is incredibly simple and a perfect workflow for beginners and professionals alike. We also offer a series of videos to guide you in and tweak your process. In our video tutorials, we'll show you for example how to set up Rokoko Studio to forward your data (real-time or pre-recorded) through our native plugin into Unity, how to retarget your data onto your custom character, and how to work with props, scripts and much more. It's going to be easy, quick, and fun!
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