Review: Maxime Hacquard's Rokoko Smartsuit Pro + Smartgloves honest review

September 19, 2021
20 min read

Maxime Hacquard from Motion Designers Community takes the Rokoko mocap tools for a spin and shares his impressions on data quality and animation workflows with mocap. Below, you can also find a written summary of Maxime's video review. Enjoy the watch and find more engaging content on VFX and animation on Maxime's Motion Designers Community YouTube channel!

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Setup and User-Friendly Interface

Setting up the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II and Smartgloves, as guided by the official Rokoko YouTube channel, is remarkably simple. Maxime Hacquard highlights the ease with which users can create multiple profiles and projects and the intuitive drag-and-drop interface makes the mocap tool connection and calibration super simple.

Motion Capture Capabilities and Fine-Tuning

Maxime Hacquard extensively explores the potential of the Smartsuit Pro II and Smartgloves, emphasizing their real-time motion capture prowess. With combined body and finger tracking capabilities, the system achieves a high degree of accuracy, and Smartgloves add intricate hand and finger motion animations. The timeline and filters cater for an easy motion recording workflow, enabling precise adjustments to captured animations.

Export Options and Software Integration

Maxime demonstrates the system's versatility in exporting animations to various formats and software platforms. He also showcases the seamless transfer of motion data to software such as Houdini, Blender, and Cinema 4D. This flexibility allows users to utilize the captured data across different applications, enhancing the range of creative possibilities.

Performance and Accuracy Evaluation

Maxime Hacquard examines the performance of the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II and Smartgloves, praising their exceptional accuracy. The review highlights the advanced finger tracking capabilities, which contribute to lifelike animations. While minor adjustments may be required, the overall motion capture quality remains consistently impressive, delivering nuanced movement representation.


Community Engagement and Learning Resources

Maxime emphasizes the supportive Rokoko community and its significance in enhancing user experiences. He acknowledges the value of resources such as the official Rokoko YouTube channel and the Discord group, which provide tutorials, discussions, and collaboration opportunities. These resources empower users to refine their motion capture skills and stay updated with the latest developments.

Conclusion: Maxime Hacquard's Rokoko Mocap Verdict

Maxime's comprehensive review offers an in-depth exploration of the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II and Smartgloves. The review highlights the system's user-friendly setup, robust motion capture capabilities, flexible export options, and engaging community support. Notably, the system's accurate performance and advanced finger tracking make it an attractive choice for animators, motion capture enthusiasts, and professionals from various fields. By sharing personal experiences, Maxime Hacquard provides valuable insights for those considering the integration of Rokoko's motion capture technology into their own character animation workflows.

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