Designing Perfect Bike With Motion Capture

Perfect Bike With Motion Capture
Motion Capture In Bicycle Industry

The motion capture is a technique that allowed us to capture incredible improvements in animation and video games. However, this is not the only application for this type of technology. BMC shows us, a Swiss brand manufacturer of bicycles, which is beginning to apply the motion capture to produce perfect bikes. Interesting huh?

Organic Motion is a company dedicated to the technology of motion capture, and until now, had been working on developing games or animated movies. However, together with BMC, are taking this technique to a new field: development of bicycles. How? Using motion capture to measure every thing possible to the buyer and make the bike perfect.

The motion capture can very accurately measure your body Movements

But more interesting is the use of this technology in this market area, if not the way it was developed for use there. Organic Motion, unlike most of those who are responsible for motion capture, using a system that delivers results without the need for special clothing or similar devices. In fact, all of which use cameras are arranged in a particular way, so after taking the video images can “get together” to create a version in 3D. The results of this technique would be very precise and low-cost and inconvenience, which allows its use for a job that requires such precision without falling into other low-cost systems, which are not sufficiently precise.

Organic Motion system does not need special clothing

This system offers some important advantages that make it possible and very profitable business for its implementation. First of all, it is much cheaper, almost as it does not require specialized equipment. Furthermore, at cost less, can be mounted in any business with relative ease. This can be taken all measures for anyone who wants to buy a custom order where necessary and send them on an almost instantaneous, speeding up and becoming much more precise job.

Perfect Bike for Professionals With Mocap

If you want to get the perfect bike, Organic Motion greatly facilitates the task , but the price probably will not get much. While it has not yet been announced, we know all things are made as a high cost due to be built on an almost handmade. For this reason they are designed for professional athletes (especially olympics) or at least “serious.” It is very interesting to observe the development of a technology such as motion capture and it has great potential to expand to other fields.

Female General Motion Capture In C3D Format

List Of Free Female Mocap in c3d format from accad.

  • Stand
  • Sway
  • Sway with arms on hips
  • Swing
  • Swing with more swing in the arms
  • Look
  • Pick up box
  • Lift box and put it down
  • Lift box
  • Crouch
  • Crouch to lie (not completely flat on the ground)
  • Lie down (not completely flat on the ground) to lie down flat on the ground
  • Lie down (not completely flat on the ground) to crouch
  • Crawl forward
  • Crawl backward
  • Skip
  • Stand to skip
  • Skip to stand

Male BVH Mocap

Male BVH Mocap
Below is the list of free male bvh motion capture…

Part 1

  • Stand
  • Sway
  • Swing arms
  • Look around
  • Pick up box
  • Lift box
  • Crouch
  • Crouch to lie (not completely flat on the ground)
  • Lie down (not completely flat on the ground) to lie down flat on the ground
  • Crawl forward
  • Crawl Backward
  • Skip
  • Stand to skip
  • Skip to stand
  • Stand to walk
  • Walk to stand
  • Walk
  • Stand to walk backward
  • Walk backward to stand
  • Walk backward
  • Walk backward, turn around midway,walk forward
  • Walk backward, stop, walk forward
  • Walk, turn left 90 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn left 45 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn left 135 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn right 90 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn right 45 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn right 135 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn around, walk
  • Walk, turn change direction
  • Walk to hop to walk
  • Walk to leap to walk
  • Walk to pick up box, walk with box
  • Walk with box
  • Put down box, step over box to walk
  • Side step left
  • Side step right
  • Walk to crouch
  • Crouch to walk
  • Walk to skip
  • Skip to walk
  • Stand to run
  • Run to stand
  • Run
  • Run to walk
  • Walk to run
  • Stand to run backward
  • Run backward
  • Run backward to stand
  • Run backward, turn around, run forward
  • Run backward, stop, run forward
  • Run,turn left 90 midway,run
  • Run,turn left 45 midway,run
  • Run,turn left 135 midway,run
  • Run,turn right 90 midway,run
  • Run,turn right 45 midway,run
  • Run,turn right 135 midway,run
  • Run,turn around,run
  • Run,turn change direction,run
  • Run to hop to walk
  • Run to jump to walk
  • Run to pick up box and keep running
  • Run with box
  • Put down box to run
  • Quick side step left
  • Quick side step right
  • Run to crouch
  • Crouch to run
Download Male BVH Mocap Part 1

Part 2

  • Stand
  • Sway
  • Swing arms
  • Look around
  • Pick up box
  • Lift box
  • Crouch
  • Crouch to lie down (not completely flat on the ground)
  • Lie down
  • Lie to crouch
  • Crawl forward
  • Crawl backward
  • Skip
  • Stand to skip
  • Skip to stand
  • Stand to walk
  • Walk to stand
  • Walk
  • Stand to walk backward
  • Walk backward
  • Walk backward to stand
  • Walk backward,turn around,walk forward
  • Walk backward,stop,walk forward
  • Walk,turn left 90 midway,walk
  • Walk,turn left 45 midway,walk
  • Walk,turn left 135 midway,walk
  • Walk,turn right 90 midway,walk
  • Walk,turn right 45 midway,walk
  • Walk,turn right 135 midway,walk
  • walk,turn around,walk
  • Walk,change direction,walk
  • Walk to hop to walk
  • Walk to leap to walk
  • Walk to pick up box,walk
  • Walk with box
  • Put down box to walk
  • Side step left
  • Side step right
  • Walk to crouch
  • Crouch to walk
  • Walk to skip
  • Skip to walk
  • Stand to run
  • Run to stand
  • Run
  • Run to walk
  • Walk to run
  • Stand to run backward
  • Run backward
  • Run backward to stand
  • Run backward,turn around,run forward
  • Run backward,stop,run forward
  • Run,turn left 90 midway,run
  • Run,turn left 45 midway,run
  • Run,turn left 135 midway,run
  • Run,turn right 90 midway,run
  • Run,turn right 45 midway,run
  • Run,turn right 135 midway,run
  • Run,change direction,run
  • Run to hop to walk
  • Run to jump to walk
  • Run to pick up box,run
  • Run with box
  • Put down box to run
  • Quick side step left
  • Quick side step right
  • Run to crouch
  • Crouch to run
  • Stand to ready
  • Walk to ready
  • Run to ready
  • Ready to relax
  • Ready to walk away
  • Ready to run
  • Walk to bow
  • Bow to ready
  • Victory 1
  • Warm up to ready to warm up
  • Victory 2
  • Ready to taunt to ready 1
  • Ready to taunt to ready 2
  • Crouch to ready
  • Ready to crouch
  • Switch stance
  • Switch stance more
  • Jab left
  • Turn around right
  • Jab right
  • Turn around left
  • Advance
  • Cross left
  • Cross right
  • Quick advance
  • Hook left
  • Retreat
  • Hook right
  • Quick retreat
  • Super fast advance
  • Upper cut left
  • Bounce
  • Upper cut right
  • Body hook left
  • Side step left
  • Body hook right
  • Side step right
  • Back fist left
  • Block left high
  • Back fist right
  • Block left low
  • Block right high
  • Body cross left
  • Block right low
  • Body cross right
  • Block left middle
  • Body jab right
  • Block right middle
  • Body jab left
  • Block middle high
  • Block middle low
  • Dodge left
  • Dodge right
  • Duck left
  • Duck right
  • Male 2 extended 1 (boxing)
  • Male 2 extended 2
  • Male 2 extended 3
  • Male 2 form 1
  • Side kick leading left
  • Front kick
  • Side kick leading right
  • Spinning back kick
  • Back kick
  • Axe kick
  • Capoeira
  • Round house left
  • Round house right
  • Round house right 2
  • Round house leading left
  • Round house leading right
  • Crescent left
  • Crescent right
  • Round house body left
  • Round house body right
  • Double kick
  • Push kick left
  • Push kick right
  • Reverse spin crescent left
  • Reverse spin crescent right

Female BVH Mocap

Female BVH Mocap
Here is the list of free female bvh motion capture from accad

  • StandBulleted List
  • Sway
  • Sway with arms on hips
  • Swing
  • Swing with more swing in the arms
  • Look
  • Pick up box
  • Lift box and put it down
  • Lift box
  • Crouch
  • Crouch to lie (not completely flat on the ground)
  • Lie down (not completely flat on the ground) to lie down flat on the ground
  • Lie down (not completely flat on the ground) to crouch
  • Crawl forward
  • Crawl backward
  • Skip
  • Stand to skip
  • Skip to stand
  • Stand to walk
  • Walk (more swing at the hips) to stand (feet planted wide apart)
  • Walk (less swing at the hips) to stand (feet planted closer together)
  • Walk (right leg first) with long steps (minimal sway at the hips)
  • Stand to walk back
  • Walk backward
  • Walk backward to stand
  • Walk backward, turn around midway,walk forward
  • Walk backward, stop, walk forward
  • Walk, turn left 90 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn left 45 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn left 135 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn right 90 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn right 45 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn right 135 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn around 180 midway, walk
  • Walk, turn change direction
  • Walk to hop to walk
  • Walk to leap to walk
  • Walk to pick up box
  • Walk with box
  • Walk, put down box midway, step over box to walk
  • Walk, put down box by turning to one side (midway), walk
  • Put down box to one side, walk
  • Side step left
  • Side step right
  • Walk to crouch
  • Crouch to walk
  • Walk to skip
  • Skip to walk
  • Run to stand
  • Run
  • Run to walk
  • Walk to run
  • Stand to run backward
  • Run backward
  • Run backward to stand
  • Run backward, turn around midway, run forward
  • Run backward, stop, run forward
  • Run, turn left 90 midway, run
  • Run, turn left 45 midway, run
  • Run, turn left 135 midway, run
  • Run, turn right 90 midway, run
  • Run, turn right 45 midway, run
  • Run, turn right 135 midway, run
  • Run, turn around midway, run
  • Run, change direction midway, run
  • Run to hop to walk
  • Run to jump to walk
  • Run, pick up box, stand
  • Run, pick up box, run
  • Run with box
  • Run, put down box to one side (midway), run
  • Quick side step left
  • Quick side step right
  • Run to crouch
  • Crouch to run
  • Urban
  • Wait
  • Converstion gestures
  • Random stuff1
  • Random stuff2
  • Cartwheel

Martial Arts Mocap – C3D Format

Free Martial Arts Mocap
Hi Friends,

Here is a collection of free Martial Arts motion capture in c3d format from ACCAD, all are absolutely free to use with no type of restrictions.

Male Martial Arts Kicks Mocap contains following files

  • Side kick leading left
  • Front kick
  • Side kick leading right
  • Spinning back kick
  • Back kick
  • Axe kick
  • Capoeira
  • Round house left
  • Round house right
  • Round house right 2
  • Round house leading left
  • Round house leading right
  • Crescent left
  • Crescent right
  • Round house body left
  • Round house body right
  • Double kick
  • Push kick left
  • Push kick right
  • Reverse spin crescent left
  • Reverse spin crescent right

Download the Martial Arts Kicking Mocap Here

Martial Art Punching Mocap contains following files

  • Jab left
  • Jab right
  • Cross left
  • Cross right
  • Hook left
  • Hook right
  • Uppercut left
  • Uppercut right
  • Body hook left
  • Body hook right
  • Backfist left
  • Backfist right
  • BOdy cross left
  • Body cross right
  • Body jab left

Martial Arts Stances Mocap contains following files

  • Stand to ready
  • Walk to ready
  • Run to ready
  • Ready to relax
  • Ready to walk away
  • Ready to run
  • Walk to bow
  • Bow to ready
  • Victory
  • Warm up to read to warm up
  • Ready to taunt to ready
  • Crouch to ready
  • Ready to crouch
  • Switch stance
  • Switch stance and bounce
Download Martial Arts Stances Mocap Here

Martial Arts Walks Turns Mocap contains following files

  • Turn around right
  • Turn around left
  • Advance
  • Quick advance
  • Retreat
  • Quick retreat
  • Super fast advance
  • Bounce
  • Side step left
  • Side step right
  • Block left high
  • Block left low
  • Block right high
  • Block right low
  • Block left middle
  • Block right middle
  • Block middle high
  • Block middle low
  • Dodge left
  • Dodge right
  • Duck left
  • Duck right

More than 4000 Free MOCAP Data From MocapData.com

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Formats Available :-

  • fbx
  • bvh
  • bip
  • c3d

Only MocapData.com is providing huge high quality motion capture for free.Don’t forget to credit them when using their mocap.

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Motion Capture With Mobile Phones – Is It Possible ? ?

It’s possible.Most of the latest mobile phones like Nokia’s N95 comes with accelerometer technology and using that software designer Tea Vui Huang has created a mobile application that can capture motions.Its exciting to know that we can use mobile phones to capture motions.

How It Works ?
The accelerometer in the mobile phone can be used to generate motion data when a phone points, rolls & pitches in space. Huang’s MoCap application takes this data and converts it into axial animation data and positional data.

Nokia N-95 MOCAP Phone Apllication:-

Nokia Mocap Phone

Motion Captured For a Jet Plane With Mocap Cell Phone :-

Jet Mocap Phone N95

Output Formats :-

  • Vicon C3D
  • Autodesk FBX
  • Acclaim AMC
  • ASF
  • Maya MEL format

The mocap data will be stored in your phone’s memory card and you can export it to PC for using it in animations.You can convert FBX format to 3DS & COLLADA by using Autodesk Fbx Converter.

Free mocap resource for Non-Commercial Use!

Hi all,

I found large collection of mocap data for personal use from emotek.

Stockmoves GENERIC is a Web based library of stock motion captures for graphics artists, game developers and animators, web designers, architects and VR creators to use freely in non commercial projects.

It contains motion capture data in following categories,

  • Walk
  • Run
  • Fall on right knee
  • Fall on both knees
  • Squat
  • Shot
  • Wait
  • Jumps floor
  • Jumps trampoline
  • Jumps trampoline slow
  • Saltos
  • Slips and slides
  • Free style
  • Volleyball
  • Rowing
  • Dance

You need to register before downloading.

Go To Stock Moves Here

You will need the free mocap converters here for importing those mocap data in your favorite 3d animation software.

Motion Capture Software

I always wonder whether there is any motion capture software which delivers mocap data from recorded video without the need of using any mocap studio.Recording motions is always a tough job which needs setting up of cameras,lighting and wearing all those markers.Though markerless motion capture systems are also available now, but they are priced very high.

So how about a desktop software which creates mocap data from a video file captured using webcams or ordinary camera.Sounds cool, isn’t it?

Motion Capture Software
Shoot3d.biz gives the answer to you.They had announced a best motion capture software called Shoot3D Express which enables you to create mocap data easily from your PC.This markerless motion capture technology doesn’t need special lighting or arrangements and actors can wear casual clothes. So just shoot a video with any camera with minimum resolution of 640×480 and convert it into motion capture data [output formats supports BVH, Collada, SMD, Unreal Engine animation] within few minutes. Inputt formats supports MPEG1, MJPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, QuickTime.

Shoot3D contains an integrated keyframing animation editor, animation cleanup tools and a set of exporters for popular game engine formats, including Valve Software’s Source Engine, Unreal Engine, Second Life.And it supports export to 3d animation softwares like Maya, 3DS MAX, XSI, Poser and other 3D softwares.

System Requirements:

  • Video Camera(may be webcam or camcorder)
  • Win XP or Vista
  • powerful SM 3.0-compatible GPU (GeForce 9800 or Radeon 4850 recommended).

See The Working Of The Markerless Mocap Software:-

Check the Mocap Data Produced with shoot3d motion capture software:

BVH Format for above video 1
HalfLife SMD Format
Poser Specific
Endorphin Specific
BVH Format for above video 2

The Mocap Software is in alpha stage and going to be released in two versions

  • Shoot3D Express which is a single camera motion capture system.
  • Shoot3D Standard which will work with multiple cameras.

You can use ipi Recorder software for recording video from multiple cameras at a time and its a free software.

ipi Recorder – Download Free Here

I am waiting for the software to be lauched and i think it will be the cheapest and best motion capture software available in the market.