Blade.

Connect. Perform. Create.

Software.

  • Boujou
    • Boujou

  • Blade
    • Blade

      Designed for a future where motion capture and live action shooting become indistinguishable, Blade has been completely re-engineered with a focus on real time. Blade 2 Powered by Axiom captures performances effortlessly and delivers robust, reliable data that enables creativity.

  • Cara
    • Cara

      Cara is the world’s first out of the box, end-to-end facial motion capture system. Each system ships with CaraLive and CaraPost to record, capture and export your facial data. Find out more about each unique piece of software below.

  • Tracker
    • Tracker

      Vicon Tracker is a powerful object tracking solution providing unrivaled data accuracy for integration in to 3D applications such as VirTools, Labview, Open Scene Graph, WorldViz, Panda3D and VR Juggler.  Tracker has been designed for applications as diverse as robot tracking, ingress/egress, human factors engineering; design method optimization, virtual engineering and previzualization.

  • Nexus
    • Nexus

      Welcome to Nexus 2, Vicon’s data capture software developed for our Life Science customers. With a host of new automated features, intelligent processing and flexible controls, Nexus 2 lets you focus on your research and not on your software.

  • Polygon
    • Polygon

      Vicon Polygon offers you reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally. Whether you're looking to review and annotate data in the same space using data tags, need to compare your data with native video overlay, or just want to share an important visual with others, Polygon gives you the tools to communicate what matters most.

  • BodyBuilder
    • BodyBuilder

      Vicon BodyBuilder was designed specifically to make the implementation of biomechanical models quick and easy. Combining the powerful scripting language, BodyLanguage, and a powerful user interface, BodyBuilder completes Vicon’s dedicated Life Science software suite.

  • Other Vicon Software

CONNECT
Blade 2 Powered by Axiom is all about the studio. Designed with a completely new live side architecture, reengineered sync system and improved UI and workflows, Blade 2 makes the entire system easy to operate, robust, fast and flexible at shoot time.

The calibration process is more accurate and runs up to 50% faster than previous versions. Multiple ROMs (range of motion sequences) can be captured simultaneously and character setup is improved with options to run separate skeletons for labeling and solving.

PERFORM
Axiom, Blade's completely new live engine, faithfully reproduces performances with fast, clean, real-time visualization. It is capable of coping effortlessly with multiple characters, complex situations and difficult conditions. Significant occlusion and complex motions are taken in Axiom's stride with no loss of fidelity or subtlety of motion.

Accurate and robust real-time labeling increases the usable size of your volume, giving you space to be creative. Axiom allows you to focus on the performance, not the technology. It won't break your shooting momentum with failed or aesthetically unacceptable visualization. Just pure performance.

CREATE
With the best real time on the market, there's no limit to what you can achieve. A fast turnaround time, high quality data and instant feedback on your performance, make Blade 2 perfect for previsualization and virtual production.

The ability to interact with performers and make informed creative decisions on the motion capture stage not only saves time, but also allows experimentation, giving the director complete control.

QUICK POST
Quick Post is the latest feature added to Blade 2. Designed for offline access to Axiom's real time algorithms, Quick Post gives you the option of automating your post processing workflow. Reconstruct, label, fix occlusions and solve with one click and see the same flawless data that was delivered by Axiom in real time. Alternatively, you can export to the manual process at any time for a little more control.

WHAT IS AXIOM?
Axiom is the new live engine inside Blade 2. At the heart of the motion capture system, Axiom provides the flawless real time that has become synonymous with Blade 2.

The latest version of our entertainment software, Blade 2.6, is now available to download from your Vicon Online Support account. You can also find out more about the latest release in our What's New guide on the left.

FEATURES

Unrivalled Real Time Processing
* Fast, clean real time visualization, faithfully reproducing the performance
* Capable of coping with multiple characters, complex situations and difficult conditions (significant occlusion, complex motions)
* Fast and graceful recovery from situations where it is impossible to label or solve
* Allowing informed creative decision making at shoot time
* No distractions arising from failed visualization or aesthetically unacceptable visualization
* Prevents breaking shooting momentum
* Allows focus on the performance, not the technology
* New RT processing increases active volume size for realtime and Quick Post (Quick post below)
* Fast turnaround of high quality data for previz
* Ability to Select Which Cameras Contribute to Realtime Processing
* We believe that this is the best realtime motion capture visualization available

Separate Labeling and Solving Skeletons and Processes in Realtime as in Post
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Dedicated Skeletons focused on for different jobs
* Use any skeleton for realtime solving – including your production skeleton
* Bringing the realtime and post processes ever closer
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Capture multiple simultaneous ROMs
* Reduce studio setup time
* RT Solving setup can have markers that constrain multiple bones
* Improved AutoVST
* Improved AutoSkeleton
* Faster and more accurate subject calibration
* New manipulator type for faster manual skeleton setup
* Continuous monitoring of labeling and continuous rebooting in realtime
* Manual reboot button
* Support for joint ranges
* Occlusion can now be automatically accounted for and gaps filled during realtime processing and in Quick Post (see below)

Character Setup

Accurate and Robust RT labeling

Automatic Occlusion Fixing


Quick Post
Offline access to Axiom’s realtime algorithms. Designed for rapid turnaround offline processing, Quick Post compliments Blade’s existing, manual offline tracking process and offering a faster workflow and access to automated occlusion fixing.

Link aggregation
Link Aggregation provides the ability to distribute camera connections to a PC via Giganets through multiple network interface ports. This improves data throughput and avoids packet collisions allowing more data to be passed into a single machine. As a result the need to split high camera count setups systems across more than one system is significantly reduced.

Camera Resectioning
Camera resectioning has been reworked for Blade 2.0 and now successfully deduces the position and pose of individual cameras which have moved (perhaps been bumped) during a session.