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BRING YOUR CHARACTERS TO LIFE

Rigorously tested tools developed to push the boundaries of motion capture

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REDEFINING VFX MOTION CAPTURE

We work with the leading production studios, game developers and universities to ensure Vicon systems deliver the highest accuracy, flexibility and performance.

From the first blockbuster movie to use motion capture in 1995 to the creation of the first out–of–the–box, head–mounted facial capture system, Vicon is proud to have been involved in this industry from the beginning.

You want the best quality characterisation, then come to the recognised best in the business. Your VFX system will include our renowned software that draws on our many years of experience in capture and post-processing, and overlaying characters on the performance artist’s skeleton. Complete your set-up with our high fidelity, precise cameras, game engine plugins and all the accessories, from suits to markers and more.

SEE THE PRODUCTS

We’re nothing without our customers. From Industrial Light and Magic, The Imaginarium and Sony, to Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA and Square Enix, Vicon has worked with a wide variety of leading visual effects houses and games companies for over 20 years. Take a look at just some of the pioneering work we’re making happen, together.

GAMES BROUGHT TO LIFE

Sports or fantasy, next generation or old school, first person or third person, Vicon can get you the moves you need. We’ve created characters of all shapes, size and species. From Ciri in The Witcher, to Siren – the digital human we created in partnership with Epic Games – we’ve done it all.

FILMS AND TV

Whether for film or TV, full CG character animation or VFX shot, real-time or off-line, with one or many actors, Vicon can help.

Our systems work where you do, whether that’s in a studio, on a sports field or at the beach.

Winter or summer, indoors or outdoors, under a brilliantly blue or starry sky, we have a Vicon system for you.

WHY SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS?

The most true-to-life, real-time visuals possible: rigorously trialled and tested tools that are developed to push the boundaries of motion capture technology.

Seamless game engine integration: first-class, full integration with the main game engines.

Save valuable production time: easy to use technology that’s reliable and fast means you can accomplish in minutes what would have taken hours, with a full set and cast. Capturing in real-time allows the whole creative team to see the performance applied to the character, on location, at the time of capture. Something didn’t work in that take? See the results and make adjustments immediately.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

SOFTWARE
OTHER SOFTWARE
PLUGINS
FLAGSHIP CAMERA
OTHER CAMERAS
DEVICES
ACCESSORIES

SHŌGUN

One license includes all three elements below.

SHŌGUN LIVE

  • Real time capture of the performance
  • Reconstructs the motion and fits the skeleton to the performer
  • Loads mapping from Retarget app and applies motion to customer skeleton in realtime.
  • Can re-play and review the shoot
  • Preview the shoot in the engine
  • Original capture data is protected

SHŌGUN POST

  • Clean & edit the marker data e.g. custom batch process, auto process, scripting (python)
  • Post-processing actions are tracked and saved with the ability to revert back to previous versions
  • Export to game engine or animation tool like Maya or Motionbuilder

RETARGETTING

  • Has been split out from Live
  • Added features for easier use
  • Creates mapping between the character and the performer’s skeleton
  • Can be streamed to game engine
  • Can be run in parallel to the work done in Post
  • Sometimes used on-site to check how the character shows in the engine / virtual environment
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SHŌGUN

BOUJOU

Matchmoving software that enables you to add computer generated effects seamlessly into your film or video footage.

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BOUJOU

Game engine plugins

We provide plugins for the main game engines to allow you to render your character and scene in the game engine.

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Game engine plugins

Vantage

Our cutting-edge, camera, Vicon Vantage will transform the way you think about motion capture. With its advanced technology, intelligent controls and intuitive design, it puts the power to capture in your hands.

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Vantage

Vero

Vero combines market-leading resolution and speed at an unrivalled price point. Like its bigger brother, Vantage, Vero has on-board sensors that monitor camera position and temperature to ensure optimal performance at all times.

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Vero

ADDITIONAL HARDWARE

Lock Lab and Lock Studio are Vicon’s control boxes for connecting, integrating and synchronizing third-party devices with your Vicon motion capture system – whether analog or digital.

There’s also a Virtual Camera for directors to take control of the action in the virtual environment.

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ADDITIONAL HARDWARE

Markers, suits and tape

Vicon compatible accessories for all our motion capture systems – whether optical or LBVR and more – available to buy, here.

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Markers, suits and tape

STAY UP TO DATE

FREE SUPPORT FOR LIFE

Support is a crucial part of the Vicon offering and it’s something we’re very proud of. Not only do new customers receive a one year warranty on their hardware, but all of our customers benefit from unlimited phone, email and web technical support for the life of their system.

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Chest 78.7cm / 31in 85.1cm / 33.5in 87.6cm / 34.5in
Waist 63.5cm / 25in 68.6cm / 27in 78.7cm / 31in
Hips 81.3cm / 32in 86.4cm / 34in 91.4cm / 36in
Inside Leg 66cm / 26in 69.9cm / 27.5in 77.5cm / 30.5in

Male

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Chest 86.4cm / 34in 94cm / 37in 103cm / 40.6in 114.3cm / 44.5in
Waist 71.1cm / 28in 83.8cm / 33in 90cm / 35.4in 99.1cm / 39in
Hips 88.9cm / 35in 94cm / 37in 100cm / 39.4in 109.2cm / 43in
Inside Leg 66cm / 26in 69.2cm / 27.3in 71cm / 28.3in 81.3cm / 32in