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===Video Tutorials===
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'''Video Tutorial'''
 
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==Get Hardware==
 
==Get Hardware==
* Get the Microsoft Kinect sensors.
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* Get the depth sensors.
 
** To choose the model see [[Depth Sensors Comparison]].
 
** To choose the model see [[Depth Sensors Comparison]].
* Get computer with DirectX 11 videocard and at least two USB 2.0 or 3.0 controllers.
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* Get computer with DirectX 11 videocard
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** For Microsoft Kinect 2 (or Kinect for XBOX One with PC adapter):
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*** 64-bit Windows 8+ is required
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*** USB 3.0 controller is required
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***:{{Important|Using multiple Kinect 2 is possible via [[Multiple_Kinects_v2_on_a_Single_PC|libfreenect2 library]] or with the help of [[Distributed Recording]].}}
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** For Microsoft Kinect, ASUS Xtions and PrimeSense Carmine:
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*** At least two USB 2.0 or 3.0 controllers are required. Each sensor should be connected through its own controller.
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==Install==
 
==Install==
 
* [http://www.ipisoft.com/downloads_index.php Download iPi Recorder and iPi Mocap Studio].
 
* [http://www.ipisoft.com/downloads_index.php Download iPi Recorder and iPi Mocap Studio].
* [[IPi_Recorder_Installation|Install iPi Recorder]] and [[IPi_Mocap_Studio_installation|iPi Mocap Studio]].
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* [[iPi Recorder Installation|Install iPi Recorder]] and [[iPi Mocap Studio Installation|iPi Mocap Studio]].
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==Record==
 
==Record==
 
===Setup===
 
===Setup===
* Find a suitable space: 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
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* Find a suitable space: not less than 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
 
* Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use [[iPi Recorder]] to record your performance.  
 
* Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use [[iPi Recorder]] to record your performance.  
 
{{Note|Two sensors cannot be connected through one and the same USB 2.0/3.0 controller.}}
 
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==Track==
 
==Track==
* Run [[iPi Mocap Studio]] process actor performance video.  
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* Run [[iPi Mocap Studio]].
* Import your character into [[iPi Mocap Studio]] (File > Import Target Character) to adapt the animation for your character rig.
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* Create calibration project from calibration video and process it using '''Calibrate''' button.
* [[Animation export and motion transfer|Export your animation in a desired format]].
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* Create action project from action video and process actor performance video.  
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* Import your character into [[iPi Mocap Studio]] ('''File > Import Target Character''') to adapt the animation for your character rig.
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* [[Animation Export|Export your animation in a desired format]].
  
 
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For more details see [[User Guide for Dual Depth Sensor Configuration]].
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For more details see [[User Guide for Multiple Depth Sensors Configuration]].
 
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Latest revision as of 10:26, 5 February 2019

Video Tutorial

Jimer Lins’ tutorial (motion capture for SFM)

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Note: This tutorial is for Version 2. New tutorials are under construction
For the Impatient

Get Hardware

  • Get the depth sensors.
  • Get computer with DirectX 11 videocard
    • For Microsoft Kinect 2 (or Kinect for XBOX One with PC adapter):
    • For Microsoft Kinect, ASUS Xtions and PrimeSense Carmine:
      • At least two USB 2.0 or 3.0 controllers are required. Each sensor should be connected through its own controller.

Install

Record

Setup

  • Find a suitable space: not less than 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
  • Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use iPi Recorder to record your performance.
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Note: Two sensors cannot be connected through one and the same USB 2.0/3.0 controller.
  • Point all sensors to the center of capture area. Actor should be fully visible in all sensors in capture area.
    • For two depth sensors the angle between them can be in the range 60-90 degrees, or near to 180 degrees.
    • Three depth sensors ideally should be placed at apexes of equilateral triangle with sides equal to about 6 metersю

Record Calibration Sequence

  • For calibration, use Mini Maglite flashlight (or similar) as a marker, and use iPi Recorder to record calibration video
  • Move the marker slowly through your entire capture volume (front-top-right-bottom-left-back-top-right-bottom-left). Start from top and move the marker in a descending spiral motion.

Record Action Sequence

  • Actor should be dressed in casual slim clothing, avoid shiny fabrics.
  • Record video of actor's performance. Please ensure that the whole body including arms and legs is visible during the performance in both sensors. Start from a T-pose. Then goes actor’s performance.

Track


For more details see User Guide for Multiple Depth Sensors Configuration.