User Guide for Single Depth Sensor Configuration

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System Requirements

iPi Recorder

  • Computer (desktop or laptop):
    • CPU: x86 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher, 2GHz), dual- or quad- core is preferable
    • Operating system: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
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    Important! Kinect 2 for Windows, Kinect for Xbox One requires USB 3.0 controller.
  • Microsoft Kinect 2 for Windows / for Xbox One, or Microsoft Kinect
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Note: For Microsoft Kinect for Xbox One you will need Microsoft Kinect Adapter cable

iPi Mocap Studio

  • Computer (desktop or laptop):
    • CPU: x86/x64 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher), dual- or quad- core is preferable.
    • Operating system: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32-bit or 64-bit).
    • Video card: DirectX 11 capable gaming-class graphics card.
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Software Installation

iPi Recorder

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Important! Please unplug all cameras from computer before installation.

Download and run the setup package of the latest version of iPi Recorder. You will be presented with the following dialog.

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  1. Select needed components
  2. Read and accept the license agreement by checking appropriate checkbox
  3. Press the Install button to begin installation
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Note: Most of the components require administrative privileges because they install device drivers or write to Program Files and other system folders. You will be presented with UAC prompts when appropriate during installation. If you plan to use iPi Recorder under user which has no administrative rights, you can pre-install other components separately using administrator's account.
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Important!
  1. You can plug only one depth sensor to one USB controller. Single USB controller bandwidth is not enough to record from 2 sensors.
  2. You can plug not more than 2 Sony PS Eye cameras to one USB controller, otherwise you will not be able to capture at 60 fps with 640 x 480 resolution.
For more info see USB controllers.

Upon installation is complete, iPi Recorder will launch automatically. Continue with user's guide to get a knowledge of using the software.

Components

If some of the components is already installed, it has no checkbox and is marked with ALREADY INSTALLED label. You should not install all optional components in advance, without necessity. All of them can be installed separately at later time. Components descriptions below contain corresponding download links.

  • (Windows 8, 8.1, 10) Microsoft Kinect 2:: MS Kinect SDK 2.0. Check if you plan to work with Kinect 2 for Windows or Kinect for Xbox One depth sensors, but do not plan to connect multiple Kinects to a single PC.
    Device drivers and software libraries for Microsoft Kinect 2. Requires 64-bit Windows 8+ and USB 3.0.
  • iPi Recorder 4.x.x.x. This is required component and cannot be unchecked.
    iPi Recorder itself.

iPi Mocap Studio

Download and run the latest setup package of iPi Mocap Studio. You will be presented with the following dialog:

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All components are required for installation.

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Note: The installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 requires an Internet connection. If needed, you can download offline installer for Microsoft .NET separately, and run it before iPi Mocap Studio setup.

Other components are included with iPi Mocap Studio setup.

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Note: Shell Extensions for Video and Project files are needed to show thumbnails and preview for iPi video and project files in Windows Explorer
  1. Press the Install button to begin installation.
  2. You will be prompted to read and accept the license agreement(s) by checking corresponding checkbox.
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  3. Press the Install button to begin installation.
  4. Upon installation is complete, you will be prompted to launch iPi Mocap Studio.
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  5. As soon as iPi Mocap Studio launches, you will be prompted to enter your license key or start 30-days free trial period.
    For more info about license protection see Licensing Policy.
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  6. Ensure that your graphics hardware is set to maximum performance with iPi Mocap Studio.

Recording Video from Depth Sensor

Recording a video from a depth sensor

Processing Video from Depth Sensor

Processing a video from a depth sensor

Clean-up

Clean-up

Export and Motion Transfer

Animation export and motion transfer

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Video Materials

Demo video

iPi Mocap Beginners Tutorial from Indecision Studios

"Car scene" by JeanDellac

Animation by NextGenReport