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Xsens MVN Animate

Optimized for use in gaming, film, animations and live entertainment

Tags: Motion Capture

Xsens MVN solution for 3D Character Animation including Xsens’ proprietary motion capture software MVN Animate. The MVN portfolio consists of full-body, wearable motion capture (Mocap) solutions. The Xsens MVN system is unmatched in ease-of-use, has robust and reliable hardware and produces production-ready data. Xsens MVN is the ideal tool for professional animators.

  • Production quality data
  • Magnetic immune
  • Ease of use
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Overview

Xsens MVN Animate is the first inertial motion capture system to deliver Hollywood-grade data outside of the volume in all conditions

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Xsens MVN highlights

Full magnetic immunity
Production-ready mocap data
Portable system, use anywhere
Pipelines for all major 3D packages
Enables height tracking
Multi-person motion capture
High update rate
Ultra-small and robust tracker
On-body zippers for easy setup
Complete product line
Long battery life

Software

MVN Animate is Xsens’ proprietary motion capture software.
It is used in conjunction with Xsens MVN hardware to capture the motions and stream or export it to your 3D package.

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MVN Animate features:

  • Easy and quick calibration
  • Real-time visualization
  • Playback and editing of motion capture data
  • Intuitive interface
  • Integrations with all market leading software 3D packages
  • MVN Remote App to start and stop recordings and for real-time visualization

MVN Animate integrations and plugins (Click the logo for more information):

MVN Animate Licenses

Licenses for MVN Animate are available as yearly subscription or lifetime.
The software is available in two versions: MVN Animate and MVN Animate Pro.

Feature MVN Animate MVN Animate Pro
Multi-person
Network Streamer (plug-ins)
Configurations Limited All
Magnetic Immunity
Reference Camera support
Export as movie
Time code & remote control

 

In order to use MVN Animate, you will need a working license. If you want to try the software we offer a 15-day trial.
You can download the software, find a trial and motion capture data files on the software page.

Learn more about MVN Animate

Hardware

The Xsens MVN product line has two hardware versions (MVN Link and MVN Awinda) with their own characteristics. The difference between the two versions is shown in this overview:

  • Awinda

Design Highlights

 
Ultra-small trackers

Ultra-small trackers

The ultra small trackers allow for rolls and stunts. The trackers are designed to withstand high impact.

 
 
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Sportive design

Sportive looking motion capture suit with accompanying shorts.

 
 
zippers

On-body zippers

The zippers give easy access to all trackers for a very fast setup.

Stories

Xsens Myth Buster

Oculus Rift + Unity 3D + Xsens MVN

Making of Love Has No Labels

Productions

The Xsens MVN motion capture system is used for many films and games in the previs or production process. Some examples can be viewed here:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Motion Capture for Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Guardians of the Galaxy

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Tutorials

Placing straps MVN Awinda

Tutorial 1

Putting on Lycra suit

Tutorial 2

Setup and calibration MVN Link

Tutorial 3

Indie

Xsens Indie Program

The Xsens Indie Program is here to support inspiring up-and-coming talent. It provide indies, student teams, young studios and game devs with access to Xsens’ production-grade mocap technology at an entry-level budget.

If you qualify, you will receive a free Xsens software subscription for one year, and only need to cover the cost of the affordable Xsens mocap hardware, resulting in huge savings across the board.
Xsens Indie Program in short:

  • Studios invest in Xsens hardware
  • Free Xsens software for participants in the first year
  • Access to ongoing support via BASE community
  • Available to companies with turnover under ~750k (EUR/USD)
  • Only available in US, Canada and Europe

Apply for the Xsens Indie Program

Cases

Xsens powers Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Guardians of the Galaxy
Xsens powers Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Game, set and match
Game, set and match
Xsens powers NoGhost’s data-led Wimbledon ident
Post23 – The Doll that Chose to Drive
The Doll That Chose To Drive
Agile motion capture in the Post23 office
O2 and Happy Finish produce immersive VR experience for Rugby fans
Wear the Rose experience
O2 and Happy Finish produce immersive VR experience for Rugby fans
Image Engine suits up for Independence Day and Final Fantasy with Xsens MVN
Image Engine
Independence Day: Resurgence & Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive
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