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.

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  • Production quality data
  • Magnetic immune
  • Ease of use
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Motion Capture Everywhere


Xsens motion capture can be used everywhere, in the studio, in the office or on set.


Magnetic immune

Xsens is the only inertial motion capture provider with full magnetic immunity in all conditions.


No clean-up

Xsens motion capture gives you unbelievable, production quality data.

Xsens MVN highlights

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

  • 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
  • On-body zippers for easy setup
  • Complete product line
  • Long battery life
  • Native support for Manus VR Gloves

NEW: Finger tracking

Xsens offers true full body performance capture using Manus VR finger tracking for MVN Link and MVN Awinda. We provide native support for Manus VR gloves directly into Xsens’ MVN Animate motion capture software.

The Manus VR – Xsens Edition

  • One pair of Manus VR DK2 Gloves (left and right)
  • One pair of Vive Tracker Straps (left and right)
  • Long-range wireless dongle
  • Full service hardware warranty: 6 months
  • 2019 Apollo Developer License (1 pc)
  • MVN Animate & MVN Analyze Plug-in (1 pc)
  • Support Xsens hardware and software by Xsens
  • Support Manus VR hardware and software by Manus VR

You can order the Manus VR – Xsens edition at the Manus VR website.

Order at Manus VR

What our customers are saying

“Instead of spending a couple of hours fixing anomalies, Xsens enabled up to simply slap on a pose and export it into the game – it gives us consistent data quality wherever we are,”

Alexander Damm

Avalanche Studios


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.

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

HD Reprocessor

After recording your data, you can process the data using the HD Reprocessor. The Animate Engine then upgrades the data and gives you the most accurate data possible.

The HD Reprocessor raises the data to the unprecedented production quality motion capture data Xsens is known for in the market. It does so by extracting more information from the same data set. It enables MVN Animate to process data over a larger time window to get the best quality out of your mocap shoot.

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.

FeatureMVN AnimateMVN Animate Pro
Network Streamer (plug-ins)
Magnetic Immunity
Reference Camera support
Export as movie
Time code & remote control
Batch export

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.

MVN Animate integrations and plugins

Xsens MVN Animate supplies you with the tools to connect your motion capture sessions to all market-leading 3D software packages. Be it via live connections or mocap data files, integration was never this easy.

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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:

MVN Awinda

MVN Link

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.


Sportive design

Sportive looking motion capture suit with accompanying shorts.


On-body zippers

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


Motion Capture Challenge: Gymnastics

Motion Capture for The Day After

Making of Love Has No Labels


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:

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

Guardians of the Galaxy


Placing straps MVN Awinda

Tutorial 1

Putting on Lycra suit

Tutorial 2

Setup and calibration MVN Link

Tutorial 3


23Lunes – The Doll that Chose to Drive
The Doll That Chose To Drive
Agile motion capture in the Post23 office
Bringing commercials to life with quick-and-easy mocap
Unexpected results
Bringing commercials to life with quick-and-easy mocap
Avalanche Studios
Avalanche Studios
Why Xsens quickly became a go-to solution for the Avalanche team
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

Educational program

The Xsens Education Program is designed to make MVN technology more accessible to programs, which are often limited by budgets and physical space. These schools can now teach professional motion capture anywhere there’s a WiFi connection, removing the need to turn rooms into makeshift studios.

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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

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