Xsens MVN

Tags: Motion Capture

The Xsens MVN portfolio consists of full-body, wearable motion capture (Mocap) solutions. The new Xsens MVN 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-ready motion capture data
  • Robust and reliable hardware
  • Ease of use

Overview

Xsens MVN Customers

 

See what customers are saying about the Xsens MVN system Experience Xsens MVN by watching the tutorials

 

The new Xsens MVN highlights

Production-ready mocap data

Ultra-small and robust tracker

Enables height tracking

On-body zippers for easy setup

High update rate

Complete product line

Long battery life

Portable system

Ready-made 3D software pipelines

Multi-person motion capture

Height TrackingXsens MVN

 

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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.

shorts

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.

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:

FeatureMVN AwindaMVN Link
VersionStrap-basedLycra suit
Trackers17 Wireless17 Wired
Accuracy Mocap dataProduction-readyProduction-ready
Setup time
Latency30 ms20 ms
Wireless data linkOne Awinda station
per actor
One Access Point
for Multiple actors
Battery management17 batteriesOne battery
Battery life6 h9.5 h
Wireless range Indoor/outdoor20/50 m (60/150 ft)50/150 m (150/450 ft)
Extendable
On-body buffering10 s120 s
Internal update rate1000 Hz1000 Hz
Output rate60 Hz240 Hz
AccessibilityWearable straps,
one-size-fits-all
Lycra suit, 5 sizes
Ideal for groups (education)
PortabilityBackpackSuitcase

MVN Link vs MVN Awinda

Software

MVN StudioMVN Studio is the software for motion capturing with Xsens MVN. MVN Studio features:

  • Easy and quick calibration
  • Real-time visualization
  • Playback and editing of motion capture data
  • Intuitive interface
  • Ready-made pipelines for Autodesk MotionBuilder®, 3ds Max®, Maya® Houdini, Cinema 4D and various others
  • Plug-ins for seamless real-time integration with, Autodesk MotionBuilder, Maya and Unity3D
  • Real-time integration in Unreal Engine via Ikinema LiveAction
  • Network Streamer compatible with CryEngine
  • MVN Remote App to start and stop recordings and for real-time visualization

 

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

FeatureMVN StudioMVN Studio Pro
Multi-person
Network Streamer (plug-ins)
Limited ConfigurationsAll
Limited ScenariosAll
Reference Camera support
Export as movie
Time code & remote control

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MVN Studio details 15 days trial of MVN Studio Xsens Motion Capture Demo Files

Cases

Xsens MVN brings DJ performance into the Future at UploadVR’s E3 after party
UploadVR E3 party
Live motion capture entertainment
Double Negative fully integrates Xsens in their pipeline
Double Negative
Double Negative fully integrates Xsens in their pipeline
Reliability. You value it when you don’t have it
Virtual Reality experience
Reliability. You value it when you don’t have it
Ted 2: Using Xsens for the grand dance opening scene
Ted 2
The grand dance opening scene

Movies

Xsens Myth BusterOculus Rift + Unity 3D + Xsens MVNMaking of Love Has No Labels

 

More videos at the Xsens YouTube channel

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:

X-Men: Days of Future PastMotion Capture for Tomb RaiderMotion Capture for Ted
X-Men: Days of Future PastTomb RaiderTed

 

See more productions powered by Xsens MVN

Tutorials

Placing straps MVN AwindaPutting on Lycra suitSetup and calibration MVN Link
Tutorial 1Tutorial 2Tutorial 3

 

Go to the Xsens tutorial Area

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