Innovative Product Design Breaks Down Cost and Accessibility Barriers Associated with Professional-Grade Motion Capture for Film and Videogame Industry; Smartsuit Pro is Now Available for Pre-Orders
COPENHAGEN and SAN FRANCISCO – December 13, 2016 – Rokoko Electronics Inc, a Danish hardware and software innovator, today unveiled the technical details of its flagship product — the breakthrough Smartsuit Pro — and opened pre-orders on http://rokoko.com/. Members of the film and videogame industries who rely on motion capture (mocap) for technical tasks such as pre-visualization, 3D modeling and character animation will be amazed by the immense functionality of the suit. Traditionally limited to the upper-echelon of film and game studios, Rokoko’s Smartsuit Pro aims to disrupt the marketplace with solutions beginning at $2245 (US).
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“Greater and simplified access to mocap will unlock creative possibilities, increase the quality, and lower the costs of 3D animation in film and games.” said Jakob Balslev, CEO and Founder, Rokoko. “Until now, however, the ability for the vast majority of creative teams to leverage this technology has been simply unattainable. The Smartsuit Pro breaks down all the barriers to entry with a simple, intuitive and cost-effective proposition.”
The Smartsuit Pro is a sensor-based motion capture studio in one wireless body suit. It enables users to capture the physical world with precision and ease. It is mobile, accessible and incredibly cost-effective compared to the traditional motion capture systems, which typically cost more than $100,000. Prior to its official unveiling, Rokoko has already placed units with notable, preselected creative teams at film and game studios around the world to great success.
The Smartsuit Pro benefits from a seamless integration with leading software development platforms, including Unity, Unreal Engine 4 and MotionBuilder. No technical expertise is required for setup, ensuring a wide range of artists and animators can leverage this critical tool to help transform their creative visions into reality with ease. Moreover, the Smartsuit Pro’s mobile design requires minimal space to operate meaning design teams no longer have a need for a dedicated studio space to service their mocap needs. The Smartsuit Pro meets the needs for the entire creative industry.
The Smartsuit Pro is ideally suited for both high-end studios that need a complimentary, nimble piece of tech to support their day-to-day development, as well as mid-range indies who’ve never had the chance to access mocap. Rokoko plans to begin fulfilling worldwide orders in February, 2017.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark — and with a core team located in San Francisco — Rokoko’s vision is to build and perfect an intuitive, accessible and mobile body interface that enables physical presence in the virtual world. After completing a successful Kickstarter campaign, Rokoko immediately embarked on designing and producing its flagship Smartsuit Pro. After receiving additional funding from Danish VC North-East Venture, the company has completed its design and rigorous, real-world testing to prepare for its full-scale production. Rokoko has been recognized with a first place finish and $100,000 prize at the Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival and an award nomination for Visionary Concepts from the Danish Design Awards.
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