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AI Motion Capture: The future of motion capture


Introduction to motion capture

Motion capture, also known as MoCap, is a revolutionary technique that makes it possible to convert real movements into digital data. This data can then be used to animate 3D characters in games and movies. Traditionally, this has been achieved using high-precision cameras, markers to identify joints or even suits with integrated sensors. 

The role of artificial intelligence in motion capture

With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), motion capture technology has also evolved. AI Motion Capture, or AI-Mocap, takes advantage of AI to revolutionize traditional paradigms. AI-Mocap can be used in two ways: AI-driven motion capture and AI-generated motion capture.

In AI-driven motion capture, artificial intelligence supports the capture, cleansing and application of motion data to 3D models. AI-supported motion detection, data filtering, 3D mapping and asset creation make it much easier to capture and process motion data.

AI-generated motion detection, on the other hand, goes one step further. Here, AI generates movements independently without the need for new physical movements. Similar to the generation of AI art, enormous amounts of movement data are used to train AI models and create new movements.

How AI Motion Capture works

AI Motion Capture works in a similar way to other AI applications. First, the AI must be trained. Large amounts of data are entered to teach the AI to process motion data and generate corresponding outputs. The output is then evaluated and feedback is given to drive the AI's optimization process forward. This process is known as machine learning.

However, as movement data is extremely complex, machine learning alone is not enough. To further optimize the process, artificial neural networks and deep learning are used. These networks, inspired by the human brain, can evaluate and optimize the output based on the requirements, minimizing human intervention.

In order to develop a competent AI for different motion detection levels, deep neural networks should therefore be set up and sufficient data, time and computing resources should be provided.


Which AI motion capture products are available on the market





Radikal is a company that specializes in the development of AI motion capture technologies. The company offers a range of products and services, including:

Radikal Capture: This software enables users to create 3D animations from 2D video recordings.
Radikal Studio: This cloud-based platform offers users access to a range of tools and resources for creating 3D animations. is another company that develops AI motion capture technologies. The company offers a range of products and services, including: Motion Ai offers a single camera solution as well as multiple camera solutions.


DeepMotion is another company that develops AI motion capture technologies. The company offers a range of products and services including:

DeepMotion Animate 3D: This software enables users to create 3D animations from 2D video recordings.
DeepMotion Body Tracking: This software enables users to track people's movements in real time.

Plask Motion

Plask Motion is a company that develops AI motion capture technologies for the creation of 2D images. The company offers a range of products and services, including:

Plask Generative AI: This software enables users to create 2D images that reflect the pose of a 3D character.

The advantages of AI Motion Capture

AI motion capture theoretically offers a number of advantages over conventional methods. By using AI, motion capture can be performed faster, more accurately and more efficiently. Here are some of the key benefits compared to traditional motion capture:

  1. Ai systems do not need complex hardware to record the performance. An iPhone is usually sufficient. 
  2. Ai motion systems are able to record the movements of a large number of people at the same time. Traditional MoCap systems require each actor to wear a special suit.

Although AI motion capture is still relatively new and requires a lot of research and development, it has the potential to revolutionize motion capture and open up new possibilities for animation and game development.

The future of motion detection

AI motion capture is undoubtedly an exciting step forward for motion capture technology. With the continuous development of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we will see even more advanced AI models and systems in the future. These will further improve motion capture and open up new creative possibilities. It remains to be seen how AI will revolutionize the way we capture and animate motion.

Overall, AI motion capture offers a promising future for animation, film production and game development. By combining human creativity with the benefits of artificial intelligence, we can create more realistic and impressive movements in our projects. It will be exciting to see how this technology develops and what new possibilities it will offer in the future.

Artificial intelligence and motion capture are a perfect match that has the potential to change the way we capture and animate digital motion forever. We can look forward to an exciting future in which AI motion capture will play an increasingly important role

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