Disguise Announces ‘Invisible’ Tech Bundle for Real-Time Makerless Motion Capture

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disguise has announced the availability of Invisible — a complete technology bundle for real-time markerless motion capture developed in partnership with Move.ai. By removing the need for markers, wearable suits and long calibration setups, Invisible allows anyone to easily mirror their movements onto a character rig within disguise’s Designer software, all in real-time.

The solution — which can track up to two people at once — leverages Move.ai’s patented Invisible real-time markerless mocap software to extract natural human motion from video using advanced AI.

Whether it’s for a live broadcast watched by millions, a concert crossing into the metaverse or the latest feature film, creative teams can leverage the Invisible solution to stand out to audiences in new ways. For broadcasters, the motion capture data can be used to drive gesture-triggered graphs, scene changes, or accurate shadows for talent on set. For filmmakers, it enables the capture of 3D characters that seamlessly interact with real actors or even drive movement-triggered effects like smoke and fire. For live event companies, the Invisible solution can transport performers into a game universe with avatars that instantly replicate their movements, without restrictive and expensive mocap suits.

No compromises need be made to creative vision, with motion capture data directly integrated into the disguise Designer software for complete control and visibility throughout production. The Invisible software integrates with the scalable processing capabilities of disguise hardware, ensuring a high-fidelity real-time output to LED stages and virtual production volumes of various sizes.

There’s a video on how it works:

Additional benefits for customers include:

  • Stress-free creativity — Talent can act without restrictions, enabling them to give their best performance.
  • Faster turnarounds — Get real-time motion capture that’s set up and ready to go in a matter of hours, not weeks.
  • More cost-effective productions — Save time and money by eliminating the need for extensive post-production work while no longer transporting cast and crew to new locations.
  • Automated graphics — In broadcast and xR productions, an operator typically triggers graphics manually, requiring rigorous choreographing and tracking systems and an expensive Capex procurement model for multi-cam systems. With Invisible, you can automate your graphics by triggering them through movement.

To demonstrate the powerful integration that stems from the disguise and Move.ai partnership, experimental creative studio FutureDeluxe took its multiplatform Spirits 3.0 avatars into Unreal Engine. It then built a custom environment for an interactive, markerless motion capture experience on stage at Cannes Film Festival earlier this month.