3D avatars and virtual environments with Optitrack!
Amazing facilities in LabLENI funded by the European Union through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) program of the Valencian Community 2014-2020 (IDIFEDER/2018/029).
28 infrared cameras record the movements performed by actors. Optitrak allows to capture those movements and generate animations in 3D avatars. In addition, two facial recording devices collect the gestures of the actors' faces for their integration into the 3D characters. In these facilities high impact projects are carried out in multiple fields. In all of them, there is a factor in common: the need to integrate characters in certain environments, digitally, to provide them with natural movements.

Mariano Alcañiz, director of LabLENI, explains that this “is essential to give realism to the characters that are part of a virtual environment and thus generate social presence and reactions similar to those that occur in real life. To generate emotions, realism and naturalness in the movements of the avatars are very important. And this is possible in our facilities ”.

See more info and video here!