Motive:Tracker

Engineered to track objects in 6DoF with exacting precision—with support for real-time and offline workflows—Motive:Tracker is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding engineering and research applications. Learn More ➝

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Tech Specs

Tracking, solving, and labeling

  • Track up to 2,000 markers with the industry’s most precise 3D reconstruction
  • Manual trajectory labeling for non-rigid groups of markers
  • One-click rigid body creation
  • Customizable rigid body solver parameters, including:
    • Deflection and flexibility
    • Dynamic and static constraints
    • Marker sharing
    • Kalman smoothing
  • System health monitoring and event logging ensure that every stage in the workflow operates optimally and potential problems easily are identified if issues arise
  • Multi-camera Rigid Body tracking
  • 3 marker minimum per Rigid Body for 6DoF
  • 7 marker maximum per Rigid Body
  • Max Rigid Bodies: 32
  • Redundant Rigid Body marker hand-off

Camera control and frame sync

  • Camera manager with drag-and-drop migration between camera groups
  • Synchronization control, including frame delivery and shutter offset
  • Setting presets for quickly tuning cameras to specific uses
    • Tracking
    • Scene video reference
    • Aiming
    • Custom
  • Complete control of camera settings
    • Frame rate
    • Exposure
    • Threshold
    • Illumination (strobed or continuous)
    • Gain
    • Filter Switcher
  • Full-frame, synchronized, calibrated reference video with 3D overlay for compatible cameras
  • Aim Assist integration for compatible cameras
  • Auto-masking of all 2D camera views with a single click
  • Pixel inspection tool for measuring pixel brightness anywhere on any camera
  • Back-projection of 3D marker data onto source 2D camera images
  • Detailed camera activity and health indicators overlaid on 2D camera views

External integration

  • SMPTE Time Code support for recorded and streamed data (via eSync)
  • Flexible real-time streaming:
    • Free MotionBuilder plugin (7.5, 2009-2013)
    • IKinema Action for Maya (2009-2013)
    • VRPN
    • Trackd
    • OptiTrack's custom NatNet SDK
  • Bypass the Motive UI and integrate tracking directly into your applications using the Motive API
  • External sync in/out:
    • Genlock (via eSync)
    • General purpose sync in/out (via eSync or OptiHub)
    • Broadcast simple XML UDP packet for start/stop record for triggering remote devices
    • Compatibility with 3D Shutter Glasses (via eSync or OptiHub)

Calibration

  • Automatic lens detection, with support for custom lenses
  • Support for standard OptiTrack wands and custom wand sizes
  • Calibrate multiple camera groups with unique settings
  • 3D capture volume visualization based on the desired number of overlapping cameras
  • Perform new, full calibrations or refinements of existing calibrations
  • Utilize volume visualizations and measurement tools to assess system health and tracking accuracy

Data management & post

  • New data management system:
    • Drag-and-drop asset management
    • Paste in shot lists from clipboard
    • New integrated Take files include 2D, 3D, and skeletal data, with optional 2D data archiving
    • Detailed file metadata for each take, including assets and health indicators
  • Optional offline trajectorization:
    • Improved solves for complex, high-density 3D reconstructions
    • Re-trajectorization with new camera or subject calibrations
  • New data scrubber:
    • Take health indicators reveal gaps in data
    • Channel view for X, Y, Z editing
    • Tracks view for quickly identifying and re-labeling or merging mislabeled and unidentified trajectories
  • Trajectory editing tools
    • Fix swapped trajectories
    • Fill gaps manually or automatically
    • Move trajectories up/down
    • Smoothing, with customizable filter cutoff frequency
    • Manual labeling, including support for custom markersets
  • Solve to skeletal data in Motive, or export opticals for external solving
  • Export formats:
    • C3D for optical data
    • FBX for optical, rigid body, and skeletal data
    • BVH for rigid body and skeletal data
    • CSV for optical and rigid body data

Camera Support

  • Up to 24 USB Cameras
  • Up to 96+ Ethernet cameras
  • Synchronized scene video reference
  • Multi-Camera calibration

System Requirements

Recommended system requirements can vary significantly based on camera model and count. Please visit the system builder tool to find system recommendations tailored to your specific setup.

Additional Info

  • Part number: MTV-TKR

FAQs

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  • The version of the software for which the customer's license was originally valid will continue to work.

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