OptiTrack Motive

OptiTrack released the new version of their Motive Software platform. Tailored to meet the needs of the world’s most ambitious production studios and research facilities, Motive combines the best features from our past software offerings with a host of new ones designed to deliver simpler setup, larger volumes, and cleaner data.

New Features include:

  • All-new rigid body solver that takes advantage of additional information to produce more stable solutions.
  • Skeleton tracking has been significantly improved for many difficult tracking situations.
  • The calibration in use when Motive shuts down will automatically load when launching Motive.
  • Unlimited custom UI layouts can now be saved and easily retrieved. A default layout can be selected which will be restored when starting Motive.
  • Recording and playback of audio from standard Windows audio devices is now supported, and audio files can be explicitly exported from take files.
  • Graphs support toggling visibility of X/Y/Z components, a new Combined view, and box-selection for easy selection of individual keys and key groups.
  • Motive Batch Processor (through the NMotive scripting interfaces) now supports access and editing of scene nodes, channel information, and keyframe data.
  • The TRC motion file format is supported through a new exporter.

Feature Enhancements:

  • Skeleton tracking acquisition at T-Pose has been improved.
  • Added ability to set the current play range and looping control via NatNet commands.
  • Motive and the Motive Batch Processor can now run at the same time.
  • NMotive: Added support for Reconstruction settings import/export via cPropertiesProfileImporter/Exporter
  • When using the new CS-100, CS-200 or CS-400 calibration squares, the origin of the capture volume will be set to the bottom, outer corner of the calibration square. (See Diagram)
  • Motive's version number now appears in the title bar for easier reference.
  • Add a toggle button to "Attached Geometry" for showing rigid body frames.
  • Calibration Wanding take names now include a date/time suffix.
  • Added "Apply Preset" to the right click context menu for cameras in the Camera Pane to differentiate between camera presets and putting cameras in the Reference group.
  • The rigid body smoothing range has been increased to provide heavier smoothing at the top of the scale.
  • Unique marker identifiers are streamed in all stream types rather than simple member identifiers.
  • Custom sounds can be used as countdown sounds.
  • In QuickLabel mode, ctrl+click is now required to advance to the next label.
  • Rigid body solutions are recorded during 3D recording, removing the need to run the rigid body solver in 3D playback mode.
  • NMotive supports loading of calibration files, reference video export, and adding/removing assets like skeletons or rigid bodies.
  • New NMotive example scripts are included to demonstrate how to access and edit keyframes and node information.
  • During countdown, each second will emit a beep or sound bite.
  • As cameras connect to the system, their calibration will automatically be applied if it is in the currently loaded calibration.
  • NatNet unicast clients will now receive a "Disconnect" message when streaming is shut down.
  • Individual marker residuals can be seen in the 3D views.
  • PointCloud v2 has been updated to work with the latest changes in Motive's architecture.
  • The default exposure values for all Prime cameras has been lowered to produce sharper images.
  • Marker names use underscores instead of dashes in their full names.
  • Exporters output all skeletons or rigid bodies if none of them are selected during export.
  • Rigid body or skeleton names are pre-pended to marker names that are exported to CSV.
  • Rigid body smoothing and latency compensation have been improved.
  • Exporters support conversion to Meters, Centimeters, or Millimeters upon file export.
  • A small take is automatically recorded when setting the Ground Plane.
  • The first selected marker automatically becomes the marker seeded for pattern based gap fills.
  • Added WriteRigidBodyNull to NMotive's FBX Binary exporter.
  • Streaming output can be converted to Z-up.
  • Add new Motive Batch Processor example script AddMarker that demonstrates creation of markers from other existing markers.
  • Expose the Active and Visible node properties to NMotive scripts.
  • Add Units and Coordinate Space indicators to the CSV exporter header and increment the file revision number.
  • Expose the MaxGapSpan setting in Application Settings/Options. This is useful for telling the reconstructor how long to continue to attempt to recover a trajectory that becomes occluded.
  • Prevent loading layout if version is newer than current version.
  • Store software version number with take meta-data, and check it when reloading and disallow loading of takes that were written by newer versions of the software.
  • Disable all Prime camera LED status indicators during hibernation if the Aim Assist button LED has been disabled.

If you have a valid support contract for Motive you can download it here. If you do not have a valid support contract for Motive please contact us for information how to upgrade.

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