Reallusion have announced their new mocap plugin for iClone 6 and it looks good on the face of it. What can't be denied is the price point is very tempting indeed and if you are already the owner of an Xbox one with kinect then you are well on the way. We've seen kinect based mocap solutions before and they can be a bit hit or miss and the results can be somewhat jerky. Luckily Reallusion appear to have dealt with this problem by supplying a motion smoothing tool that allows small shakes, pops and the like banished. Or at least smoothed until they aren't getting in the way of the action/narrative.
other notable features include the ability to switch between multiple on screen characters without the need to retarget, suit and markerless tracking, floor calibration to prevent floating and a host of other options to allow users to create realistic animaitons, in real-time.
Head over to their site for more details and if you have any thoughts or experiences about mocap, cheap or otherwise let us know in the comments.