Animazoo shipping the GypsyGyro-18 Motion Capture Suit utilizing InterSense?s InertiaCube3 Sensors

Animazoo delivers the latest GypsyGyro-18 Motion Capture Suit to German game developer, Piranha Bytes, to speed production of Gothic III.

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InterSense, Inc., the market leader in body worn, inertial tracking technology, continues to support Animazoo, a world leader in motion capture technology, with InertiaCube3 sensors for use in the GypsyGyro-18 MoCap suit. Animazoo?s most recent delivery of the GypsyGyro-18 went to Piranha Bytes, for speeding the production of character animation in the upcoming game title Gothic III. Piranha Bytes is a German game developer who created one of Europe?s most popular role playing games with their Gothic series.

?The GypsyGyro-18 has enabled us to set up a MoCap pipeline for Gothic III in no time?, states Horst Dworczak, Lead Artist for Piranha Bytes. ?The system is easy to use with minimal set up and calibration so that, starting from scratch, we have been able to build high quality animations for the game within days?. In addition to in-game animations and walk cycles, Piranha Bytes is also using the GypsyGyro-18 to create animations for promotional and game cinematics.

?InterSense?s InertiaCube3 sensors allow us to create a robust, easy to use, wireless motion capture solution for all of our clients?, states Ali Kord, Founder & CTO of Animazoo. ?The smooth inertial data combined with the GypsyGyro technology produces motion capture data requiring little or no cleanup.?

The sourceless InertiaCube3 sensors provide data capture with no occlusions or marker swapping and none of the data tagging issues associated with optical or magnetic systems. The wireless operation of the GypsyGyro-18 allows the suit to be used either indoors or out with a capture area larger than the size of a football field.

See the GypsyGyro-18 in action at SIGGRAPH 2005, the 32nd Annual Computer Graphics Exhibition in Los Angeles from August 2 to 4. Representatives from Animazoo will be at the Meta Motion booth #1455 demonstrating the GypsyGyro-18. InterSense will be in booth #2061 demonstrating the Wireless InertiaCube3 product along with other InterSense inertial-based tracking products.