SoftEther Develops 3D Motion-Capture Figure

  • Japan-based SoftEther has developed a 3D motion-capture figure dubbed Quma, designed to create 3D computer graphics and animations.
  • Quma is essentially a doll with sensors on each of its joints that allows a 3D artist to articulate the motion of characters and capture the positioning in a more intuitive manner (hold up an arm, for example, and the 3D figure on your computer screen will mimic the action in real-time).
  • The figure simply plugs into a USB port (no drivers or external power required).
  • 3D CG applications for Quma may include video games, robot applications, training and education simulations.
  • A release date and pricing has not yet been announced. The TechCrunch post features a video demo of the figure in action.