Rokoko Launches Smartsuit Pro II

Oct 28, 2021 at 04:00 am by Warlord720


Motion capture suit maker Rokoko announced the release of the new Smartsuit Pro II - “a motion capture suit for independent creators”. Preorder's ($2745) open October 27th for a January 2022 delivery according to information provided by the Copenhagen-based company. 

According to CEO and founder Jakob Balslev:  
We’ve spoken with thousands of our users to identify what matters most and I’m confident that Smartsuit Pro II is improved on the points that add the most value for them and take their motion capture to the next level. Reducing drift, allowing for more high impact tracking, and unlocking multi-level tracking might not mean a lot to the outside world, but will mean the world to our users. 

The info further stated that Smartsuit Pro II is re-engineered for nicer animations. Setup is effortless so the suit can be used anywhere. A point well taken with most of us. Portable is becoming the name of the game as on-the-ball creators and mocap service companies are working on-site to better facilitate the customer's needs.  

The turnaround time of a project or scene is more important than ever with budgetary concerns and talent on the clock becoming expensive for most creators. If mocap can be done on-site, basically on-demand, some of that monetary pressure is relieved. Another important factor of mocap portability is the security of the project. In an age of eyes and ears everywhere, one must be vigilant to contain the spread of unauthorized information.  

With this in mind and focused on the creator economy, Rokoko believes the Smartsuit Pro II is positioned to bridge the gap between more expensive production methods and the modern-day content creator. More importantly, it puts an improved tool in the hands of creators that are used to burning time with workarounds and general mocap growing pains while hopefully providing an entry point for animators new to mocap but wary of keyframing or using canned animations. 

The price of $2745 or €2745, is steep for many individual creator budgets but the technology involved is not as cheap as we’d like it to be. A lot of creators do amazing things with a single mocap suit and larger budgets can afford multiple suits.  

Smartsuit Pro II https://www.rokoko.com/products/smartsuit-pro 

Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II

With the Smartsuit Pro II, you are getting some key performance upgrades including: 

  • - Ready for Multi-Level Tracking, so you can track elevation movement on stairs, ladders, and along the y-axis.  
  • - Optimized for high impact use so punching, fighting, and falling doesn’t compromise data quality.  
  • - Better locomotion accuracy over time, catering for a significant reduction in drift, meaning more reliable and longer streaming times.  
  • - Native integration into the Rokoko Smartgloves, so only one portable USB-C battery is required to power your entire motion capture system. 

The new Rokoko Smartsuit Pro II is available worldwide on Rokoko.com. Rokoko Studio is a free download for Mac and Windows. All products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. 

Smartsuit Pro II Features as provided by Rokoko: 

Smartsuit Pro II  

- Price: $2745 - Full body suit with 17 or 19 9-DoF IMU motion trackers (depending on whether purchased pre-configured for glove integration or as a standalone suit)  

- Connect to your computer via Wifi (100m range) so you’re not limited by wires or cameras.  

- Washable textile (nylon-based fabric)  

- Takes less than a minute to setup and calibrate - Multiple sizes (S, M, L, XL)  

- USB-C battery operated, with 6 hours+ battery  

- Multi-level tracking  

- 16g Accelerometers  

- 200 FPS streaming quality  

Smartgloves: 

- Price: $995  

- 7 x 6-DoF motion trackers embedded in the design that run 400 Hz  

- The motion trackers do not include magnetometers, so they are immune to magnetic distortion.  

- 3D orientation accuracy ± 1 deg - 2,4 & 5 Ghz - 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking  

- Fps: 100 - Latency: approx. 20 ms latency on a standard WiFi router  

- Range: Up to 100 m Rokoko Studio PC Minimum requirements: OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) CPU: Intel Core i5 3.00GHz Memory: 8GB GPU: NVIDIA GTX 980 Mac Minimum requirements: OS: Mojave 10.14.2 CPU: Intel Core i5 2.9 GHz Memory: 8GB GPU: Radeon Pro 555 2048MB Integrations:  

- Unreal Engine - Unity - Blender - Cinema 4D - Maya - MotionBuilder - Houdini - iClone - CTA4 - Isadora - Siemens Jack 

Smartsuit Pro II https://www.rokoko.com/products/smartsuit-pro 


 

M.D. McCallum, aka WarLord, is an international award-winning commercial graphics artist, 3D animator, published author, project director, and webmaster with a freelance career that spans over 20 years.  Now retired, M.D. is currently working part-time on writing and select character development projects. You can learn more about MD on his website.  

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