MVN Animate

Unleash your creativity

 

Whether it’s gaming, film, animation, TV broadcasting, or live entertainment, MVN Animate will give you accurate motion capture every time, everywhere. Its advanced inertial technology gives you clean production-ready data, both inside and outside the studio.

Self contained Works anywhere

Use Xsens motion capture in the studio, at the office, or on set.

Robust and reliable Magnetic immunity

Experience full magnetic immunity in all conditions.

More Realism, more possibilities No clean-up

Save time with clean, production-quality motion capture data.

Meet MVN Animate

increase-productivity-edited Live stream all data

MVN Animate’s proprietary motion capture software can live-stream all data to your third-party 3D package, such as Unreal, Unity, Maya, or MotionBuilder. It can also export data in your preferred format.

multi-actor-capture Multi-actor capture

Connect up to 4 systems for multi-actor capturing. Or combine with Xsens Metagloves by Manus to track finger movements. You can also make use of 3D position aiding systems like HTC Vive.

green_screen Real-time visualization

As the go-to software for professional motion capture, MVN Animate makes light work of calibration, real-time visualization, playback, and reprocessing, for efficient workflows and fast turnaround times.

Close up image of laptop screen showing character animation What can you do with MVN Animate?

A lot. Real-time 3D animation, data streaming, and reference video recording. The software has built-in timecode and remote-control plugins, handles data rates up to 158 Mb/min, and exports to formats such as ASCII (HTML), C3D, BVH, MVNX, FBX, and movie containers like AVI and M4V.

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Close up image of laptop screen showing woman and her character animation Best quality mocap data with HD Reprocessing

Xsens’ proprietary HD Reprocessing Engine gives you the best quality motion capture data available in the market. The processed data is instantly ready to be integrated into your animation pipeline.

 

MVN Animate Pro offers HD reprocessing locally. Additionally, you can make use of MVN Processing in/on MotionCloud to process your motion capture data from wherever you are – and share it with your team, wherever they are.

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Software options

 

Our software has three options to cover different needs and budgets.

MVN Record

An MVN Record subscription is completely free and enables you to do motion capture with one actor and record the files. It’s ideal if you have multiple systems in multiple locations.

 

To export and process your data, with enhanced performance, you can add MVN Processing in Xsens MotionCloud for only $295 per month or $2,950 a year.

MVN Animate Plus

Take a step up with MVN Animate Plus. Support two actors, and get top-quality live streaming into your chosen game engine (Unreal Engine, Unity, Maya, etc). Perfect for virtual influencer performances in real time, on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.

MVN Animate Pro

Our top-of-the-range version. Support up to four actors, or add on-body recording to capture motion from unlimited actors – even remotely.

 

Add more file types to your exporting. And bring 3D positional aiding and timecode support into play.

 

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MVN Animate

Consider these questions when making the best choice for the subscription:

Image of man at piano performing with lighting effects Are you streaming live?

Live streaming is possible with MVN Animate Plus and Pro. Streaming a virtual optical marker set is only available in MVN Animate Pro.

Image of two motion suit wearers sword fighting How many actors will you be capturing?

You can use MVN Record for one actor, while MVN Animate Plus supports two actors. Meanwhile, MVN Animate Pro supports four actors – or even unlimited actors if you use on-body recording.

hd-reprocess-editedNew Do you need the cleanest data possible?

If you want to make use of 3D positional aiding with either HTC Vive or GPS, to get high-quality data with less clean-up, you’ll need MVN Animate Pro.

CLose up image of software showing a character In what formats do you want to export your files?

You cannot export files in MVN Record and MVN Animate Plus. Use Xsens MotionCloud subscription to export MVNX, FBX and BVH files. In MVN Animate Pro you can export locally to MVNX, FBX, BVH and C3D.

Image of 3D liquid type substance Looking for seamless integration with third-party software?

We offer plugins for the most commonly-used software suites, like Unreal Engine 5, Unity, Maya, MotionBuilder, and Houdini.

woman)wearing_vr_headset_pixaby Are you using additional positional aiding?

Integration with positional aiding hardware such as HTC Vive and GPS is only available in MVN Animate Pro.

Image of animated character Do you need the extra features of the MVN Link suit?

If you will be using the (Remote) On-Body Recording feature, then the answer is yes, you need the MVN Animate Pro.

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Integrations and plugins for entertainment

Learn more about how MVN Animate fits into the ecosystem of full-body motion capture solutions.

 

See the software and systems we can integrate with here:

MVN Animate features

This table gives you an overview of the features and functionalities of our different MVN Animate software options.

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MVN Record

MVN Animate Plus

MVN Animate Pro

High Performance

Record motion capture files
Replay recorded files
Xsens Live Engine data quality
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Xsens HD Reprocessing Engine data quality
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Enabled through MotionCloud subscription

Enabled through MotionCloud subscription

Full magnetic immunity
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Number of actors supported

1 Actor

Up to 2 Actors

Multiple (max 4)

(unlimited with on-body recording)

Upload files to Xsens MotionCloud
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Exporting

Enabled through MotionCloud subscription

Formats: 
MVNX (position/orientation)
FBX
BVH

Enabled through MotionCloud subscription

Formats: 
MVNX (position/orientation)
FBX
BVH

Available in         
software

Formats: 
FBX
BVH
C3D
MP4 (movie)

Finger tracking Manus/StretchSense

Xsens Metagloves by Manus
Xsens Gloves by Manus
Manus Prime II

Xsens Metagloves by Manus
Xsens Gloves by Manus
Manus Prime II
StretchSense gloves

Xsens Metagloves by Manus
Xsens Gloves by Manus
Manus Prime II
StretchSense gloves

Live streaming: - Quaternian & Euler - Position & Orientation

Unity 3D
Unreal Engine
Maya 
MotionBuilder
iClone
Houdini

Unity 3D
Unreal Engine
Maya 
MotionBuilder
iClone
Houdini

Extended live streaming: - Virtual optical marker set
Stream recorded files
Plugins and third-party compatibility

Unreal Engine
Unity3D
Autodesk
+ various others

Unreal Engine
Unity3D
Autodesk
+ various others

Remote control
MVN Remote app
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Soft access point
3D positional aiding with HTC Vive
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3D Positional aiding with GNSS (GPS)
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Network sync
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Time code
On-body recording (OBR)
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Remote on-body recording
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Suit configuration: Full body Lower body Upper body lower body plus sternum
Scenarios

- Single level
- Multilevel
- No level

- Single level
- Multilevel
- No level

xsens-mvn-pro-trial-edited MVN Animate Pro trial version

Try MVN Animate Pro for yourself. Download a trial version and our raw motion capture files.

 

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awinda-at-a-desk Request a quote for Xsens motion capture system

Xsens motion capture systems deliver high-quality data in all conditions and environments.

 

Choose from smart bundles of hardware, software, and cloud processing options optimized for use in game development, VFX, cinematic productions, and live entertainment. We can assist you in tailoring the overall package to your individual needs.

 

Don’t hesitate to reach out, and we will help you configure your system, based on your needs and budget.

 

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Productions powered
by Xsens

Movella’s Xsens solutions have powered many famous movies and series. Take a look at these high-profile productions here. How many have you seen?

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Education Program for animators

The Movella Education Program is designed to make our technology more accessible to programs, even when physical space or budgets are limited. These schools can now teach professional motion capture anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection, removing the need to turn rooms into makeshift studios.