24th June 2016

Double Negative (Dneg) is one of the world’s largest providers of visual effects for Film with facilities in London, Mumbai and Vancouver. Recent work includes Interstellar, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Spectre, Ant-man, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Bridge of Spiesand Ex Machina. They have been an Xsens customer for many years and has been a valuable customer in terms of requesting new features and testing new hardware.

Last month we talked to Motion Capture Supervisor Simon Kay about the use of Xsens in their motion capture pipeline. You can read all about it in the customer case we made together with them.

Some interesting quotes from Simon Kay:

"A major advantage for us is the ability to export the raw mocap data out of the software at the end of the session with almost no additional processing. This means the data can be delivered back to the animators quickly, giving them more time to work on their animation."

"Sometimes they’ll capture one version of every action in a sequence to block it out quickly. Other times they’ll spend the entire session capturing multiple variations of a single action to give the director with as many creative options as possible."

"The quick capture and processing time gives the animator the opportunity to test multiple ideas for their shots."

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