Press Release from Vicon
Denver, CO -- Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, announced that Gyroscopik Studios, one of Mexico’s largest 3D animation and VFX facilities, is opening Latin America’s largest Vicon motion capture stage at the new Chapala Media Park near their headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico – the region’s filmmaking hub.
The new mocap studio is home to a 10.85’ X 20’ meter capture stage and houses a 32-camera system from Vicon – with plans to double the number of cameras in the next two years. Gyroscopik’s studio is also equipped with workstations loaded with Vicon Blade motion capture processing software, Autodesk MotionBuilder, Maya, 3ds Max and more. The company plans to use the new studio and mocap system to extend its animation services into full body and facial capture and to generate new business from clientele in Latin America and abroad.
“We had to be sure we were making the right investment when choosing a mocap system, especially considering our plans for future development,” said Eduardo Vazquez, Chief Business Development Officer, Gyroscopik Studios. “Mocap is one of the most important tools in our pipeline, so we researched a lot of options, but ultimately chose Vicon, because it’s the best in the industry.”
Gyroscopik is a full service animation and VFX studio based in Guadalajara, Mexico with thirteen years of industry experience and an arsenal of professional equipment. The company works on a variety of high-profile projects for US and Latin American clients, including television programming, animated feature films and videogames. The company plans to put its motion capture stage to use on an animated TV series based on venerable Mexican comedian Cantinflas and is also currently working on two videogame projects for US clients.
About VICONAcademy Award-winning VICON is the world’s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, and match moving software. It serves customers in the CG animation industry, film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries. VICON operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters: a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for VICON’s service company House of Moves.
VICON is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image-understanding solutions for the Entertainment, Defense, Life Science and Engineering markets. Other holdings include: 2d3, a manufacturer of specialized image understanding software for defense applications; Yotta DCL our highways surveying business in the UK; and Yotta MVS, a leading US provider of data collection services for the assessment of property taxation.
VICON and OMG global clients include: Life Science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, The Andrews Institute; Engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and Entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others.