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iPi Soft Heads to Machinima Expo

iPi Soft spotlights the best of what this growing animation art form, which uses video game technology to create 3D animated films in real time, has to offer at this week’s 2012 Machinima Expo.

MOSCOW, RUSSIAiPi Soft, developers of advanced markerless motion capture software technology, will be on hand virtually at this week’s 2012 Machinima Expo – the five-year-old event that takes place on the Machinima Expo website via Livestream and in Second Life simultaneously -- spotlighting the best of what this growing animation art form, which uses video game technology to create 3D animated films in real time, has to offer.

iPi Soft’s Founder and Chief Technology Architect Michael Nikinov will offer a presentation on Friday, November 16, at 11:30-12:00pm about iPi Motion Capture 2.0 – the latest version of the company’s power markerless motion capture software -- that is fast becoming an essential tool in the machinima-making community. 

iPi Soft is also an official sponsor of the event and will offer three basic licenses and one standard license to the winners of the Expo’s film festival, featuring over 70 films competing for the Grand Jury prize and 3 Jury prizes. The awards will be presented on Sunday, November 18th.

“Motion capture is such an expressive medium for machinima makers,” says Nikonov. Our goal is to provide content creators with the ultimate solution for creating believable 3D character motion conveniently and affordably without the need of a studio space, special lighting or background.

“Seeing the brilliant ways machinima filmmakers are incorporating motion capture into their art is truly inspiring, and we’re proud to be a part of this ground-breaking event.”

Machinima Expo is co-produced by Ricky Grove, who has been at the forefront of the machinima community as a voice actor and sound designer for over 10 years. He’s also a writer for and recently reviewed iPi Motion Capture 2.0, calling it “an excellent application that will continue to get better.”

"iPi Soft's motion capture software will change the way that machinima directors animate their films,” Grove says. “Forget the clunky, robotic character animation you see in many machinima films. Now, iPi Soft will allow you to quickly animate a character realistically and do it in hours right in your living room. The Machinima Expo is proud to partner with iPi Soft to present this cost-effective and simple method of "motion-capture for the masses." 

Source: iPi Soft

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.