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Xsens Boosts ‘The Inheritance’ Real-Time Live! Performance at SIGGRAPH 2015

Innovative visual sculpture piece to be shown for first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015 alongside presentations from Autodesk, Dynamixyz, Morph3d and Unity.

'The Inheritance'

Enschede, The Netherlands -- At SIGGRAPH 2015, Xsens will demonstrate how inertial motion capture is being applied to film, game and performance art projects. One of those projects, a demonstration of the Taiwanese visual sculpture piece The Inheritance, has been selected as the lead performance for SIGGRAPH’s Real-Time Live!, giving attendees their first opportunity to see the project in the United States.

Created by Hsin-Chien Huang, The Inheritance uses Xsens MVN and real life dancers to manipulate 3D projections. As the dancers move, mocap data is applied to the graphics in real-time, creating a unique story that can immediately adapt to the creative impulses of the dancers and director.

Huang’s performance will take place during Real-Time Live! from 5:30-7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 August, West Hall B. Huang will also be a featured presenter in the Xsens SIGGRAPH booth (#337) at noon on Wednesday, 12 August 2015.

Xsens new MVN suit, and its compatibility with partner products, will be demonstrated throughout the week. Highlighted presentations include:

  • Virtual Reality – Xsens will be exploring how Xsens MVN works with VR applications through a live demo featuring the Unity game engine and the Oculus Rift.
  • Facial Capture – Live performances from Faceware and Dynamixyz show how patented facial motion capture technologies blend with Xsens MVN body tracking.
  • Character MocapMorph3D will demonstrate how Xsens MVN can be applied to 3D characters in the Unity game engine; while Autodesk will show how Xsens data feeds in Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya.

Booth demonstrations and partner presentations will take place at the Xsens Booth (#337) from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 11-13 August, in the main exhibition hall at SIGGRAPH. The full schedule is available now on the Xsens website.

Source: Xsens

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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.