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Brekel Kinect Pro Face Motion Capture Test DAZ Genesis 5
Posted: 04 May 2013 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is my first attempt with Brekel Kinect Pro Face

I love it so far.
I captured my face with a kinect without any markers.
Exported from Brekel Kinect Pro Face to Daz Studio 4.5
Applied it to a Genesis 5 Freak 5 character
I also used the audio from the kinect mocap to generate a lip sync in Mimic Pro
Imported that in an aniblock
Applied an aniblock sales prensentation mocap to the body
Rendered it all out as an image sequence
Synced the audio and matted in the background in After Effects CS6

Mocap and Daz Clean up time was 1 hour
Render time: 525 frames at 30 sec per frame (262 min total)

I think its a promising start, What do you think?

View the animation on YOUTUBE.COM by clicking here.

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Posted: 04 May 2013 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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lookin good.

I tried the demo and its very easy to use,
I want the pro face and pro body bundle .....ggrrrrr Im trying to resist spending more cash this month

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Posted: 04 May 2013 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks
I broke down and bought the bundle.  Love Pro Face, can’t get Pro Body to work on Genesis.

I am thinking maybe laying an aniblock over the BVH may adust it, but I really don’t know what I am doing =)

Anybody had any luck with Brekel Kinect Pro Body and DAZ Studio and Genesis?

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Posted: 04 May 2013 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Next I’ll try using only Brekel Kinect Pro Body and Pro Face

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Posted: 05 May 2013 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Your mocap tests were impressive.  When you said “It looked really messed up so I applied a blank aniblock to the genesis figure. I then zeroed out the figure in that aniblock on a t-pose frame and..everything lined up pretty good.”  Was that instantly?  As soon as you zeroed out the figure, it immediately lined up? Also, would you consider trying that out on an M4 or V4? I am very interested in this and will definitely start saving my pennies if it works on Gen4 figures too!

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Posted: 05 May 2013 01:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks

Yes almost instantly It lined up pretty well.

I think the key is to have a good T-pose in the Bvh file, so that when you zero the figure pose in the overlaid aniblock all the differences even out. 

But that just a theory, as I have no idea what I am actually doing smile

In theory this should work on any figure, though it needs to be tested.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: 05 May 2013 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Here is an updated Test.

View the animation on YOUTUBE.COM by clicking here.
View the Stereoscopic 3D animation on YOUTUBE.COM by clicking here.

This is my second attempt with Brekel Kinect Pro Face & Brekel Kinect Pro Body

I LOVE THESE PROGRAMS!
… Sorry, I get excited

Here was the easy process to go from a Xbox Kinect Motion Capture to DAZ Studio:
1. Capture Body Movement with a standard Xbox Kinect sensor via Brekel Kinect Pro Body software.
2. Capture Face Movement and Audio with a standard Xbox Kinect sensor via Brekel Kinect Pro Face software.
3. In DAZ Studio, create a genesis figure.
4. In Animate create a blank Aniblock.
5. Import the Body Motion BVH into the base layer of the blank aniblock.
6. In layer 1 of aniblock Zero the figure pose to the T-pose in the Motion capture.
7. Import the Face export from Brekel Kinect Pro Face into a subtrack aniblock.
8.  Use the audio file from Brekel Kinect Pro Face in Mimic3 pro to generate a lip sync file.
9. Import that file into DAZ studio.

Enjoy and edit if you want.

All I did was crop out the T pose frames and trim the end frames.

Total Production
Mocap and Importing: 30 min
Rendering: 2 hours (got to love the genesis-bot textures)

What do you think of the results?

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Posted: 06 May 2013 12:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I am going to be keeping up with you and your progress.  Btw, doesn’t Brekel Pro Face do mouth movements for the audio?  I was watching a tutorial on it on YouTube and they had imported their model to match up and it was talking.  I have emailed a question to Jasper (the developer) about importing our own models for blendshape matching.  I am excited too!!  Keep experimenting!!

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Posted: 06 May 2013 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks for looking.

It does do mouth capture but I liked the effect of layering it with mimic (I wish Lyp sync worked in daz studio 4.5 64 bit)
There is definitely a lot more experimenting to be done.

Let me know if you learn anything.

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Posted: 06 May 2013 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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it does Joe (yes liked and commented on vid too)
you just need DS4 or 4.5 32bit installed as well and do the lipsync in that.
(can save and render in 64bit)
actually I was wondering how you used Mimic pro in studio?
I have in Poser saving the DSON imported Genesis figure as a cr2 and creating a mimic file from it using the supplied .dmc configuration file in mimic but admittedly never tried it in studio, (I myself use Carrara mostly with its mimic plugin)

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Posted: 06 May 2013 01:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Thanks
I am using Mimic much like you are except I am importing it into daz studio.

It’s been a while since I used poser so I am not sure if it totally the same.

I am just learning so I am kind of guessing in everything I am trying.

I’ll have to try your suggestions.

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Posted: 06 May 2013 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I just heard back from Jasper.  He says not only can you import a Daz Character right to the program to directly make the blendshape connections, you can then export the animation as a .PZ2!  OMG, be still my heart!!  Both of these programs are so affordable!  I will be doing a trial version for sure!!

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Posted: 06 May 2013 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Awesome.  I’d love to see your results

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Posted: 09 May 2013 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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nice vid

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Posted: 09 May 2013 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thanks =)

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Posted: 27 May 2013 07:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Well ... What about the walk, kick, jump, run.
you had success with this mode Brekel pro body?
I have Brekel pro face, and I’m creating the templates, in my case I export to Poser Pro 2012.
But I’m thinking of buying brekel pro body, but only if it is possible to take a few steps, walk 4 feet etc, etc..

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