RKK Video FAQ

  • Tips to optimize your capture quality

     

    Follow these steps to make sure you get the best capture quality:

    1. The full body of one individual is in the frame at all times
    2. Avoid loose clothing. Likewise, avoid black clothing
    3. Ensure the camera is always stable (for example, on a tripod)
  • Where can I learn how to use Rokoko Video?

     

    We recommend starting with avideo tutorial created by our Creative Director, Sam. You can also head to our Discord to engage directly with us and other Rokoko Video creators.

  • How long does it take to process the mocap?

     

    After capturing the motion and trimming the clip, you can click 'Animate' to begin processing the data. Generally, for every 10 seconds of data, it'll take around 30-40 seconds to process. But sometimes it can take a little longer, depending on server loads.

  • What if I don't see anything when I open Rokoko Studio?

     

    Firstly, please make sure you're using Rokoko Studio Beta, and not Rokoko Studio Legacy. Inside Rokoko Studio, you need to click 'refresh' on the dashboard to update your library with the data that has just been captured.

  • Why buy mocap tools, like the Smartsuit Pro, if I can use Rokoko Video?

     

    Rokoko Video is a great entry point in the world of motion capture, as well as a handy tool for pre-visualisation. Even though its ease of use, free price and data quality are very appealing, there will still be many situations where robust mocap tools like theSmartsuit Pro II,SmartglovesandFace Captureare needed, for example:

    1. Data quality: especially for more complex motions, inertial mocap tools, like theSmartsuit Pro II,provide higher fidelity capture.
    2. Occlusion: the A.I. relies on a complete view of the performer to estimate the skeleton's position. This means that occluded limbs will translate in less good tracking capabilities, either because the performer is outside of the video frame or because the position of the body of the performer makes it more difficult for the A.I. to make an estimate. With sensor based mocap, this is not an issue (and actually one of the main reasons even high-end productions turn to inertial mocap, likeTrizz.tv's Dulux commercial).
    3. Real-time vs post-processed data: with A.I. motion capture, post processing is heavy but needed to generate the animation file, meaning it's very hard (unless you cut some big corners) to generate the animation in real-time. This is not an issue with Rokoko's inertial mocap tools: real-time integrationsare supported for all major 3D software.
    4. Face and finger capture: even though video based face capture solution, likeRokoko Face Capture, are possible, this is not the case yet for finger tracking: a solution like theSmartglovesis still needed.
    5. Tracking space: background and lighting are important to capture a clear video (and thus a good animation), as is distance to the camera. Inertial tracking can offer more flexibility in this regard as well (the tracking area is as big as the WiFi range of your router and lighting or other environmental factors are irrelevant).
    6. Multiple performer recordings: today, there are no convincing A.I. motion capture tools that can capture more than 1 performer in the same recording. WithRokoko's inertial mocap toolshowever, up to 5 performer's motions can be captured at once.
  • Where can I get more help?

     

    You're always welcome to reach out to our support team, but we also suggest checking outour Discordfor faster responses and help from our community. Otherwise, be sure to check out ourYoutube channelfor tutorials.

  • What video resolution should I upload to Rokoko Video?

     

    The Rokoko Video AI doesn’t necessarily need high resolution video inputs to generate the animation data, in most cases a compressed file will work just as well (and this also means that the processing time for your file will be faster). What matters most for the AI is clarity of the actor’s body, so you can optimise your space with good lighting and background, as well as clothing that makes it apparent where your body joints are placed.

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