This article goes through how to create an accurate actor profile for your motion capture performer
When setting up your Smartsuit, you will need to pair the live input to a specific actor profile. That actor profile needs to accurately reflect the measurements of the actor in the Smartsuit.
You will find the option to add an actor profile in the top left of Rokoko Studio. Simply click on the little '+'
The actor profile needs to be named, this is up to the user how they want their naming convention to be. We usually recommend the name of the actor, as even if the actors have the same height their body measures might not be the same.
You have the possibility of colour-coding the actor profile so you're sure who is who if working with multiple Smartsuits and actors in a scene.
The actor profile will be ready to use after inputting just the height of the actor.
Based on the height, Rokoko will estimate the other measurements of the actor, and these are usually quite accurate. But for the most precise data, it is recommended filling out all the measurements manually to fit the actor perfectly.
If you choose to do this, please continue reading to ensure that you measure the various elements in the most accurate way.
Measured from the back of the heel (calcaneus) to the tip of the second toe.
The distance between the tip of the middle finger on the left and right hand, with arms spread out on 90 degrees from the body in a T-position.
Measured from the floor, to the notch between your collarbone, in the pit of you throat (Suprasternal notch).
The distance between the left and right body edge on the backside of the shoulder (Acromion landmark).
Measured from the floor to the boney tip on the front side of the Pelvis, above the centre of your thigh (Anterior Superior Iliac Spine landmark).
The distance between the left and right bony tip on the front side of the Pelvis, located above the centre of your thigh (Anterior SuperiorIliac Spine landmark).
Measured from the floor to the bony point on the outside of the knee, located above the space between the shin and thigh (Lateral Condyle landmark).
The length from the tip of the middle finger on your left or right hand, to the tip of the backside of the elbow (Olecranon landmark).
We also have this fantastic video guide on how to accurately measure the body for your actor profile.