Getting Started: Rokoko Studio (Legacy)

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Rokoko Studio (Legacy) allows you to configure, preview, record, and forward Smartsuit Pro body motion data. 

Before opening Rokoko Studio (Legacy), make sure to disable all firewalls on your computer and network as it might prevent the Smartsuit Pro from communicating with your computer. 

More information on firewall settings can be found here.

Please make sure to complete the following:

  1. Create your Rokoko ID
  2. Create a Team, selecting a Studio Plan and applying a voucher (If applicable)
  3. Enter a project

Getting Started Video Tutorial

Signing In

Before you can start using Studio, you will need to sign in to your Rokoko ID. If you haven't already created an account, please go ahead and create one first.

Signing Up

To sign up you simply need to click on the sign up link while on the sign in page and fill out the form and follow the described steps.‌

 

Teams Explained

In order to use the many premium features available in Rokoko Studio, it is necessary to create a team. 

After you have signed in you will be prompted to select a team. If you do not have any active subscriptions you can only access your personal account, otherwise select one of the other active teams.‌

Upgrade and manage your plans and subscriptions

More information on creating and managing your team can be found in this article.

Switching team

Since you can create multiple Teams, and because you will have a "Personal" Team created by default, you are free to switch between Teams at any time through the account settings icon in Studio.

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Offline Mode

When signing into Rokoko Studio, to validate the authentication, a stable internet connection is required. Once you are logged into Studio, you can work offline for 24 hours before you need to log in again.

Tip: if you are shooting on location and don't have access to an internet connection, create a WiFi hotspot with your Smartphone to log in. You can then revert back to the wifi hotspot mode again.

WiFi Settings Panel

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  • AT8 (different every time) - A human readable name for the Smartsuit/Smartglove. Click on the arrows icon mceclip3.png should change the ID.
  • WiFi network - The name of the WiFi network you want to connect your Smartsuit to. This is also called SSID. As you will notice right away when you click the dropdown, Smartsuit Studio will start looking for WiFi networks available to you. If you don’t see the one you have in mind, just wait a little. The list updates every five seconds.
  • Password - The password of the WiFi the Smartsuit should connect to.
  • Receiver IP - Your computer's IP address. We have made it easy for you by showing the available IP addresses but you can always double check you are using the correct one by following this article.
  • Receiver Port - The port which is used by Smartsuit Studio to receive messages from the Smartsuit Pro. Default value is 14041.
  • Security Type - The security type used by the WiFi router.
  • Frequency band - The frequency band of the WiFi router. You can select 2,4 or 5,0 GHz or Dual Band.
  • DHCP mode - If set to Automatic, the router will assign an IP address to the Smartsuit Pro automatically, while Manual would require that you specify the Smartsuit IP and Gateway IP.

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WiFi settings failed to apply

If you didn't succeed, no panic as it is most likely a WiFi setting issue that can easily be resolved. Please consider the following:

  • Verifying you disabled all your computer firewalls or anti-virus software such as McAfee (you can instate exception rules later on). Learn more here
  • Testing a different router and computer (you can even test the connection with a Smartphone hotspot)
  • Consulting this troubleshooting guide when the WiFi settings fail to apply.

HUB WiFi LED Explanation

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Smartsuit Pro Diagnostics Panel

To access the diagnostics panel, click on Newton(character inside Studio) and it shall appear in bottom-right.

Sensor colour indicators.

Each of the 19 sensors of the Smartsuit Pro can take several colours in the diagnostics panel.

  • Green: stable
  • Yellow: sensing magnetic interference 
  • White/Red/Grey: firmware/cable issue

Frame rate

The frame rate, in fps, will remain stable at around 100fps as long as your WiFi network can support it (signal intensity). When making a recording, should the frame rate drop, upon export Studio will interpolate to stabilise the frame rate at 100fps.

Switching between Newton and skeleton rig view

You can switch from Newton (neutral character mesh) to a skeleton-like figure by clicking on the icon at the bottom right corner of the diagnostics panel.

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Start Creating - Calibration: Straight Pose

Performing the calibration is arguably the most important step in the configuration process, so make sure not to rush through it.

Perform a "straight pose" (also called I-Pose), to calibrate the system by standing upright (but in a relaxed stance) with:

  1. Your arms down the side of your body touching your thighs/legs (see chart below)
  2. Your head pointing forward (see chart below)
  3. Your feet pointing straightforward (parallel) with a spacing of about 15cm between them. Tip: That spacing is pretty much your foot's width, so imagine you have a third foot in between your feet)

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Remember to stand still while the software counts down from 3 once you click the "straight pose" button:

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Recording, Filters and Playback

For more Information on recording, playing back, exporting and applying filters watch the video above, or read our article on the topic here.

Exporting your data

You can export your recordings in a variety of file and skeleton formats. Please see this article for more information.

Rokoko Studio Features & Subscriptions

By default, Rokoko Studio is free when it comes to the core features. To gain access to advanced premium features such as Rokoko Studio Live, Face Capture and Virtual Production (which are marked with a lock icon) you will need to subscribe to a Rokoko subscription plan. More information on the available plans can be found here

Rokoko Studio Live (Real-Time Data Streaming to the plugins)

Using our native plugins will allow you to unlock the Smartsuit Pro's full potential. Working with the plugins will allow you to apply Smartsuit Pro data (as well as Face tracking and Virtual Production data) to your own characters in real-time while working in the software environment you are familiar with. 

More information on Rokoko Studio Live can be found here

Face Tracking

With our Face Tracking Add-On, you can record or live stream facial motion data both by yourself or in sync with the Smartsuit Pro (and Virtual Production), directly inside Rokoko Studio or in the plugins. Learn more about this feature here

Virtual Production

With our Virtual Production Add-on, you can record or live stream HTC tracker motion data, both by itself or in sync with the Smartsuit Pro (and Face Tracking), directly inside the Rokoko Studio or in the plugins. Learn more about this feature here

Command API, SDK and Custom Integrations

Additional Premium Features

  • If you need to save more than 5 actor profiles, a premium license is required.
  • Learn more here

 

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