1 - Get Your Kinect
If you don't have a Kinect yet, you can get one from Amazon by clicking here
If you have a Kinect without a power supply, your Kinect probably came packed with an Xbox 360, you will need a power cable that you can get from Amazon by clicking here
2 - Get Fastmocap
Fastmocap is a motion capture technology, that enables the users to create natural and organic character animations in a very fast and easy way, taking advantage of the Microsoft Kinect Sensor.
You can choose between the basic and the pro version depending on the features you would like to have.
- The Basic Edition provides a default BVH export option, so you might have to use retargeting to make the animations compatible with your application.
- The Professional Edition provides different application specific formats that are directly compatible with your 3D application.
|Basic Edition||Professional Edition|
|Support for Microsoft® KinectTM|
|Real-time data smoothing|
|Fastmocap default rig|
|Free updates||Within the same major version||Within the same major version|
|Major update discount|
|Cinema 4D BVH|
|Maya BVH (download Maya BVH plugin)|
|Motion Builder BVH|
|3D MAX Biped BVH|
|Poser 6 BVH|
|Poser 8 BVH|
|DAZ3D M4 BVH|
A Kinect for Xbox 360 or a Primesense Sensor like the Asus Xtion.
Mac OS X Leopard or later.
1 Gb of RAM.
A Kinect for Xbox 360 or a Kinect for Windows or a Primesense Sensor like the Asus Xtion.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10.
1 Gb of RAM.
After purchasing the product, you will receive an email within the next 24 hours, with the instructions and the link to download your copy of Fastmocap.
For information on how to install Fastmocap, please watch the first tutorial on the tutorials page