how to importing model to arena ?

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Hunter_Jonny
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how to importing model to arena ?

Post by Hunter_Jonny » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:46 pm

looking how to import my char along side the dummy inside the arena program like in this video.

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI59FAQvIC4[/video]

NaturalPoint - Mike
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Re: how to importing model to arena ?

Post by NaturalPoint - Mike » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:39 pm

This video was made with a very early build of Arena, using a feature that was put in temporarily for internal use and testing. It is not representative of the featureset in publicly available builds of Arena.

tvining
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Re: how to importing model to arena ?

Post by tvining » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:09 am

Hadn't seen this video before, but it looks like a Daz character, like I use. I get pretty decent results with Arena, but I can't say I've ever gotten such strict fidelity from Arena to Daz before as I see here, either with the (out of date) Daz plugin or BVH export. It would be great if something closer to this were re-instituted into Arena.

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Re: how to importing model to arena ?

Post by Seth Steiling » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:21 am

We don't have any plans to support importing of characters for rigging and/or retargeting in our software. With many capable tools out there for retargeting, we prefer to focus our efforts on motion capture specifically.

Since there's no actual retargeting going on in this video, the difference in fidelity compared to what you normally see is likely due to differences in system optimization/data quality and/or larger deviations in proportionality between actor and character (this is a biggie). In the case of this video, the actor and character are proportioned very similarly, reducing the need for retargeting. This often isn't the case though.
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