Motionbuilder plug-in

NatNet, VRPN, TrackD, and Plugins
Post Reply
cjmarkham
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:55 am

Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by cjmarkham » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:02 am

Has anyone been able to successfully RECORD (in Motionbuilder) the marker data that streams from Arena via the Motionbuilder plug-in?

I see a recording function in both the OptiTrack (device) interface and in Motionbuilders interface, but I can't seem to get either of them to actually record any data.

Can someone from NaturalPoint please help me sort this out, or actually make this feature available.

Jim
NaturalPoint Employee
NaturalPoint Employee
Posts: 1395
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:00 am
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Contact:

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by Jim » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:12 pm

CJ:

Yes, you should be able to record, we support that. I will ask someone with more direct experience in this area to help out.

Sverker
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:40 am
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by Sverker » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:52 am

I'm having trouble with this too, in MB7.5 trying to record a couple of rigid-bodies (9 markers) as a test via Arena but MB won't record. Also "Update optical" does not work properly, instead 9 more markers under created my optical root when utilized.

Preferbly would like to use MB2009 but cannot load plugin in that version.

Thanks,

Sverker

yoshi
Posts: 174
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:00 am
Location: silicon valley

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by yoshi » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:41 pm

Here is a video showing how to record in MB:
http://media.naturalpoint.com/ftp/npupl ... Record.wmv

morgan
NaturalPoint Employee
NaturalPoint Employee
Posts: 200
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:01 pm
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Contact:

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by morgan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:08 pm

Hey guys,

This is also documented in the MB plugin User's Guide (html file) that installs with the plugin. If the documented procedure is not working for you let us know and we can investigate further.

MB2009 support should be avaiable soon as well.

laneway
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:08 am

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by laneway » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:08 am

hi,the problem exists in MB7.5 too.

eggboy
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:24 am

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by eggboy » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:29 am

Hi, I have a question: it is possible to stream to maya? or you can only stream to motionbuilder?

In the case of a character's face, in order to stream the data to that face and previz the expressions, must the face be rigged inside motionbuilder?

morgan
NaturalPoint Employee
NaturalPoint Employee
Posts: 200
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:01 pm
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Contact:

Re: Motionbuilder plug-in

Post by morgan » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:57 am

We currently only stream facial marker data into MotionBuilder.

To visualize in MotionBuilder you can either:

1. Use MotionBuilder's built-in Actor face. See the MotionBuilder help for more info on this.

2. Use a pre-built head rig. Suitable for a games pipeline. See our MotionBuilder Expression goody pack demo ( http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/d ... ssion.html )

3. Roll your own custom solution. This is what most of the pros do.

Morgan

Post Reply