Friday, March 22nd, 2019 Posted by Jim Thacker

Rokoko’s Motion Library is coming to Maya

Motion-capture technology firm Rokoko has announced a new Maya integration plugin for its Motion Library, making it possible to preview or buy its motion-capture moves from inside Autodesk’s 3D animation software.

The news was announced during Autodesk’s keynote at GDC 2019.

Buy mocap moves recorded by leading Hollywood service bureaus within Unity or Maya
Launched last year, Motion Library is a set of mocap moves recorded by studios including the UK’s Audiomotion and Centroid, whose collective work includes Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonder Woman.

The collection is currently available for Unity users via an integration with the Unity editor, with individual moves priced at $3 or $6 each.

The upcoming plugin will provide similar functionality within Maya, with users able to preview or buy moves from the Motion Library panel inside the software.

The data is provided in FBX format, and is compatible with Maya’s Human IK system. Dragging a character rig from the Maya’s Outliner to the preview panel shows the move applied to that character.

Availability and system requirements
Rokoko hasn’t announced a release date for the Motion Library Maya plugin yet.

The current Unity integration is available for Unity 2017.2+. At the time of posting, it comprises 195 separate files, with moves priced at $3 or $6 each.

Read Rokoko’s announcement of its new Maya integration plugin for Motion Library