Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Modif: a free AI-based mocap app for iOS and Android

AI motion-capture specialist Plask has released Modif, a free iOS and Android app for extracting animation from video footage captured on a mobile device.

The app has already been available in Korea for a few months, but Plask is now rolling it out in more territories, including the US and Japan.

Extract full body motion from video footage and retarget it to a 3D character
Already available as a browser-based service, Plask’s machine-learning-trained technology extracts the motion of an actor from video footage and retargets it to a 3D character.

Modif packages that tech into a mobile app, with users able to crop videos captured on their phone or tablet, then have Modif extract the motion of the actor’s body and retarget it to a stock character.

It seems to be pitched more at social media use than the desktop service, with a set of cartoon-style characters to which to retarget animation, and the promo focusing on exporting animations as MP4 files.

However, you can export motion data to DCC applications and game engines in FBX or JSON format, and submit your own 3D characters to Plask for inclusion in the app.

And unlike many free mobile motion-capture apps, it is available for Android as well as iOS.

System requirements
Modif is available for iOS 13.0+ and Android 7.0+. It’s free to use to process up to 60 minutes of video, after which you will need to register a new account with Plask. You can process up to 15 seconds of video per clip.

At the time of writing, the app is available to users in Korea, Japan and the US.

Read more about Modif on the product website
(Includes links to download it from the App Store and Google Play)