Red9 ProPack – Butterworth Filter – Animation Re-Sampling on Steroids!

Coming Very Soon!!!

This is a huge new feature for any animators dealing with dense baked data…. the Red9 StudioPack already has an interactive curve filter to deal with re-sampling animation curves but soon the ProPack will be getting an all new Butterworth algorithm, one of the main filter methods from MotionBuilder for cleaning up noisy data.

The Butterworth filter is actually derived from an audio filter so is superb at taking noise out and re-sampling animation data, we’ve taken this method and wrapped it into a neat, interactive tool inside Maya.

This will save anybody dealing with MoCap or facial data a massive amount of production time!!

New HealthManager added to ProPack

ProPack just got more powerful with the addition of a crucial new system to check the status of assets before they hit production. We’ve been using this internally for a while now to check our rigs before we ship them out to clients and we thought we’d expand it to all ProPack users…. 😉

Read more here: ProPack Health Manager

Red9 StudioPack : New Exchange Site Release

Great news for everybody running our Red9 StudioPack from the Autodesk Exchange website, this morning a fresh build went live which is Win, MacOS and Linux compatible. This is a big update for the Exchange Site codebase as the last version was nearly a year old. Lots of bug fixes, a few new toys for you animators to play with and deeper integration for the ProPack, including full exposure in the API Docs so you can see just how far the ProPack codebase has grown.

There’s also a new CodebaseTarcker.xml which will go through all the majors changes over the last 6 months or so.

https://apps.autodesk.com/en/Publisher/PublisherHomepage?ID=N5T4L2XRMP76

As usual get in touch and let us know what you think!

 

Sony Morpheus VR – London Heist

Client : Sony Interactive Entertainment London Studio
Project : PlayStation VR Worlds: The London Heist – Red9 Facial Systems

“The London Heist” was part of PlayStation VR Worlds, released in October 2016 along with the new PlayStation VR headset. We were tasked with the facial rig systems for the 2 key characters, Mickie and Frank, and this was the one of the first projects to involve the Red9 facial system, a task made even tougher when dealing with exploring the new medium of VR. It was a huge privilege to be involved in such a key development in VR tech and a massive buzz to see your work develop in the virtual world. Huge thanks to SIE London Studio for letting us be part of this key release for them.

Red9 ProPack : Animation Re-Director Update

We wanted to share this huge update to the Animation Re-Direction system in the Red9 ProPack. This new setup has been driven largely by the needs of one of our clients dealing with mass MoCap and needing to straighten out data shot in a tight volume, a really tough thing to do without a tool like this.

The new setup not only keeps all the power of the previous setups, allowing us to direct animations via curves, shaping animations, but also now un-wrap animation data.

As usual if anybody has any questions or is interested in talking about this or our ProPack pipeline drop us an email!

Delta Airlines – Safety Video Game

Client : Mi, Manchester
Project : Delta Safety Video Game

The project was for the latest in-flight video from Delta Airlines which is due to go onto all of their planes very shortly, the project also includes a HTML5 game! We were approached by MI in Manchester to do 6 facial rigs from scan data, 2 main hero rigs, the flight attendant and captain, plus 4 secondary rigs for the Chelsea footballers in the sequence. The flight attendant and the captain were scanned in LA, whilst we directed the facial scan sessions in London for the Chelsea players.

From the scan data we provided the facial models and the performance rig setup under huge time constraints but it was a blast!
Thanks to Mi and to Delta for their support!

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Red9 Pro : Animation Format Part2 : TIMECODE:

This one is a huge deal for anybody doing performance capture and managing cutscenes. We embed timecode into the Maya rig allowing us to reload and re-build scenes from multiple r9Anim files by referencing a timecode pointer. This will even allow us to sync animation data based on the internal timecode of a piece of audio.

Red9 Pro : Animation Format Part 1

We’ve spent a huge amount of time in developing a new animation format that does what ATOM should have done in the first place and that is to make animation data easily transferable between rigs, flexible and powerful enough to integrate into other systems.

Red9 Pro : Animation Re-Director

We did this first video a little while ago but never added it to the blog. The re-director is a lossless animation re-direction setup allowing you to dynamically re-path animation data in Maya. This make NO connections ot your rig at all, it’s all done by caching the anim data and re-applying it rather than making any constraints etc.

Red9 ProPack – Animation Systems updates now available to Clients

It’s been a while since we posted on the blog and we thought it about time we did a few new updates to show what’s now available in the Red9 ProPack to Clients taking Red9 Support.

Firstly don’t worry, StudioPack continues to get a lot of back-end updates and if you go grab latest from GitHub you’ll see we’ve recently added all the ProPack codebase to the API docs so you can see just how much we’ve extended the pipelines for Pro.

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