An innovative 3D motion capture figure has been recently developed by the Japanese company SoftEther. Dubbed Quma, the human-like figurine creates 3D computer generated animations and graphics in real time. The figure features a set of sensor-equipped joints in strategic places all over the body, which not only place Quma in the right position, but allow the user to move it freely.
If you hold up Quma’s right arm, the 3D figure on your computer screen will do the same, in real-time. While Quma is currently designed to copy human movements, the company says that this technology could capture any other shape or form.
For the moment, the 3D motion capture doll will ease the work for engineers when creating new video games, robot applications and simulations. A big advantage is that you don’t have to carry heavy power cables around, since all that Quma needs is to be plugged into a USB port and there you go. 3D movie enthusiasts will have to wait a little bit longer for that to happen, since the release date and price haven’t yet been fixed. Check Quma out in the video.