3DVIA Virtools is a virtual reality application developed by Dassault Systèmes. STT has developed a plug-in to handle the capture process within the application’s own interface. Through this plug-in, it is possible:
- To control the capture system.
- To display the position of markers in real time.
- To display the position of a person in real time.
MotionBuilder is a real-time animation application developed by Autodesk. STT has developed a plug-in to handle the complete capture process within the application’s own interface. Through this plug-in, it is possible:
- To control the capture system completely.
- To display the position of markers in real time and store the information as native data.
In this way, the STT system naturally integrates into the complete MotionBuilder capture process, which enables it to use all the tools available for real-time display and the creation of animations.
Vizard is a virtual reality application developed by WorldViz. This application enables the creation of virtual worlds using the Python programming language.
Motion Captor is integrated within Vizard using the VRPN server. In this way, the data captured is sent in real time and handled by means of Python objects, which enables it to use the full power of the application.
MCC is a virtual reality and ergonomics application developed by T-Systems. This application uses Motion Captor as a data source for the calculation of the position of a biomechanical human model. This model, developed by STT, allows doing the following in real time:
- To calculate the position of the person wearing the markers.
- To calculate the position of one or several tools.
- It is compatible with various models of articulation limits.
In the same way, MCC is compatible with various methods of image display, such as virtual reality glasses.
The integration of the STT capture system with MCC allows first-person display of 3D environments and interaction with these environments, so is it has been successfully used in:
- Virtual Reality: analysis of visibility within vehicles, display of virtual prototypes.
- Ergonomic analysis: workstation analysis.
VRPN (Virtual Reality Peripheral Network) is an open code library that works as a de facto standard for virtual reality applications.
STT has developed a VRPN server that makes it possible to control the capture system and distribute the data in real time using this format. In this way, it is possible to connect simply to multiple applications that support this format as well as to develop new applications using the data supplied by the real-time capture system.
STT has developed plug-ins to capture the position of fingers using data gloves. These plug-ins work simultaneously with Motion Captor, so it is possible to make captures of the whole body and hands, simply and automatically.