As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to get my hands on motion capture equipment. And in May of this year it finally happened. I bought Perception Neuron 2.
To test it out I decided to create a short cinematic, with walking and gesturing. So I came up with this silly idea of a backrooms tour going wrong.
In early August I rented a dance room here in Moscow and conducted a pretty clumsy motion capture session, where I recorded various gestures and general movements. Then I ran all the data through Axis Neuron and Blender, did a little clean-up and retargeting, and then imported it all into Source Filmmaker. And so, "Backrooms - Intermission" was born.
Despite all the problems that have occurred during recording and clean-up, I am quite happy with the end result. And I definitely intend to improve my workflow.
Now here's the most important part: I'm releasing the majority of the motion capture data I recorded under CC0 1.0 Universal license for everyone to use. The following archive contains 27 .bvh files ready for further clean-up and editing.
"What's the catch?" you may ask. Well, majority of these files have corrupt data: misaligned feet, arms or fingers, frame skips, jitter and so on. But I think that this data may still be useful to someone.
These files run at 60 frames per second, so don't forget to adjust your scene's frame rate. For Blender retargeting I recommend using Rokoko's Blender Addon, which is exactly what I used for my video. The rest pose is T-Pose.