Real Time Motion Tracking in Cinema 4d

April 24th, 2012

Recently I haven been playing around with Cinema 4d and found a really nice tool for skeleton tracking from Kinect and sending all joints coordinates through OSC to a Cinema 4d plug-in. The plug-in automatically creates Null Object with every joint and records all movements as Key Frames. The tool is called NI Mate, made by Delicode. There are also plug-ins for Blender and Animata.

Here is a short example of me making a fool of myself in front of the Kinect :)

And here is a pre-recorded Cinema 4d Project, if you want to play around and dont have a Kinect device in hand.

NOTE (May 9, 2012 at 7:51 am): Another alternative to Delicode NI-Mate (which is now priced around 200EUR) is using OSCeleton and KiCapOSC (both open source).


mike says:
2012-08-30 19:07:22
Hi I would like to connect Kinect to my mac. Do I need the xbox unit or just the Kinect sensor? Thanks for any help Mike
admin says:
2012-09-10 13:19:28
Hey Mike, You do not need the XBox to connect the Kinect, but make sure that you buy Kinect separately, so it will include the appropriate USB adapter.
ricardo salazar says:
2015-04-08 21:39:46
hello there. do you know how to make it work with kinect v2? thank you

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