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).