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Motion capture

Motion capture

Motion capture is the process of recording actors’ movements and recreating them on digital character models. Professional motion capture and 3D animation artists in the games, film, and television industries use Autodesk motion capture software for:

  • High-volume 3D character animation
  • Performance animation
  • Previsualization
  • Virtual movie-making

Featured motion capture software

Create higher-quality, more realistic animations and increase your output by adding Autodesk motion capture software to your 3D animation pipeline. These tools help you record, clean up, layer, blend, and reuse motion capture data.

MotionBuilder 3D character animation software

Capture, edit, play back, and reuse motion capture data with MotionBuilder real-time 3D character animation software.
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Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software

Get advanced motion retargeting features, reusable motion capture samples, and more on an extensible production platform.
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3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software

3ds Max
Use integrated tools to combine motion capture data with other 3D assets for out-of-the-box productivity.
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FBX data exchange technology

Transfer and reuse motion capture data with platform-independent FBX data exchange technology.
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MotionBuilder forum
Discuss motion capture, MotionBuilder, Python, and Open Reality with your peers.

Free motion capture software for students

Join our Education Community to access free downloads of Autodesk motion capture software.
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