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Getting a bvh file from Perception Neuron successfully into iClone7

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Getting a bvh file from Perception Neuron successfully into iClone7

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Hi friends, hope you are well.
I just got a Perception Neuron v2 suit, which functions perfectly with the included Axis Neuron mocap software.
My stumbling block is characterizing/converting the motion file for use in iClone.
Thank you for any ideas.
< side-note FYI: I bought the PN suit (used) after much research, and it exceeds all expectations >


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It's pretty straightforward -- you just export the BVH (I use the processed BVH option, which applies smoothing) and then import in via 3DX.  Use the "Convert to non-standard" load in a characterization profile and then say "Convert" and then export the thing either direct to iClone or save it as an iMotion file.

I've attached my own profile if it helps:






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Kelleytoons!
Thanks for moving me forward (as you have many times before). 
It's still not 'straightforward' for me, though...the only way I can
successfully get a file from the PN suit to iC7 is by using your
(thank you so much) 3DX Profile. So there's clearly a lot for me
to learn from this point. Much appreciated.

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Always glad to help.

The Profile is just a saved mapping of the bones, which you can learn to do yourself (just follow the instructions in the Help button in 3DX).  But you only need to do it once for every "type" of BVH you import, and RL provides some of them.  Now that you have mine you don't need to worry about doing it unless you want to import some BVH from somewhere that isn't one of those provided types (which is possible, but now that you have a PN suit you probably won't need to look for motion files elsewhere -- I find it's FAR easier to just create your own motions than use someone else's).

Did you see the webinars Noitom has done the last two days?  They were SUPERB at showing the best use of the suit (I learned around five things I never knew).  I'm going to post links to them here as soon as they get the recordings up but I'm guessing they may do another one today (1pm EST).



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Thanks, those links will be much appreciated (or I should be able to find them myself, theoretically).


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Woah, I didn’t know Noitom did any seminars recently. As far as BVH export it’s all straight forward. I think maybe KT’s profile also has a t-pose? That was the trickiest thing for me at first. FYI if you export as a processed BVH file you can add a T-Pose at the head frame. Makes things a lot easier. For me at least. Then import all of the animations into 3Dxhange and save a bunch at once.

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There are lots more (so if you subscribe to their channel you'll see them, but this one is the best).




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Thanks Mike very useful!

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Excellent Tip, Thank You KungPhu! 




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