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Free Product Updates For Genesis 3 – Ambient Moves and Spy Moves Genesis

We recently provided free updates on Daz3D to both our Ambient Moves and Spy Moves Genesis Packs to provide full Genesis 3 (Male and Female) support. These were done by request in order to provide full functionality with the latest products.

We will consider updating our products to new characters to Genesis 3 upon request, but it’s up to you, our fans and customers, to let us know what you would like to see updated. Please use our contact form here to let us know!

Sci Fi Genesis Volume 3 – Coming Soon

Sci Fi Genesis: Volume 3 completes our remastering of the original Sci Fi Moves, expanding the action for the Genesis characters. And like the earlier Sci Fi Genesis packs, this is more than just a remaster; there are brand new poses to enhance your sci fi epic with!

Now supporting Genesis 3 Male and Female!

See all motion captures at work here:


 
This pack comes with 16 different motion captured animations, all of which have been optimized for the Genesis, Genesis 2, and Genesis 3 characters so they can be applied with just a couple of clicks into your own animated scene.

We have also provided each animation in these formats:

  • aniBlock
  • .PZ2
  • .BVH and
  • .DUF format especially for DAZ Studio.

We’ve also included 80 still poses for each character, so still artists can use the product as well.

Among the motion captures:

  • Bridge Hit Sitting A
  • Bridge Hit Sitting B
  • Bridge Hit Sitting C
  • Bridge Hit Sitting D
  • Energize
  • Engage
  • Medical Scanner
  • Portable Scanner
  • Recon Team Point
  • Recon Team Rifle
  • Recon Team Scanner
  • Traditional Scanner Reading
  • Transporter Pad A
  • Transporter Pad B
  • Transporter Pad C
  • Wormhole Dial Home

Coming Soon!

Ambient Moves Volume 1 – Coming Soon

With all new content, we have our first release of motion capture that supports Genesis 3 Female! See all motion captures at work here:

Ambient Moves 1 is a collection of background and supporting animations, as well as additional action poses for the stars of your show. From the bystanders to the adventurers, Ambient Moves has the animations to enhance your next animation with!

This pack comes with 18 different motion captured animations, all of which have been optimized for the Genesis 3 Female, Genesis 2 Female, Genesis 2 Male, and Genesis characters so they can be applied with just a couple of clicks into your own animated scene.

We have also provided each animation in these formats:

  • aniBlock
  • .PZ2
  • .BVH and
  • .DUF format especially for DAZ Studio.

We’ve also included over 75 still poses for each character, so still artists can use the product as well.

Among the motion captures:

  • Crouch From Explosion
  • Crouch To Walk
  • Hands To Face In Shock
  • Idle A
  • Idle B
  • Idle C
  • Idle Newspaper
  • Look Into Pit
  • Look Up In Wonder
  • Overhand Throw
  • Recoil Along Ground
  • Run To Edge Stop Balance
  • Sideways Throw
  • Simple Walk
  • Simple Walk And Turn
  • Simple Walk Stop Turn Walk
  • Walk Into Surprise
  • Walk To Crouch

Coming Soon!

Sci Fi Moves Genesis Volume 2 – Coming Soon

The conversion of our older M4/V4-only pose packs to the newer DAZ Genesis/Genesis 2 Female/Genesis 2 Male figures continues with the second volume of Sci-Fi Moves Genesis. See all motion captures at work here:

Sci Fi Genesis 2 continues our remastering of the original Sci Fi Moves, bringing even more action to the Genesis characters. And like the earlier Sci Fi Genesis pack, this is more than just a remaster; there are brand new poses to enhance your sci fi epic with!

This pack comes with 17 different motion captured animations, all of which have been optimized for the Genesis, Genesis 2 Female and Genesis 2 Male characters so they can be applied with just a couple of clicks into your own animated scene.

We have also provided each animation in these formats:

  • aniBlock
  • .PZ2
  • .BVH and
  • .DUF format especially for DAZ Studio.

We’ve also included over 100 still poses for each character, so still artists can use the product as well.

Among the motion captures:

  • Airlock Shunt
  • Blaster Rifle Boom
  • Blaster Rifle Breach Wall
  • Blaster Rifle Crouch
  • Blaster Rifle Heating
  • Blaster Rifle Standing
  • Chest Comm Badge
  • Comm Flip Walking
  • Console Explosion B
  • Engineer Cutting 1 Hand
  • Engineer Welding High Loop
  • Force Open 1 Door
  • Force Open 2 Doors
  • Forcefield Touch A
  • Forcefield Touch B
  • Rifle Crouchwalk Loop
  • Rifle Crouchwalk Sweep Loop

Coming Soon!

Sci Fi Moves Genesis Volume 1 – Coming Soon

We’re continuing to convert our older M4/V4-only pose packs to the newer DAZ Genesis/Genesis 2 Female/Genesis 2 Male figures. The latest pack to get the treatment is the Sci-Fi Moves Genesis – Volume 1. Check out the trailer showing all the motion captures here:

Sci Fi Genesis is our remastering of the original Sci Fi Moves, bringing the action to the Genesis range of characters. But we’ve gone above and beyond just a simple remaster; we’ve provided brand new poses to introduce into your science fiction epic!

This pack comes with 16 different motion captured animations, all of which have been optimised for Genesis, Genesis 2 Female and Genesis 2 Male characters so they can be applied with just a couple of clicks into your own animate scene.

We have also provided each animation in these formats:

  • aniBlock
  • .PZ2
  • .BVH and
  • .DUF format especially for DAZ Studio.

We’ve also included 90 still poses for each character, so still artists can use the product as well.

Among the motion captures:

  • Blaster Boom
  • Blaster Crouch
  • Blaster Heating
  • Blaster Standing
  • Bridge Hit Standing A
  • Bridge Hit Standing B
  • Bridge Hit Standing C
  • Broken Comm Headpiece
  • Console Explosion A
  • Console Operation Standing
  • Console Operation Standing Panicked
  • Taser Shock Long
  • TK Choke Dark Lord
  • TK Choke Minion A
  • TK Choke Minion B
  • Use Wrist Computer

Coming Soon!

 

 

True Crimes: The Shooting Mocap Pack Coming Soon!

We’ve just finished putting together the work on a new motion-capture pack of animations for you. True Crimes: The Shooting is the first in a series of complete mocap scenes that you can add to your animated projects using DAZ|Studio’s Genesis, G2M, or G2F characters.

One of the big challenges that we have faced as animators – and we’re pretty sure that you’ve faced it too – is that it’s tough to come up with complete scenes from existing motion capture data. You are either faced with keyframing data, trying to make existing mocap fit, or investing in your own capture system. It’s a challenge any way you look at it.

So, we want to make things easier. We want to see more people doing animations and one of the tools that we’re going to provide to help you do more animated films is complete mocap scenes. Each self-contained scene will have multiple characters all interacting, giving you plenty of opportunities to shoot the scene the way you want. You can either animate the scenes as a single take, or, if you want to get more sophisticated, you can set up multiple cameras and animate the scene with multiple cuts and angles.

In this short scene, a gunman confronts a snitch. We’ve even given you the choice of two endings – one where things don’t end well for the snitch, and one where things don’t end well for either of the two characters. As always, we provide data in aniBlock, PZ2, and BVH format – and we’ve also added in dozens of still poses for the still artists out there!

We’ve picked the theme of True Crimes for our first set of mocap scenes, which will allow us to provide lots of motion capture of thrilling action – just the kind of mocap we love doing. Look at the rest of our catalog if you want proof! Expect lots of Film-noir style action from this and upcoming packs. But remember that you can go way beyond the film-noir genre. True Crimes: The Shooting can be used in almost any setting – film noir, thriller, pulp, superhero, science fiction and even westerns!

Look for True Crimes: The Shooting to be available soon, and look for more in the True Crimes series in the coming months!

Posermocap, Daz|Studio, and Octane Muzzle Flash Effects video

We decided to put together a short animated clip showing the workflow of animating in Daz|Studio and rendering through OTOY’s Octane Render plugin. We used our own mocap files and Daz3d’s Genesis figure to create the following animated clip. Octane produces some very attractive images at amazing speed. Bringing Octane into the workflow required a few small tweaks to how we did things, but things worked very well when we did the finishing in Adobe After Effects. Have a look below:

Here are some observations about the process:

1. Octane fits very easily into the production workflow, although as an unbiased renderer, it gives more of a temptation to do everything “in camera” as opposed to rendering in layers and bringing it all together in compositing software.

2. It does take some pre-planning, but rendering out illumination from each light source separately gives a lot more flexibility in applying effects. The primary illumination was done using an HDR image. Illumination for the muzzle flash was done by first creating a muzzle flash prop as an OBJ file and parenting that to the rifle’s muzzle. Then, this was turned into a light emitter and the frames where the shot happens were rendered out with the emitter opacity set to zero. This gave the illumination without the emitter being visible in the scene. By rendering out only those frames where a gunshot occurs and compositing those with the main footage in After Effects, I was able to create the “flash” without burning any more render time than needed.

3. Any motion blur was done in After Effects using the Re-Vision FX Reelsmart Motion Blur plugin. No suprises – it does play nicely with Octane footage.

Here’s the assets that were used in the shot:

Michael 5 – We used Genesis with the Michael 5 morph to create the figure. The face was custom generated in Facegen.

Cody Hair for M6 – This is a Fibermesh hair that worked very well with custom Octane hair shaders to give a very realistic look under Octane’s Pathtracing kernel. It took a little bit of adjustment to get it to fit with Genesis, but once in place, it was just fine.

Unshaven Beard for Genesis – Again, a Fibermesh hair product that adjusted well to the custom facial morph and took the octane hair shaders as well.

War Dog for Genesis – The War Dog outfit by Luthbel is a great set of clothing for military and paramilitary characters. The straps and other accessories were turned off, and the pants had a custom color map created.

ICE Pack Three – We grabbed the rifle and eyewear from this set of military accessories for M4. This is an outstanding set that can give your figures some great-looking modern military gear.

Car Ranger – The vehicle Genesis uses for cover in this shot is the Car Ranger. A great-looking modern SUV. Octane also comes with custom car paint shaders that you can drag and drop onto the prop to get that perfect new car look right out of the box.

Behind the Neighborhood – Daz Studio artist DzFire did an amazing job on this environment. The brick buildings combine to give a dirty and grungy feel of a decaying urban alleyway –  the perfect place for a shootout.

 

Everyday Moves for Genesis, G2F, and G2M Coming Soon!

Hey, we wanted to give you an update on our latest motion capture pack. We just put the finishing touches on Everyday Moves. Now, normally we really like to do a lot of action and adventure mocap, but this time we wanted to put together a collection of motion captured animations for Genesis, Genesis 2 Male, and Genesis 2 Female that takes us right into everyday actions.

Take a look at the preview video below:

We’ve included animations for pacing, using cell phones, even trash talking. These can be used for short, quick animations, or they make the perfect starting point if you’re just getting into animation with DAZ|Studio. As always, these are going to be available in aniBlock, PZ2, and .BVH format. And, as you come to expect from the animations that we offer, these are going to be optimized right out of the box for the latest DAZ3D figures.

We’ll let you know the instant these are actually available for sale, so keep checking back. As the saying goes, your patience will be rewarded.

Two New Products! – Zombie Moves Genesis and Spy Moves Genesis

We have been busy at Posermocap.com, working on refining and creating motion captured animations for not one, but two separate products! We are very pleased to announce Zombie Moves Genesis and Spy Moves Genesis. These packs are designed strictly for use with the new Genesis and Genesis 2 figures from DAZ3d and each pack will provide mocap in Aniblock, PZ2, and BVH formats, allowing you to use the motion captures in a variety of programs.

Zombie Moves Genesis

The ultimate zombie motion capture pack takes the proven quality of Zombie Moves 1 and Zombie Moves 2 and optimizes them specifically for Genesis and Genesis 2. Each of the eighteen mocap files also comes with a mirrored copy. Also, if you use GoFigure’s Animate plugin for DAZ|Studio, you will find that many of the animated walks will loop and blend together.

We also added in a number of other animations, such as transition mocaps between arms up and arms down – allowing you to blend between the classic walks and the “shuffle-sway” walk. And, to make the zombie-hunters happy, we also included some “head shot” mocaps which will allow you to make sure the zombies stay dead.

Spy Moves Genesis

Not content to leave well enough alone with the Zombie Moves Genesis pack, we decided that we just had to convert our best-selling Spy Moves pack over to Genesis and Genesis 2. All of the motion-captures in the classic pack are there and we added a whole bunch of new ones that will really allow you to amp up the energy in your animations.There are sixteen motion captures as well as mirrored versions. Like the Zombie Moves Genesis pack, the Spy Moves Genesis motion-capture pack comes in Aniblock, PZ2, and BVH formats. We’ve also reworked a number of the motion-captures so that looping and blending between select mocaps is possible.

These are coming very soon. Keep checking back here for news!

Investigations 3 is Coming Soon

Investigations 3 is Coming Soon. The latest motion capture package from Posermocap has aniblocks and motion capture files for Daz3D’s M4, V4, and Genesis figures. Explore darker mysteries with your characters in your own horror, suspense, or science-fiction animations. Each motion capture file is optimized to work right out of the box for each of these three popular figures, and is available in BVH, PZ2, and Aniblock format.

Here’s a quick look at the motion captures included:

We’re just putting the finishing touches on the pack. Keep watching this site, and we will let you know when our latest release is available for purchase!