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Motive 2.0 What's New

New Features

Continuation Calibration

The continuous calibration feature allows Motive to monitor and optimize the calibration quality throughout the capture. Utilizing this feature, Motive can take account of minor alterations on the camera setup. In other words, the system can be calibrated only once and you will no longer have to worry about camera displacements, vibrations, thermal expansion of camera mounts, or any physical impact which may have distorted the system setup.

See: Continuous Calibration in the Calibration page.

Probe Measurement Kit

The probe measurement kit allows users to sample precise 3D data points with exceptional accuracy. It utilizes the precise tracking capability of OptiTrack mocap systems and samples 3D locations within a calibrated capture volume. A probe with an attached rigid body is included with the purchased measurement kit. By looking at the markers on the rigid body, Motive computes precise x-y-z locations of the probe tip, and it allows you to collect 3D samples in real-time with sub-millimeter accuracy. This tool can be used to sample individual 3D points or to compute a distance or an angle between multiple 3D samples.

See: Measurement Probe Kit Guide

Rigid Body Refinement

The rigid body refinement tool allows users to improve the quality of rigid body asset definitions. When a rigid body is created in Motive, only a single frame of the rigid body is referenced for defining its definition. This tool allows Motive to collect additional sample frames in the Live mode to improve the calculation of expected marker locations of the rigid body as well as position and orientation of the rigid body itself.

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See: Rigid Body Refinement

The GIZMO Tool

  • Translate
  • Rotate
  • Scale

More Hotkeys for Faster Workflow

Additional hotkeys have been added to improve your motion capture workflow. Please learn and use them for a smoother workflow.

See: Motive Hotkeys

VR: Pivot Calibration

Baseline + 11 Additional Markers + Fingers (54)

New baseline markerset has been added to Motive. It adds the finger markerset on top of the baseline + 13 additional marker set.

See: Baseline + 11 Additional Markers + Fingers (54)

New: Improved UI

Project pane

For Motive 1.11 and above the Project pane has been separated into 5 different panes for more convinient workflow:

Data Management pane

The data management tools from the Project Pane is now separated into its own standalone pane which provides more versatile features for organizing Take files in Motive. The new Data Management pane features improved organization tools that allow users to easily categorize, search, and manage recorded Takes for more convenient post-processing workflow. You can simply load or drag-and-drop Take files or session folders into the pane and manage multiple Takes


Project TTP File

The TTP project file format is deprecated starting from the 1.11 release. The TTP file format was a bit ambiguous and often a source of confusions when managing multiple Takes. Now, TTP file will be removed and the Takes will be managed by simply loading the session folders directly onto the new Data Management pane. For saving the settings, the Settings file format will replace the previous role of the TTP file. In the Settings files, software configurations such as reconstruction settings, application settings, data streaming settings, and many other settings will be contained. Camera calibration will no longer be saved in TTP files, but they will be saved in the calibration file only.

Assets pane

The new assets pane manages the list of assets (rigid bodies, skeletons, force plates, etc.).

Properties pane

MarkerSet pane

RigidBody (Trackables) pane

  • Rigid body trackables pane contains features.

Timeline pane

Graph View pane

New graph's view pane offers more flexible features for viewing the recorded data.

Custom graph layouts can be created

Per each layout, up to 9 graphs (3 x 3) can be included, and you can select which data to include within the graph.

For each graph, you can choos which data you want to include. Force plate data, marker trajectory data, rigid body orientation/position data, and analog data collected by NI-DAQ devices.

Control Deck/Timeline


Status Bar

Status Bar now has a new design.

Bug Fixes

  • Bug fix list

Known Issues

  • List of known issues