209 GROUP. INNOVATIVE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS
209 group is the leading resource for virtual production needs in television, film, gaming, advertising and automotive. By providing innovative virtual production solutions through their all-inclusive pipeline, 209 group creates an immersive experience for animation, visual effects and video game companies amongst all platforms. Their pipeline includes hardware, software, services and motion capture apparel solutions.
We have the ability to take your project from start to finish by providing the hardware, software and people you need to support your next project in tv, film, video games, automotive, design and advertising.
We deliver innovative solutions through the utilization of our all-inclusive pipeline. By optimizing our integrated portfolio of partners, 209 group is able to solve the most demanding industry challenges, making them the premier provider of virtual production technology.
PROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
209 group is your direct line to the hardware, software and people you need to support your next big venture in tv, film, video games, automotive, design and advertising.
PERFORMANCE CAPTURE HARDWARE & SOFTWARE SALES
209 group provides motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras. These tools are used in gaming, entertainment and biomechanics in sports training. 209 group also provides automated performance driven facial animation.
MOTION CAPTURE SUITS, MARKERS & ACCESSORIES SALES
209 group provides motion capture suits, markers and accessories to their customers.
209 group provides the most up-to-date, efficient stage and virtual camera services. With teams and locations around the world, 209 group is able to bring together some of entertainments biggest projects.
VIRTUAL PRODUCTION SERVICES
209 group provides an in-depth experience in virtual production. Working with a creative agency, 209 group is able to evolve a vast experience for game developers and filmmakers.
PERFORMANCE CAPTURE TALENT (Acting/Stunt) CASTING
Partnering with a talent agency, 209 group is able to provide models and actors for any job, truly making us the one-stop shop for motion capture.
HIGH-END SUPERCOMPUTERS AND WORKSTATIONS
209 group provides a custom rendering of ultra high-end 3D environments used in VR, CG, Automotive and AEC Applications.
PRE, TECH & POST VISUALIZATION
209 group provides pre-visualization, post visualization and tech-visualization services by optimizing virtual reality, motion capture and set design. This allows us to create a customizable immersive experience.
AR & VR
VR and AR aren’t just for movies and gaming anymore. Progressive businesses are also using it for problem solving, risk reduction and gaining a competitive edge. 209 group utilizes our client base to provide top of the line AR and VR across all industries.
AEROSPACE, AED & AUTOMOTIVE
Visualization technology has been growing across all lines of business, creating an increasing impact on people, products and processes. 209 group optimizes their unique set of partners to bring the latest technology to aerospace, automotive and AED.
209 group: Execution Simplified
Give us the pieces and we will put it together…
WE ARE 209 GROUP
Since their inception in 2011, 209 group has been delivering innovative solutions to creatives throughout the entertainment, gaming, AED, automotive industries. Backed by more than 20 years of experience, 209 group brings a diverse team of experts in sales, marketing and technology.
By utilizing our team of industry renowned partners, we are able to provide a full service pipeline to meet your most demanding needs, making 209 group the premier resource for innovative virtual production solutions.
With founder Tom Armbruster at the helm, 209 group is led by a team of experienced innovators. These proven pioneers across motion capture, automotive, engineering, marketing and finance are solving the most complex challenges.
MEET OUR TEAM
PRESIDENT OF SALES
An expert in the field of entertainment technology, Tom has years of technical sales experience and long-standing relationships to help grow and streamline businesses, drawing on knowledge from the film, video games, life science and medical, automotive, defense and aerospace industries- with a particular emphasis on the vision science and human machine interface. Tom has very high standards for clients but low standards when it comes to lunchtime (he thrives on a diet of supermarket sushi and deli meat.)
Experienced in building companies that are built to scale, Bart has spent the last decade cutting his teeth in healthcare operations. Far from a “one-trick-pony” though, Bart has a background in biomechanics and sports medicine, and takes the lessons he’s learned from all of those fields and translates them into success in virtual production. Bart understands that regardless of the industry, a few things remain the same; work as hard as you can, treat people with absolute respect, and as Chubbs Peterson always says “It’s all in the hips.”
GREG LA SALLE
Greg has experienced an impressive career in technology development for the entertainment industry. He also has a solid reputation of working with talent as a facial motion capture expert. He has been facial capture supervisor on over 25 feature films including “Beauty & The Beast,“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, Marvel’s “The Avengers”, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Gravity.”
In 2014, Greg won a Technical Achievement Award at the 87th Academy Awards for the innovative design and development of MOVA, a breakthrough Facial Performance Capture system.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND MARKETING
Jaime is a finance and marketing specialist with 20+ years as a consumer research analyst and business development director across varied industries (Capital Markets, Mutual Funds, Retail Fashion, Retail Beauty, Home Design, Automotive and Entertainment. You can sum me up with in one sentence, “Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed”.
SALES AND MARKETING COORDINATOR/COPYWRITER
Brandice is an experienced sales coordinator who organizes sales and marketing activities for 209 group. She works directly with the sales team to ensure that all the administrative and support functions of the sales department are operating effectively. Outside of work, Brandice is an avid dancer, she explains “I just do what the music tells me…”.
DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTIVE AND ENGINEERING SALES
Charlie has been in the rubber and plastic automotive supply business for over 40 years. Currently at the helm of a Manufacturers’ Representative Agency – representing a variety of companies (injection molders, prototype, metal stamping, brakes and bearings, NVH, etc.) to military and OEM automotive, as well as the automotive aftermarket. Charlie has been married 37 years to college sweetheart.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
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209 group has become the premiere resource for virtual production by solving our customers most demanding challenges. We do this by strategically utilizing our portfolio of high tech partners in performance capture hardware and services, super computing, VR/AR/XR and pre/post visualization and production
SUCCESS REQUIRES A CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION
209 group has built an unparalleled reputation for delivering innovative solutions to the most complex projects in virtual production. At 209 group we believe that even the hardest puzzles have a solution!
But … Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our clients have to say!
Curtis Augspurger, Here Be DragonsJust wanted to give a huge shout out and heart felt thanks for making today happen for us. You've picked up the phone every time we've called, no matter how late or how crazy the ask. You've marker'd our actors, loaned us tons of tech and landed a couples sales in the course.
You truly do go the extra mile...Really appreciate it all!
Brian Nilles, Chief Strategy Officer, OptitrackTom Armbruster was the driving force in our fastest growth market - Film. His ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with new customers, existing customers and our competitor’s customers positioned us with clear differentiation, purchase preference for our products and services, year on year growth consistently above forecast and the highest margins of any sector.
I have been a client of 209 Group for many productive years. Their results are impressive. They provide creative solutions using the ‘best of the best’ hardware and software. The differentiators are their recommendations are rock solid and as bulletproof as you can get in high tech. I could recognize immediate value for my Company.
Some of our associates…
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICES
As your all access pass, we have the ability to take your project from start to finish by providing the hardware, software and people you need to support your next big venture in tv, film, video games, automotive, design and advertising.
With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, 209 group has built strong relationships with an extensive list of industry professionals. We all know that this industry is about who you know. With an extensive list of industry professionals, we will always be able to meet your needs.
BUILDING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
209 group understands that the best relationships are built over time and that is why we take time to ensure that our relationships with our customers are always evolving.
ABILITY TO TAKE A COMPLEX PROBLEM AND BREAK IT DOWN...
Comprehensive project management: Our extensive experience with complex projects means that we will handle every detail and coordinate on your behalf so you can have confidence that your project will be completed with ease.
WE ARE PROACTIVE
Our service philosophy is simple: Be proactive, NOT reactive.
WE ARE PERPETUALLY TRANSFORMING TO MEET MARKET/INDUSTRY NEEDS
Being a great partner requires a team with a perpetual transformation mindset. Our industry is constantly innovating and evolving by the minute. What solution worked yesterday may not work tomorrow! We are always looking towards what’s next, creatively, to give our clients an advantage on their current and future projects.
ONLY WORK WITH PARTNERS THAT ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR INDUSTRIES
One of our strongest assets is our team of partners. We choose to only work with companies that are at the top of their niche. This allows us to ensure that we are always going to be able to provide the highest quality service.
RESPONDS TO ISSUES QUICKLY
The show must go on right? 209 group understands that issues come up unexpectedly (no matter how much you try to plan for it). 209 group is there for you when you need us the most.
209 group provides innovation solutions through the utilization of our all-inclusive pipeline. By optimizing our integrated portfolio of partners, we are able to solve the most demanding industry challenges, making us the premier provider of virtual production technology.
Animatrik is a leading provider of motion capture, pre-visualization, and virtual cinematography services. With the largest independent motion capture sound stage in North America, and an expert team of technicians and visual effects artists, Animatrik is a proven provider of stage and location based motion capture and virtual camera services.
Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market. The company has a reputation for ultra-high quality, and an extensive list of triple-A clients.
Creating UNREAL assets and providing real time solutions. Our deep knowledge in both film and game production give us the unique ability to create and customize virtual production tools in a way that film key creatives would want to use it.
We have an integrated portfolio of partners that solves the most demanding industry challenges.
Our partners are one of our strongest assets. We choose to only work with companies that are at the top of their niche. Think you might fit the bill?
MEET OUR PARTNER: ANIMATRIK FILM DESIGN
VIRTUAL PRODUCTION: REAL-TIME FILMMAKING
Animatrik is a world leader in groundbreaking motion capture, pre-visualisation and virtual cinematography services. Headquartered in Vancouver, it is home to the largest independent motion capture sound stage in North America. Animatrik also operates a second location in Los Angeles, US.
Recent credits include Spider-Man: Homecoming, Gears of War 4, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Kong: Skull Island, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad, and Warcraft.
FEATURE FILM TRUSTED
Whether its is capturing digital doubles or retargeting fantastical creatures live in camera, Animatrik is the trusted partner to deliver when it gets critical.
AAA GO TO
Video Game Production is demanding the absolute highest quality- making Animatrik the trusted partner of choice.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY HAS ARRIVED
VR and AR applications have entered the market. The interactive marriage of film and games are leveraging Animatrik to ensure their success.
CHECK OUT OUR INTEGRATION OF THE UNREAL ENGINE INTO OUR ONSET VIRTUAL PRODUCTION PIPELINE
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS THAT CAPTURE AND DELIVER FACIAL ANIMATION
Head Mounted Cameras ( HMC ) or seated capture
Markerless tracking, dot tracking, or surface reconstruction
Actor to Character retargeting
Digital double FACS collection
ONSET LIVE ACTION/CG INTEGRATION
Enables directors and cinematographers to simultaneously visualize CG environments and characters while shooting live action
In real time the system keys out the background, pulls in your CG environment, replaces mocap actors with CG characters while viewing your live action talent
IMAGE BASED CAPTURE (IBC)
MOTION CAPTURE WITH VIDEO CAMERAS
When pre-calibrated motion capture cameras are not an option
Extract 3D animation from multi-view video
Great for tight spaces or remote locations that lack power
SAFE, IMAGINATIVE PARTNER FOR YOUR STUNT TEAMS
Whether it’s stunts for previz or for final shots we partner with your stunt team to construct a volume that captures the action safely and effectively
Our stages have heavy load stunt beams along with high ceilings to allow for complex rigging and construction
Experience capturing stunts during principle photography
WE LOVE ANIMALS AND THEY LOVE US
Capturing animals is not straight forward. We have the experience to deliver a great product on budget
Horse and rider
TRACKING AND ANIMATION EXPERTS
Body and Face Tracking and Solving
VFX shot integration / previz / postviz
Game Engine integration
MOTION CAPTURE READY CONSTRUCTION
Comprehensive onsite construction workshop and services
Creative prop design
Active LED technology
CG / real world matching
Scale offset to integrate with creatures
WANT TO KNOW HOW ANIMATRIK CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEXT PROJECT?
Animatrik Film Design provides a wide range of services for film, television, animation, and gaming. Motion Capture services encapsulate all aspects of digitizing motion in humans, animals, or other objects.
Cubic Motion is the world leader in real-time model-based computer vision and digital animation, bringing extraordinary characters to life across video games, films, broadcast media, and immersive technologies. Unafraid of the unexpected and sometimes unnerving, our team fuses science and artistry in a mysterious alchemy of their own creation, making us the world leader in real-time model-based computer vision and digital animation.
WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS SCIENCE
Persona paves the way for a new era in live digital facial performance, one where human actors, digital characters and audiences can co-exist and interact. This is because Persona captures and translates an actor’s performance onto their digital counterpart, in real-time. Designed from the ground up for live performance, Persona enables immediate character animation in real-time engines such as Epic’s Unreal 4.
WHAT IS PERSONA
Persona is powered by Cubic Motion’s high fidelity, facial animation technologies. Technologies that have been proven at a host of live events including GDC and FMX and that won the 2016 Siggraph award for Real-Time Live. These advanced, proprietary computer vision techniques allow Persona to accurately capture an actor’s performance with stunning detail in order to bring digital characters to life.
The result is a system that can deliver animated characters who respond and engage with real-world events immediately, and whose performance may be interwoven with human actors. Providing a faithful reproduction of the actor’s performance whether for immediate broadcast at a live event or for character previsualisation during capture.
Persona supports multiple actors each wearing a bespoke Helmet-Mounted Camera (HMC) and on-body animation system facilitating a completely untethered performance. This allows the actor to move freely around the stage or performance volume.
The Persona HMC system is Cubic Motion’s proprietary design. It is optimised for comfort, stability and ease of use allowing Persona to deliver superb results over prolonged periods.
Persona‘s HMC carries Cubic Motion’s signature front-facing and profile camera configuration. This works in conjunction with the inbuilt infrared lighting to ensure the unambiguous recovery of even the most subtle mouth shapes and poses under a variety of environmental conditions.
The facial performance is captured and solved onto the character by the ‘Performance Pipeline’, an on-body computing appliance that is the heart of every actor’s setup. Each Performance Pipeline is simple to configure using our Identity System. This ensures a faithful representation of the actor’s performance is acquired and that an engaging and intimate portrayal of the character is delivered.
The Performance Pipeline also provides a full capture capability so that all video and animation data can be reused after the event or polished and finessed before final broadcast.
The pipeline is lightweight and battery powered. It may be tethered or wireless and comes with a flexible harness system giving uninhibited freedom to direct actors.
Performance Manager is a GUI application that allows operators to oversee all performances. It provides the ability to configure and monitor every aspect of an actor’s performance from a remote interface. Actors are automatically discovered by Performance Manager and single instance can be used to manage multiple actors simultaneously.
Cubic Motion’s Identity System allows a purpose-built tracking model for the actor to be matched with a bespoke solver model for the character rig. This is in a form that is ready to be used by Persona.
The Identities are constructed using state of the art machine learning algorithms. These analyse the appearance of the actor and the capabilities of the character rig in order to specifically tailor Persona for every unique human and digital character pairing.
Let your digital characters take center stage Free your game and movie characters from the confines of their digital worlds. With Persona they can explode onto the stage at your next live event.
Connect with fans on social media Let a human actor portray your digital character and make them interactive, responding and engaging to fans in real-time conversations. Use Persona to create short video replies from your characters or even host a live AMA event online!
Reuse your existing game and movie assets Persona is able to drive a variety of digital character assets and rigs. You may not be far from seeing your character face-to-face.
Nothing like the real thing With the astonishing fidelity that Persona provides it’s ready to drive the very best in digital humans. Why not fill your stage with famous faces including those no longer with us?
See what’s coming Persona is not just the future of live digital performance but is also changing performance capture today as the perfect character previsualisation solution. Don’t just monitor a video of the actor, let Persona show you the character perform. Record both video and animation to ensure you leave the session with the complete performance ready for immediate review.
Cubic Motion is led by a team of award-winning PhD scientists, animation specialists and producers. We license our products and services for real-time visual tracking and animation in video games, films, broadcast media, virtual and augmented reality.
Cubic Motion’s proprietary technology and pipeline accepts video input from multiple capture types, single-camera HMC, stereo-camera HMC, 4D data, and depth cameras.
We track and analyze the video data at ultra-high density meaning all nuances of a performance are captured, and then our ever-evolving solving technology allows our Production team to produce top quality and high volume, critical factors required for AAA video games.
With our experienced and talented Production team of over 60 artists we continue to enable game developers to realize their characters.
Our team has vast experience solving to all types of facial rig, and can provide detailed and valuable feedback during production to support the client leading to the highest possible quality being achieved.
We deliver projects in all the leading animation packages such as Autodesk’s Maya.
Cubic Motion has developed a unique and unrivaled pipeline for quality and incredibly high volumes. For too long the games industry has ‘put up with’ procedurally driven facial animation, poor quality lip-sync and void of emotion. With Cubic’s Audio Pipeline the developer need only record the actor’s VO, we do the rest.
We record the facial acting performance at our professional studio in Manchester, using our acting talent, and our award-winning real-time facial pipeline to produce volumes of animation not seen before in the industry. The animation is then passed to our highly talented animation crew leading to high-quality animation that has all the necessary emotion for each line of dialogue.
Cubic Motion has recently expanded into full character animation, taking the client’s motion capture data and adding all the necessary fidelity required for body motion. We work closely with our clients and iterate to reach AAA quality.
To really push the quality of character performances it is necessary to judge the final result in full context, therefore Cubic Motion offers an additional service of integrating facial animation into the client’s scene with body and camera data. We can then deliver the AAA shippable result ensuring each character’s performance works in the context of the final cinematic
Cubic Motion is able to integrate all performance animation into the client’s game engine for final review, this leads to closer collaboration and pushes the quality even further. We have experience using Unreal, Unity, and proprietary game engines.
Our experienced Production team can design and deliver FACS-based facial rigs constructed via multiple methods including joints, blend shapes, scan data, and wrinkle maps.
Performance Capture Support
Cubic Motion can attend Performance Capture shoots to ensure high-quality data is recorded, this includes the provision of our multi-camera head-mounted unit that is available for purchase or long-term rentals.
We can send animators to your location.
Our technology is applicable anywhere accurate measurement of complex objects is needed. Key applications include AR and VR, but the same methods can be applied across many domains, such as industrial inspection and medical image analysis.
AR and VR applications, gaze & blink detection, pupil dilation are all possible with highly accurate tracking.
WANT TO KNOW HOW CUBIC MOTION CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEXT PROJECT?
Our high-fidelity facial animation has been seen across film, TV, video games and immersive media, including Call of Duty, Hellblade, Spider-Man, Kiss Me First, and many more.
As a creative agency powered by a software company, Happy Mushroom develops tools and pipelines that give power back to key creatives. By making the Unreal Engine the center of our process, we are able to produce photo-real 3d assets in previs and carry them through to finals, creating a lossless pipeline across multiple platforms and ultimately enhancing the film making process.
WE CREATE PREMIUM UNREAL ENGINE ENVIRONMENTS AND PROVIDE REAL-TIME SOLUTIONS.
USING THE UNREAL ENGINE, WE TACKLE UNIQUE REAL-TIME CHALLENGES FOR FILM, TV, GAMES, VR, THEME PARK ATTRACTIONS AND MORE…
Happy Mushroom empowers key creatives to visualize their story at every stage of production. From storyboards to post-production, we collaborate with you to explore your narrative, design shots and plan technical solutions. Our workflow is fast and flexible, merging traditional cinema techniques with cutting edge technology.
VIRTUAL ART DEPARTMENT
CREATING PHOTO-REAL ENVIRONMENTS THAT RENDER IN REAL-TIME…
An extension of the art department, where 3D sets and 3D characters are designed in a real-time workflow. This enables the use of virtual reality tools for reviews, proprietary lighting/asset tools, and others. Happy Mushroom offers a premium service, with photo-real lighting rendered in real-time, and professional photogrammetry workflows.
VIRTUAL PRODUCTION + PREVIS+TECHVIS
HELPING PRODUCTION SOLVE SOME OF THEIR MOST COMPLEX CHALLENGES…
Visualize your story at every stage of production. Our pipeline empowers creatives to experiment with different staging, lighting, camera placement, editing and more without having to incur costs of actual production. Our lossless pipeline ensures your animations and assets are tracked from previs to post.
SOFTWARE AND PIPELINE
INTRODUCING A LOSSLESS PIPELINE- BECAUSE STUDIOS ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THEIR TOOLS…
The team at Happy Mushroom has the ability to write software that provides the key creatives solutions for even the most demanding film and game projects. Our proprietary software allows key creatives to visualize and control their story, making it possible to see the end result in previs, where it matters most.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF AN AGILE SYSTEM
and are disrupting the traditional workflow to create a foundation and infrastructure that allows for 3D assets to be carried through a lossless pipeline. Our software and pipeline are for anyone looking for strong infrastructure to set up around the Unreal Engine. It is also used for speeding up a team’s workflow and consistency. Our tools are developed from the ground up around the Unreal Engine, they lower the barrier of entry for creatives and track all moving parts in and out of Unreal.
We create high quality real-time assets. Now offering photo-real environments out of the Unreal Engine.
ENVIRONMENT SCANS, PHOTOGRAMMETRY & HI-REZ SKIES
Offering real-life environment captures and high-res skies for both real-time and traditional VFX pipelines.
VIRTUAL PRODUCTION & PIPELINE TOOLS
Our workflow uses Virtual Reality review tools, and HM proprietary tools art direct, track and deploy assets to both traditional and realtime pipelines.
VIRTUAL PRODUCTION + PRE-VIS + TECH-VIS
Virtual Production Tool-set
We use Virtual Production tools to art direct, explore narrative and design shots. Our proprietary tools record your shots, and any changes you’ve done to the environment.
Previs & Techvis
A typical Techvis delivery provides accuracy and clarity of technical challenges. Our tools categorize your animations and assets into their corresponding scenes. Always keeping organized.
Lighting & Mocap Tools
Delivering “photo-realistic” quality rendering in real-time. We’ve built, and continue building lighting tools for clients and in house artist. We provide professional mocap services.
WANT TO KNOW HOW HAPPY MUSHROOM CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEXT PROJECT?
HAPPY MUSHROOM FOUNDERS COME FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS BUT CONVERGE AT THE SAME PLACE-USING THE UNREAL ENGINE TO TELL COMPELLING STORIES. BE IT FOR FILM, GAMES, OR EXPERIENCES, HAPPY MUSHROOM AIMS TO BRIDGE VFX AND GAME TECH
As the premier manufacture and supplier of all motion capture suits and accessories, our custom motion capture products are unlike any other. Our mocap suit, markers and accessories help capture "the perfect shot".
MoCap Solutions Synth-X Suit
The all new MoCap Solutions Synth-X Suit is here. We have revolutionized the motion capture industry with our mocap suits and markers. Industry tested and approved.
MoCap Solutions X-Base Markers
MoCap Solutions X-Base Marker comes in three sizes: 9mm, 14mm, and 19mm. When our new Synth-X Suit is paired together our X-Base Marker any shoot is possible. Our X-Base Markers simply do not come off during a shoot.
MoCap Solutions Accessories
MoCap Solutions provides a variety of motion capture accessories. Whether you are looking for motion capture gloves, caps, booties or patches we have what you are looking for.
CHECK OUT THE INSANE X-BASE MARKER ADHESION TO OUR NEW MOCAP SUIT
Nicole Sciacca, Mocap Actor
“I would rather spend an entire day in this new MoCap Solutions Synth-X Suit then spend one hour in the old suit”
Shazzy Gustafson, Nickelodeon
“The Synth-X suit is so much lighter and more breathable than the old suit and it feels light and more flexible, as well. The material is great- super soft. I really like the velcro pants that allow you to tuck the top in- it helps keep things in place. I also like the drawstring to tighten the pants. The sleeve with the thumb holes is SO much more comfortable than the three elastics that used to go around your fingers.”
COME SEE US AT SIGGRAPH 2019!
Stop by 209 groups booth #611 at Siggraph 2019 to check out our brand new Synth-X mocap suit, markers and accessories.
MEET OUR PARTNER: OPTITRACK
OptiTrack™ is the largest motion capture provider in the world, offering high-performance optical tracking at the most affordable prices in the industry. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras, as well as contract engineering services. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include the top in their respective fields.
HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY...
Validated Biomech Markersets
OptiTrack supports numerous biomechanics markersets, with a focus on the most complex and biomechanically-sound options — like IOR Gait — which have traditionally been difficult for motion capture systems to track.
From the Prime 41’s jaw-dropping range (2x the nearest competitor) to the Prime 17W’s massive FOV, to the Flex 13’s unmatched resolution in a sub-$1K offering — OptiTrack cameras lead the industry in usability and performance.
Easy to Use
From camera setup to calibration, to data capture and export, OptiTrack systems are designed with simplicity in mind. One-click subject calibration, plug-and-play force plates, simple NIDAQ configuration (and more!) enables a swift and simple setup.
Surprisingly Affordable Pricing
Accessible pricing is at their heart to democratize motion capture. Simply put, you will not find engineering-grade motion capture priced more competitively than an OptiTrack system.
MOTION CAPTURE CAMERAS FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
MOTION CAPTURE CAMERAS FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
THE MOST PRECISE TRACKING CAMERA IN THE WORLD
Low Latency, High Speed Tracking for Medium Sized Areas.
Max Volume Size in Smaller Setup Areas at 360 FPS
Ultra-wide FOV Tracking for Small Labs and Overhead VR
Premium Exceptional Precision, Huge Capture Volumes, and Outdoor Capture.
MOTION CAPTURE SYSTEMS
Our Prime Series of cameras and Motive software have combined to produce the largest capture volumes in the world, the most precise 3D data, and highest camera counts ever achieved. OptiTrack delivers the best-performing platform in motion capture, with easy to use production workflows and the depth you need to run the world’s largest stages.
EXPERIENCE THE INSANE POWER BEHIND THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
BLACK AS THE DEVIL. HOT AS HELL. PURE AS AN ANGEL. SWEET AS LOVE.
Silverdraft focuses on the use of unique supercomputing architecture to address the significant computational and processing needs of high-end rendering, VR, visual effects, and visualization.
Experience the most powerful tools for the world's most talented creatives.
FOR FIENDISH WORKFLOWS
Join the world’s best advertising agencies, global auto manufacturers, and media & entertainment professionals who harness the speed of the Devil to deliver their biggest jobs on time. CPU, GPU, or Hybrid workload, we empower you to create.
FOR WICKED CREATIVITY
Custom designed and built to run your creative software at Demonic speeds. Why accept a general-purpose computer when you can have a Demon tuned to the way you work?
No one builds a faster workstation than Silverdraft. No one. Visualization is in our DNA, we know your workflows, software, and optimize our hardware to your preferred software. Each Demon is liquid cooled, handcrafted, and backed-up by our ESSA warranty.Whether your game is VFX, VR content creation, or you just want the fastest machine to date, Silverdraft is the solution.
DEMON VR | DESIGN
Liquid cooled CPU & GPU for best in class temperature control allowing the most intensive experience with unparalleled visual clarity. This enterprise experience is for the most demanding designers who are chartered to define the next generation of product and manufacturing. We’ve carefully crafted our systems to match your purpose and budget.
Up to 18 cores running at 4+ GHz for lightning fast content creation
Customized for an immersive experience with ultra low latency
Mini ruggedized form factor measuring 11” W x 9.5” H x 13” D
When your applications call for lighting fast CPU speed, we tune our single processor Demon to match your unique demands. We’ll match our Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU, clock speed management, and proprietary cooling approach to the specifics of your workflow.
Up to 18 cores running at 4+ GHz for lightning fast content creation
Ideal for motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software
Most responsive machine you’ll ever use in your workflow
Expandable to 128GB of RAM running at 3600MHz, and up to 4 GPUs
We know the ideal core count, CPU, GPU, and cooling to match all major design and visualization software. You focus on your work and we’ll do the rest to ensure lightning fast performance.
Render to your heart’s content with up to 56 true cores
Created for 3D modeling, animation, simulation and rendering
Work in real time and let the creativity flow
Available in Autodesk specific configurations
A dance with our Devil is all you’ll need to see what the next generation of your organization can be. Every Devil is custom built to your applications and tasks. We preconfigure, load your software, and deliver our Devil to your specifications ready to plug and play for ’24 hour pallet to render’. Our engineering team provides the support to give you immediate return on your Silverdraft investment. Join the legion of IT experts from Volkswagen, Zimmerman Advertising, Nissan, WWE, and others who value 1/3 less footprint than HP and Dell, faster performance with fewer cores, and a single number to call for knowledgeable human assistance.
If your application is heavily threaded and hungry for many optimized CPU cores, the Devil CPU compact supercomputer delivers. If you work with photorealistic VR models doing realtime ray-tracing with full global illumination, the Devil delivers. Join global auto manufacturers, leading advertising agencies, and hollywood studios that experience a 30%+ boost to rendering speed, a smaller footprint and less power draw with Silverdraft. We’ll assemble your complete system, load your software, configure and deliver your optimized Devil ready to plug and play off the pallet within 24 hours.
Realtime ray-tracing with global illumination, powered by over 600 Intel Xeon cores
Infiniband interconnect allows for maximum throughput and low latency
Expandable to scale to your increasing needs, without degradation to performance
Available in rack form or self-contained quiet case
Need the best of both worlds? Do your applications require GPU assisted CPU rendering? Do you have different departments requiring different rendering tasks? Our Devil Hybrid balances the needs of your organization to deliver CPU horsepower and best in class CUDA core optimization. Our experienced team will work with your creatives to ensure that they have access to the computation horsepower when and how they need it.
Customized to meet your workflow
The Devil GPU is the world’s most flexible, scalable and configurable GPU compute engine designed to tackle the most demanding visualization workloads. Whether you are doing multi-use rendering, simulation, or need a deep learning/AI engine. The Silverdraft Devil GPU will meet any challenge.
Compact 4U base form factor saves power, cooling and rack space
Scales to any quantity and model of NVIDIA GPU
Supports hybrid CPU/GPU rendering
Serves up to 10 simultaneous concurrent VR sessions
World class transcoding, rendering, and computational horsepower in a single node 2U form-factor that would require as many as 10 1U servers to match its power. The Devil’s advocate works for you so that all your transcoding, fluid and particle simulations and rendering are delivered on time and within budget.
64 Intel Xeon cores and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs make this the fastest 2u node you’ve ever seen
SOLUTIONS | WICKED EXPERTISE
Whether you’re in Design, VFX, Manufacturing, AEC, or simply are looking for ways to leverage visualization to enhance your business, Silverdraft Solutions can accelerate your adoption and speed your ROI. We built our expertise in visual storytelling in Hollywood, and for the last several years have extended our capabilities into industries such as automotive, aerospace, and retail. Our team of experts can help chart your path towards adoption of Virtual Reality and AR/MR, we can help you incorporate visualization into your workflows, and we can customize your software to fit the needs of your specific environment.
VR is such a new emerging technology that it’s a real challenge to figure out how to implement it. How do you choose things like headsets, tracking systems, or game engines? And what about CRITICAL factors like rendering speeds? If your hardware can’t keep up and produces even the slightest latency or lags in frame rate, the headset can easily make people feel ill. Silverdraft Solutions will analyze your business needs and customize a visualization program just for you. Then we’ll install and configure it, and train your team. We take all the stress out of moving into VR/AR/MR.
Solutions design and architecture
Custom optimized hardware designs
Partner support (VIVE, NVIDIA, Intel, Autodesk)
Software installation, setup
Custom software integration
Collaborative VR remote design engine
VR volume creation and controls customization
Training and Support
COLLABORATIVE DESIGN | LEVERAGING VR/AR/MR
The story begins with an original spark; a moment of inspiration. Providing the tools and environment that enable global collaboration not only maximizes the talent of your team, but also accelerates your design cycles. Silverdraft Solutions can identify and equip your designers with the right software, hardware, collaboration tools, and expertise to ensure your global design teams perform up to their potential. Our deep expertise in visualization will help bring your concepts into an immersive environment allowing photorealistic work and reviews in VR/AR/MR. Silverdraft Solutions can build your VR environment, connect various design locations for real-time collaboration, layout your visualization space, build controls, and customize your software extensions to meet your specific needs. We are certified VRED and HTC VIVE partners.
The hand-off from original inspiration and design to manufacturing is fraught with opportunities for error and misinterpretation. The net effect can lead to costly mistakes, delays from suppliers, and a watered down product when compared to the original design. Visualization throughout the process often includes not only the direct team, but third party suppliers as well, ensuring that all parties understand the product intent and the context of the work they are doing. This collaboration also helps catch errors that would have caused downtime, or impact product quality. Silverdraft Solutions’ expertise in VR/AR/MR, along with asset management software such as Autodesk’s Shotgun, ensures that everyone is on the same page. Our experts can help you plan the evolution of your workflow and train your team. This allows you to implement best practices and optimize the hand-off from design and manufacturing through to the end product. Silverdraft is a certified VRED partner.
RETAIL AND MARKETING
What if that original spark of inspiration, the phenomenal design, could be fully appreciated and experienced by the customer during the purchase process? Factors such as physical showroom constraints, many customer-specific combinations, and inventory carrying costs can all work against you. Powerful visualization can change all of that. Whether you’re looking for fully immersive environments, an interactive product element, or other visual mechanism to tell your story, Silverdraft Solutions’ professionals have the expertise you need to create next-generation buying experiences. We have enabled storytelling for folks like Audi and BAC as well as furniture maker Steelcase. We complete the story of your product in a context and experience appropriate for the customer ensuring that you drive interest, loyalty, and increased revenue. Silverdraft is a certified VRED and VIVE partner.
WANT TO KNOW HOW SILVERDRAFT CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEXT PROJECT?
Silverdraft focuses on the use of unique supercomputing architecture to address the significant computational and processing needs of high-end rendering, VR, visual effects, and visualization.
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