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Siggraph 2019

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.

ALL-INCLUSIVE SERVICES

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.

OUR NETWORK

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.

PERFORMANCE CAPTURE

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

TOM ARMBRUSTER

PRESIDENT AND CEO

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.)

BRANDICE CUTSPEC

SALES COORDINATOR

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…”.

GREG LA SALLE 

CTO

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.

JAIME GILLES

DIRECTOR OF DECISION SUPPORT

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”.

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

COME VISIT US!
Come check our our newly remodeled office in Newport Beach, Ca.

SIGGRAPH 2019

WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU CAN SEE US?
We will be at Siggraph 2019! We are at booth #611- stop by to see what 209 group has been up to.
Want an exclusive? Click below to book a meeting.

OUR MISSION

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
    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
    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.
  • Elizabeth Baron
    Elizabeth Baron, Former Immersive Realities Technical Specialist for Ford Motor Company
    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.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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.

OUR PARTNERS

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

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

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.

HAPPY MUSHROOM

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.

MOCAP SOLUTIONS

The premier manufacturer and supplier of all motion capture accessories, serving the industry since 2003 and revolutionize it along the way. Get your X-Base Markers & Suits from the best!

OPTITRACK

Industry-leading precision motion capture and 3D tracking systems for video game design, animation, VR & movement sciences.

SILVERDRAFT

Focused on the use of unique supercomputing architecture to address the significant computational & processing needs of high-end rendering, VR, visual effects & visualization.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

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.

Industries Served

FILM

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.

GAME

AAA GO TO

Video Game Production is demanding the absolute highest quality- making Animatrik the trusted partner of choice.

VR/AR

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

FULL VIRTUAL PRODUCTION

SIMULTANEOUS CAPTURE AND INTEGRATION OF:

  • Reference Video
  • Real Time Characters

  • Live Comp

  • Camera tracking

  • Game engine visualization

  • Body

  • Face

  • Fingers

  • Audio

  • Virtual Camera

FACE CAPTURE

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

facial animation
Animatrik onset live action and CG Animation

SIMUL-CAM/NCAM

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

IMAGE BASED CAPTURE
Stunt Capture Virtual Production

STUNT CAPTURE

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

ANIMAL CAPTURE

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

  • Dogs

  • Wolves

POST PRODUCTION

TRACKING AND ANIMATION EXPERTS

  • Body and Face Tracking and Solving

  • Animation retargeting

  • Motion Editing

  • VFX shot integration / previz / postviz

  • Game Engine integration

PROP/SET CONSTRUCTION

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.

MEET OUR PARTNER: CUBIC MOTION

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

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.

HMC

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.

cubic motion performance pipeline

PERFORMANCE PIPELINE

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

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.

IDENTITIES

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.

USE CASES

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.

ANIMATION SERVICES

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.

FACIAL ANIMATION

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.

AUDIO PIPELINE

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.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES


Body Animation
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.

Scene Finishing
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

In-engine
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.

Facial Rigging
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.

 

ONSITE

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.

On-site support
We can send animators to your location.

OUR TECHNOLOGY


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.

MEET OUR PARTNER: HAPPY MUSHROOM

MAKING THE REAL, UNREAL

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.

SOLUTIONS FOR

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.

HAPPY mushroom Virtual Art Department

LOSSLESS PIPELINE

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.

VAD SERVICES

WORLD-CLASS 3D ENVIRONMENTS + CHARACTERS

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.

Happy Mushroom tech visualization

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

MEET OUR PARTNER: MOCAP SOLUTIONS

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

TESTIMONIALS

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.”

Mocap Solutions Mocap Suit

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.

WHY OptiTrack?

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.

Industry-Leading Performance

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

OPTITRAK motion capture cameras

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

FOR ANIMATION
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.

MEET OUR PARTNER: SILVERDRAFT

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.

DEVIL

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.

DEMON

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?

DEMON WORKSTATIONS

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
  • Liquid cooled GPUs deliver 120+ fps for incredibly smooth VR playback
  • Customized for an immersive experience with ultra low latency
  • Mini ruggedized form factor measuring 11” W x 9.5” H x 13” D

DEMON SP

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

DEMON MP

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

DEVIL

 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. 

DEVIL CPU

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

DEVIL HYBRID

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

DEVIL GPU

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

Silverdraft Devil GPU

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE

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.

CAPABILITIES

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.

  • Business analysis
  • 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.

MANUFACTURING

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.

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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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