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MotionStar Wireless®


MotionStar Wireless




MotionStar is one of the most widely used motion capture hardware systems in the world. This un-tethered magnetic tracker captures the motions of up to five performers in real time without losing data. Ideal for real-time multiple character interaction for broadcast, games or live entertainment!


  • 3D Character Animation for TV, Movies & Games
  • Live Performance Animation
  • CAD Simulation of Human Motions
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • Sports & Medical Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Human Performance Assessment
  • Interactive Game Playing
  • Rehabilitative Assessment/Feedback


Multi-performer real-time engine Tracks up to 5 performers, fully rendered in real-time. A unique capability unavailable elsewhere. Allows director to direct characters rather than the actors. Actors get real-time feedback of their performance , and are able to modify their behavior to suit the character. More realistic interaction of characters. More realistic production. Less re-takes. More time focused on performance rather than the technology.
Environmental Analyzer data quality enhancement tools New tools available to greatly minimize distortion and noise previously associated with magnetic systems. Unlike older magnetic systems, these tools greatly increase data quality. Spend less time cleaning data in post and more time animating.
New hardware and software enhancements New modems and algorithmic enhancements. Increased data transmission and quality. Spend less time cleaning data in post and more time animating.
78 data points on each performer Each performer on average uses 13 magnetic sensors. Each sensor collects, X, Y, Z, Azimuth, Elevation, and Roll data. 6 x 13 = 78 data points. Excellent coverage of every performer's movements. Catch every nuance of the performance for most realistic motion capture session.
Non-occlusion magnetic technology Occlusions occur when optical markers get blocked. This results in blank data, or data "gaps" that need to be filled in. No occlusions. Human body and non-metallic props do not block signals from MotionStar's magnetic sensors. Spend less time cleaning data in post and more time animating.
Solid state electronics No moving parts, no cameras, no tripods and no maintenance. Less time and cost associated with maintaining, calibrating and operating systems. No down time and more mocap time. Project real cost of system over time.
Versatile mocap data pipeline component Works with all major animation programs in most environments. Portable, flexible, durable and easy to use. Count on it for producing quick, easy and high-quality mocap data.
Low cost Single performer systems starting at $36K. Excellent data at lower pricing for today's animator. Affordable, high quality motion capture data!



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Degrees of freedom: 6 (Position and Orientation)
Max. number of sensors: 18 sensors per performer plus serial interface inputs for user devices
Translation range: ±3.05m in any direction per transmitter with extra transmitter option
Angular range: All Attitude: ±180° Azimuth & Roll, ±90° Elevation
Static Accuracy Position: 0.8cm RMS at 1.52m range, 1.5cm RMS at 3.05m range
Static Accuracy Orientation: 0.5° RMS at 1.52m range, 1.0° RMS at 3.5m range
Static Resolution Position: 0.08cm at 1.52m range, 0.25cm at 3.05m range
Static Resolution Orientation: 0.1° RMS at 1.52m range, 0.2° RMS at 3.05m range
Measurement rate: Up to 120 measurements/second
Outputs: X, Y, Z positional coordinates and orientation angles, rotation matrix, or quaternions
Interface: Ethernet, RS-232C
Line-of-sight restrictions: None
Metallic Distortion: Minimal: Keep transmitter & sensors away from the floor, walls, and ceiling.
Sensors: 2.54cm x 2.54cm x 2.03cm (attached via wires to electronics unit in back pack). Weight 17 g (0.6 oz) per sensor without cable
Electronics Unit: 17.5 cm x 14 cm x 4.54 cm
Weight 0.99 kg (35 oz)
Battery: 15 cm x 6.6 cm x 2.29 cm
Weight 0.54 kg (19 oz)
Operating time: 1 hr continuous
Environment: Metal objects and stray magnetic fields in the operation volume will degrade performance. Contact us for available tools to help overcome any limitations.
MotionStar Chassis: 45.7 cm x 48.3 cm x 25.4 cm
Weight 20.4 kg (45 lbs)
Remote Receiver Unit: 16.5 cm x 10.7 cm x 6.4 cm
Weight 0.32 kg (0.7 lbs)
Extended Range Controller: 24.1 cm x 29.2 cm x 12.3 cm
Weight 2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)
Extended Range Transmitter: 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm
Weight 20.4 kg (45 lbs)


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