2019-01-31 09:26Press release

Qualisys moves into animation market!

New plugins for Qualisys Track Manager (QTM) software make it the perfect motion capture solution for game developers and animators

QTM Connect is available for Unity, Unreal, MotionBuilder and Maya - with more, including iClone, to followScreenshot from MotionBuilder

Gothenburg, 31 January 2019 -- Qualisys, the leading provider of precision motion capture technology, today announced a move into the animation market with the launch of an integrated Skeleton Solver for their QTM software.

Qualisys has over 30 years of experience in motion capture within human biomechanics. In bringing this expertise and philosophy to the entertainment sector, the company has created the most user-friendly application of human tracking for film, gaming and live broadcasting currently available.

Animation, and the entertainment sector in general, is a huge market with a need for constantly-evolving motion capture technology.

Already renowned for the accuracy and reliability of their solutions, Qualisys has made great developments to the visualization aspect of their products in recent years, which has opened up new business opportunities both in location-based VR and AR applications, as well as the traditional movie and video game industries.

Qualisys’ solutions for animation allows for real-time solving of multiple characters, streamed in 150+ fps straight into the game engine or animation software of your choice. The QTM Skeleton Solver provides direct streaming without middleware or third-party software into tools like Unity, Unreal, MotionBuilder and Maya. Some are available for download via full-featured plugins on the Qualisys website and all can be found as source code on github.com.

The integrated Skeleton Solver in QTM is the latest step towards becoming the world’s most complete software for motion capture, and Qualisys has been working with game developer, Remedy Entertainment, to evaluate the success of their move into the animation market.

QTM is now a one-stop-shop for all motion capture requirements. It is the gold standard for researchers looking at human motion, gait analysis and elite athlete performance within sports biomechanics and is equally adept at streaming real-time rigid body data from a drone swarm or recording high quality skeletal data for the next AAA game.

The industry-unique site license model means you can deploy QTM on as many computers as you like in your studio - and even install it onto individual team members’ machines to be used for post-processing.

“Part of the Qualisys mission statement is to be ‘the world’s preferred partner in creating performance-enhancing motion capture solutions’,” said Magnus Berlander, CTO at Qualisys. “It’s not just a nice slogan, it’s something we live by. We view our customers as partners from whom we learn new things every day. This move into the entertainment and animation sectors shows we are doing everything we can to engage and collaborate with new friends and colleagues, who will help bring our motion capture solutions to different audiences all over the world.”

About Qualisys

Qualisys is a leading provider of motion capture technology and has a long history of supplying research, engineering, entertainment, and sports facilities with high-end camera systems and expertise in capturing and analyzing movements. Qualisys offers a wide range of products and services and has offices in Gothenburg, Chicago, and Shanghai. Qualisys is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, our clinical products are compliant with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC and have FDA clearance (K171547).


Helen Rydén
Marketing and Communication Manager Qualisys Global
Helen Rydén