The Volumetric Capturing (VolCap) system is a toolset designed to orchestrate the capturing, streaming and recording of the data acquired from a multi-sensor infrastructure.
A number of processing units each manage and collect data from a single sensor using a headless application called Eye.
A set of sensors is orchestrated by a centralized UI application, VolCap, that is also the delivery point of the connected sensor streams.
VolCap allows multi-stream synchronization and data-driven and global optimized volumetric alignment (calibration), in order for the data and metadata needed for a 3D mesh reconstruction to be finally captured, encoded and streamed. It also offers an extended variety of real-time RGBD data parameterization from the user interface regarding the image resolutions, compression parameters, sensor presets and so on.
The technical offerings of the new version include:
The volumetric capture software has been used in various activities such as Live tele-presence in Augmented VR or Mixed/Augmented Reality settings, Performance Capture, Free Viewpoint Video (FVV), Immersive Applications (i.e. events and/or gaming) and Motion Capture.
In CERTH premises, we had the chance to test the final software release and simultaneously capture in high quality human user representations with 4 Microsoft Kinect4Azure and 4 Intel RealSense D415 ToF technology of the Kinect4Azure (K4A). The 4D reconstruction shows promising results that can increase sense of immersion in any application.
The new release comes with a new, organized documentation page available at https://vcl3d.github.io/VolumetricCapture
Come and follow us in this VR journey with i2CAT, CWI, TNO, CERTH, Artanim, Viaccess-Orca, TheMo and Motion Spell.
This project has been funded by the European Commission as part of the H2020 program, under the grant agreement 762111.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.