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NI mate v1.11 released with Ubuntu 12.04 support

Motion capture application NI Mate now runs on Ubuntu.

Julius Tuomisto writes:

We're very happy to announce that with the release of NI mate v1.11, we now officially support Ubuntu (12.04). This - combined with the Blender add-on we released last spring - makes it extremely easy for you to start using your Kinect for motion capture or game prototype creation (in BGE) on Linux.

You can download and register for a free trial license (completely enabled for motion capture) at For starters, why not check out this semi-advanced tutorial by Janne "jahka" Karhu on how to use NI mate to control an existing rig with NI mate in Blender. More tutorials are available on the website.


  1. Fantastic. I *love* the idea of this. I'm a bit concerned that we still haven't seen any examples of NI mate showing an animation at a natural speed. The demo's always seem to show people moving very slowly.

    I'd love to see some examples such as a character doing a range of jumps (forward, up), a wave at the normal speed, turning around (where their feet stay still but they pivot at the hips and shoulders).

    I'm not after another tutorial. Just a video that shows the best of what NI mate's capture system can do.

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