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FreeMoCap Project Announced


The FreeMoCap project, an open-source motion capture system built on low-cost equipment has just been announced by Jon Matthis.

While still in pre-alpha and in heavy development, the project aims to eventually deliver an easy-to-use, fully-fledged motion capture system for less than 100 US dollars. The system leverages multiple motion capture software such as OpenPose, DeepLabCut, and more to do its markerless 3D motion tracking.

Check out the link below to download the pre-alpha version and to access the documentation and installation instructions.

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Mario Hawat

Mario Hawat is a Lebanese 3D artist, writer, and musician currently based in Paris. He is a generalist with a special focus on environments, procedural and generative artworks. Open to freelance work.


  1. One thing these video based mocap solutions always seem to struggle with is foot slipping. This actually seems pretty darn solid! I’ll be watching this develop with interest

    • Wow! This is putting Mocap in the hands of the masses because even "cheap" mocap hardware is still crazy expensive. Jon Matthis you are legend!

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