Take4D is both a service and commercial product for the planning and shooting phases of feature film, television, video games, and theme park attractions.
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Take4D incorporates a number of different real time Virtual Camera systems for different shooting requirements; from hand-held and steadicams through to cranes and motion control systems.
Use existing previs assets during the shooting phase to enable DOPs, directors, actors and the crew to Visualise exactly what CG elements are to be inserted. Assist eye lines, interactions, and choreograph timings to elements that would otherwise not be seen until post-vis or later in the production pipeline.
Reduce costs and improve performances by having the confidence that can see what the final shot should look like, and reduce the editing pipeline by using the real time visualisation as first pass without needing to wait for post-vis.
Take4D contains the worlds most comprehensive set of tools for the development of complex motion control camera rig movements; enabling you to pre-plan shots in advance and walk on-set in full confidence that the moves will run first time every time.
An exact mechanical simulation of the rig that you wish to use is contained inside Take4D. This "virtual rig" is used to calculate how the real rig needs to move to perform the shot you have designed. If the shot is outside the physical capabilities of the real rig, there are many tools to either changing the move, or changing how the rig reacts to the sot. Use previs camera moves on-set and change them rapidly to fit the real world conditions. Replicate match moved plates on different sets. Motion control multipass a hand held or stedicam shot, or transfer moves from one rig to another and more.
We integrate many different motion capture technologies into on-set real time visualisation. Our camera tracking technology will combine live action plates with motion capture straight to the director's monitor. We can even record and convert between a motion capture virtual camera and a real physical motion control camera rig, enabling you to do multi passes of lives plates that originate in virtual or fantasy environments.
Eye lines between live plate actor and CG characters are no long a problem when everyone can see the two components in real time on-set. Our technology is motion capture system independent and does not tie your production into a particular vendor or supplier.
Light Detection And Ranging data is integrated into our rendering, measurement and calibration system.
Models or real environments can be scanned and recreated in 3D. This 3D data can then be used as set referencing visualisation, scale model work, or line-up optimisation. Optimised OpenGL hardware rendering allows real time performance for large data-set.
From simple rotate rings to complex Hexapod "flight simulator" platforms, Take4D has the tools to drive motion bases from previsualised data.
Used to create Harry Potter World's Forbidden Journey theme park ride in Orlando Florida, Take4D has a comprehensive set of features to solve both camera shots and model movers simultaneously. Whether flying, driving, falling or any other shot in which a camera is required to follow an object, Take4D has the tools needed to localise and shoot the sequence for real. For example, complex shots which would normally be beyond the capabilities of just the model mover to can be unraveled by splitting the work between both camera and motion base without changing the through the lens shot.
We are regularly called upon to develop never seen before technology.
Take4D is our proprietary development platform that enables us to undertake the most complex of challenges in today's high expectation fast paced industry. Rapid development and solidly consistent results has kept us at the fore-front of the industry.
Our connect to anything, process, and drive anything approach enables Take4D the flexibility you need to push the visual boundaries in a market that is always demanding to see something new.
If you have a concept for a shot and don't know how to achieve it, Take4D has a solution.