Animatrik, a leading provider of performance capture and virtual production solutions for film, television, games and animation, has officially licensed LEI/Giant technology from film production company Lightstorm Entertainment Inc.

The LEI/Giant technology offers a sophisticated suite of tools providing more accuracy, reliability and efficiency, which ultimately enables 3D animators to create high-quality, true-to-performance character animation, faster and more easily than ever before. It has previously been used to bring such films to life as Avatar, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Iron Man and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Video game credits include Halo 4, Call of Duty 3 and Devil May Cry.

Animatrik will integrate LEI/Giant technology into its pipeline to continue providing leading performance capture services across North America and beyond.

Jon Landau, Producer/COO/Partner at Lightstorm Entertainment comments: "We're pleased that Animatrik has become a select partner, licensing our LEI/Giant performance capture technology. Animatrik is a forward-thinking company having worked on many high calibre projects – it's exciting to know that they will be using our solutions to power future productions.”

World record
During Animatrik’s evaluation of the LEI/Giant system, the team pushed the limits of performance capture beyond what is considered to be the current world record.

Using Lightstorm Entertainment Inc’s Giant technology, Animatrik was able to capture 21 performers in a live capture volume all at one time.