Quantic Dream Opens New Motion Capture Studio

The award winning developer behind Heavy Rain opens entirely renovated Motion Capture Studio.

Following two months of renovation and the acquisition of a large T160 Vicon system, Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream has reopened its entirely renovated motion capture studio in Paris, France, making it one of the world’s premier motion capture stages. The extensive renovation works included the installation of soundproof curtains all around the stage making it possible to record actors’ voices during performances.

Their motion capture studio includes a large Vicon Mx F40 Motion Capture set coupled with a state of the art 3D scanner and a 5.1 audio recording suite.  They have offered Mocap services for 10 years to the advertising, film and video game industries,  providing a cutting edge one stop solution for high precision performance capture.

“We are very excited about the new possibilities at hand with our new Mocap stage” said Guillaume de Fondaumière, co-CEO of Quantic Dream. “Capturing actors’ complete performance in a single take with high fidelity is essential to render the highly realistic 3D characters people expect nowadays in high-definition games and movies, and that is precisely what our new studio can deliver on.”

Quantic Dream have collaborated with major publishers including Eidos, Vivendi Universal Games, Microsoft Games Studios, Atari and Sony Computer Entertainment, creating games including Omikron-The Nomad Soul (featuring recording artist David Bowie), Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in North America) and Heavy Rain exclusive to PlayStation®3 – one of 2010’s most critically acclaimed and bestselling games worldwide.