Our mission is simple
We aim to get your VFX build off to the best possible start.
As a VFX artist himself, Motion Associates founder knows only too well what it is like to have artists sat around in thumb twiddling mode whilst the team wait for the Lidar Vendor to deliver Data. A common situation that is further frustrated when the data is not considered production ready, the wrong scale or just sub standard, resulting in an even lengthier wait. It was circumstances like this that resulted in Craig Crane breaking away from Soho in order to establish Motion Associates and address all of these issues.
With over 25 years of VFX and Animation experience, our unique workflow has been created to seamlessly blend with any VFX pipeline. Match move, hero modelling, pre-via, onset encoder cam data, crowd sim and fluid interactions. You’ll find our data always fits the bill. Wether its a mountain side castle, secret underground lair, barren landscape or scenes of apocalyptic carnage, we have you covered.
With multiple kits and crew available to ship out across the globe, we will scan, process and deliver the best Lidar data that is not only the best data available, but also the only data that is guaranteed to integrate with your vendors pipeline.
We work very closely with all vendors to identify their “lidar sweet-spot”, and deliver your data accordingly.
Motion Associates prides itself on its flexibility, and offers numerous packages that can be tailored to best suit your productions needs. If your show has minimal VFX work, then we would only recommend our ad-hoc packages. However, if like many of our clients, your production is VFX heavy with numerous locations across the globe, you may be more interested in our all encompassing Live-in Lidar package, which gives you full time access to kit and crew, as well as every scan processed and delivered as part of that service. For more info, please drop us a line via email email@example.com or via our contact page.
Ariel Photogrammetry R&D
It goes without saying, that no matter how flexible we are here at Motion Associates, there are some places where you just cant use a Lidar Scanner. The biggest restrictions can often be access, time or a combination of the two.
Thats when we opt to go with the two drones.
All our hardware is named after characters from a well known Scifi series that is close to our geek hearts, and our drones are no exception to that rule.
Fly-Lo Ren & SkyWalker have seen a lot of action these past 12 months as we develop and streamline our Ariel R&D.
(hint… password is test)
With a 45 minute flight time, and less than a day in the processing pipeline, the sky is truly the limit!
Character and VR R&D
As well as cutting edge Lidar scanning, Motion Associates is always looking for new opportunities.
Current developments see us branching out into into the exciting world of VR, exploring new tools in conjunction with our Multi camera Motion Capture studio
As well as VR, we are developing our own I.P, which relies heavily on VR, MoCap and scanning. There is never a dull moment at the studio, as you can see: (hint… password is test)