Inertial Motion Capture

Bringing characters to life for two decades

For over 20 years Synertial has been making motion capture cheaper, faster, and more accurate. With the latest release of our 4th generation hardware and 14th generation software, our system is now better than ever.

Synertial started developing inertial motion capture in 1998, and in 2004 we began shipping commercially available systems. Today we combine the most advanced IMU sensors with the latest in mini-PC technology that delivers affordable suits and gloves.

Our solutions are unmatched by the competition, including but not limited to:

Seamless Optinertial synchronization with optical capture systems

Hybrid Laser-tracking

Magnetic Immunity

Unmatched Kinematics

Powerful new suite of software (including Synertial’s Kinexact)

Superior and proprietary new family of IMUs

Combined, these systems offer unparalleled tracking and expandability, resulting in the best motion capture solutions available in the market today.

Closer to perfect every day

Developed under the direction of some of the most respected engineers in the marketplace, Synertial’s systems now provide seamless integration with other inertial and optical systems – we call this the Optinertial.

The Synertial Optinertial systems provide perfect synchronization with optical capture systems such as Vicon, Optitrack, Motion Analysis, and other major vendors.

Our Optinertial systems allow our users to:

Seamlessly add fingers to other systems, while greatly speeding up workflows

Provide occlusion-free finger data that needs no additional “cleaning,”

Greatly decreasing post-production costs for any sized project.

Kings of Kinematics

We even make other inertial or optical systems work better!

Our proprietary and patented technology uses a depth sensor camera or a scanned photograph to generate a kinematic structure that matches the actor’s skeleton. This means that the bone lengths and proportions of the visual skeleton in our Animate software are exactly the same as the real life skeleton.  

Using Kinexact Body software and a depth sensor camera, a kinematic structure is generated that matches the body skeleton of the actor. Once Kinexact has measured the body from a series of simple poses, those measurements are then applied to the skeleton in our Animate software. A skeleton in our Animate software has the same proportions as the actor wearing the suit and will provide the highest level of accuracy in all motion capture data.

Kinexact software easily derives a participant's skeletal and finger measurements, thus providing the most accurate and repeatable capture data. No other inertial system calculates a participant’s skeleton so perfectly.  There is no doubt that Synertial is the King of Kinematics.