The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology for Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D

Screening May 16 at Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits from Markerless Mocap Software’s Flexibility and Productivity

MOSCOW — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 9, 2014 — With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill with Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft markerless iPi Motion Capture software solution. [Editor’s Note: Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D will screen at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. For passes and more information please contact Anthony Hoit, Graphic Film Company,]

“There are a scant few examples of animated horror films, let alone ones that honor a classic like Night of the Living Dead, but this project is very special,” Michael Nikonov, iPi Soft’s Chief Technology Architect says. “The fact that most of the film features motion capture, with a substantial amount created using iPi Motion Capture, stands as the best evidence our motion capture solution accelerates creativity easily and affordably.”

Produced by noted Hollywood filmmaker Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air) and Jib Polhemus, and directed by Krisztian Majdik and Zebediah De Soto, Night of the Living Dead: 3D Origins is a highly-stylized film, with a look that sits somewhere between 3D animation and a graphic novel. It centers on a group of desperate survivors fighting to stay alive barricaded in an abandoned apartment building. Confined and under attack, the characters struggle to survive while also confronting their own sense of humanity.

For Anthony Hoit, Graphic Film Company’s Chief Systems Administrator and Stereographer/Technical Director on the film, it was iPi Motion Capture’s ease of use and high-quality motion data captured that provided the technical advantage from both a creative and a budget prospective.

“What most impressed me was how easy it was to take an idea, capture it with iPi Motion Capture, clean it up using an animation tool like Maya and drop it into a scene,” Hoit says. “We’re talking a total time from concept to scene file of about 30 minutes. That’s pretty amazing.”

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Launched in 2008 by CEO and Chief Technology Architect Michael Nikonov, iPi Soft, LLC is the Moscow-based developer of iPi Motion Capture™, a markerless motion capture software tool that uses sophisticated image processing and computer vision algorithms to recognize and track the human body. The company’s breakthrough technology digitizes the movement of a human skeleton, rendering it in expressive 3D characters for video games or computer generated films. For additional information, on iPi Soft, product pricing or a 30-day free trial please visit,

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