Good evening… my first post here. My name is Kashif and I am a 3D artist who is moving into using motion capture. So I have been looking for programs to aid me in solving facial capture data (multiple videos used of my face with markers) and a friend of mine lead me to Natron to try out. I love that it’s node based and that is a plus for me since I was also looking at NUKE (too expensive), After Effects (Can’t solve more than one piece of footage), PFTrack (Damn near perfect, I can load up to four videos and create a master document, but too expensive for an indie), Syntheyes is good (but I hate the UI and it takes too much time to set up), and now I am looking at this.
My question is, would I be able to use Natron to solve facial capture data by using Four cameras, and track each marker in the footage and export this to my 3D app as merged points? Think of like Vicon Cara or high-end motion capture systems that handle facial animation.
Thank you. And i am sure because it is open source, some amazing programmers could come up with something.
NOTE: The screen shots are from PFTrack 2017 PLE and After Effects.