Quick start guide

In this step-by-step guide, we will demonstrate how to use Rokoko Vision and cover key workflows in an ideal setup.


Rokoko Vision is a browser-based application. At a minimum you will need a computer or laptop and an internet connection. The workflow you select will determine what other hardware is needed. If you select to use one or two cameras you may need to use an external camera (see more details here) though we support a bunch of technology that you likely already have at home or at work, including smartphones and low-priced webcams.

What are the ideal conditions for the recorded videos?

  1. The person performing should be in frame with the full body the entire time.

  2. Lighting should be good throughout.

  3. Good contrast between cloth and background (no green suits on green screens).

  4. Avoid reflective surfaces like mirrors in the room.

  5. Mount the cameras properly to ensure they remain stable.

This is an example of an ideal setup for Vision that works well:

1. Login with or Create a free Rokoko account

Login with your Rokoko account or create a free account.

2. Choose your video source

Click Create in the header or dashboard view, and then decide if you would like to create an animation based on an existing video (workflow A) or an animation based on a new recording (workflow B).

Our Dual Camera feature in workflow B will produce the highest quality animation results.

3. Workflow A: Upload existing video

The easiest way to get started is to upload an existing video file. Just select a supported video file format on your harddrive and wait for it to upload.

4. Workflow B: Record a new video

With a single-camera workflow, any camera that can be read by the browser can be used to create an animation. Most laptops have a built-in webcam.

For both the single and dual camera setup, it can be very convenient to use your Android or iPhone as a webcam. Click either of those links to view our setup guides.

What gear is needed for the Dual Camera setup?

  1. Two cameras (duh!). See our camera guide for more info on compatibility. We recommend using your existing smartphone and one webcam to avoid cable issues and to have the most flexible setup.

  2. You need two sheets of paper for the calibration process on a A4 or US letter size paper and preferably mounted to a hard and flat surface (think cardboard). See our print guide.

  3. Good lighting in the room is crucial for capturing accurate mocap data. Ensure that the room has sufficient lighting, preferably with diffused or even lighting sources to minimize shadows and ensure proper visibility of the person being captured.

5. Preview, trim and process your recording

After you have recorded or uploaded a video, you can now preview the result.

You will be able to trim the recording to ensure that only the part of the video that you want converted to 3D animation is converted (trimming unnecessary video will also speed up processing time and simplify 3D workflows later on).

After you have reviewed and made any adjustments by trimming, you can start the process of converting your video recording(s) into a 3D animation.

Read more here.

6. 3D preview & download

Once Rokoko Vision has finished processing your video, you can look at the final result direclty on the website, and either choose to download it as an .fbx file or open it in Rokoko Studio to edit it.

Read more here.

7. Optional Edit, Export and Livestream from Rokoko Studio

You can open your 3D animation in Rokoko Studio, where you can further edit your recording, retarget (transfer) the movement to an imported custom character, access more export formats and options, or stream the animation directly to another 3D software application.

Read more more about editing in Studio and exporting and livestreaming from Studio.

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