TORONTO - AUG 17, 2020 - Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto based state of the art motion capture and animation virtual production studio, today announces the launch of “Flex RDS,” the company’s new remote directing platform and service.
Installed on Dark Slope Studio’s 3000sq ft motion capture stage, the suite of tools enables directors, art directors, choreographers and producers a comprehensive remote view and uninterrupted communication with the on site team from a distance. In a time of social distancing, Flex RDS provides directors with the flexibility to remotely select camera angles and watch retargeted mocap data applied to animation models in real time expediting the production process.
Flex RDS provides users with switcher style access to toggle between camera angles. The integration with Motive and the Unreal Engine allows for the director to review real time data capture. Further, the integration of this data in to the Unreal Engine allows for previsualization of the retargeted animation. Producers and directors are equipped to safely provide real time direction to performers, make creative decisions about blocking, test visual effects and lighting treatments in real time and from a distance.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted game development, live action production, animation and visual effects teams around the world. Flex RDS is Dark Slope Studios’ solution for creative teams looking to get production of motion capture and virtual production back up and running.” Dan Fill, President, Dark Slope Studios.
“Dark Slope Studios’ remote directing capabilities have been an invaluable asset to us during this uncertain time. We’re just as effective producing remotely and the ability to do so has been essential to maintaining our production timeline.” Stephen Bosco, Art Director, Secret Location.
In addition, Dark Slope Studios has taken extensive precautions to ensure the safety of all people on site, going above and beyond provincial and union regulations. The comprehensive guidelines are maintained by a small on site team ensuring the safety of staff, performers and crew.
ABOUT DARK SLOPE STUDIOS
Dark Slope Studios is a real time content producer pushing the boundaries of virtual production. Dedicated to creativity and innovation, Dark Slope Studios combines beautiful artwork with cutting edge technology to deliver amazing animation content and virtual 3D worlds. Dark Slope Studios specializes in motion capture and facial tracking animation, 5G mobile game development as well as VR and AR production. Supported by a team of Unreal Game Developers, Dark Slope Studios provides end to end solutions from creative design to final lighting and compositing. Visit www.darkslopestudios.com for more information.