Dear RADiCAL Community:

We’re excited to announce important changes to accelerate RADiCAL’s mission:

A platform for the world to create, share and explore animated 3D motion content.

Our mission rests on three pillars:  

  1. Create: We give you AI-powered 3D motion animation tools to create amazing content  
  2. Share: Share your content with the RADiCAL community
  3. Explore: Explore and download 3D motion content created by others

What does this mean for you?

We’re lowering prices, providing new creative content tools and increasing access to user content for everyone:  

  • Free accounts: we are making free accounts available to everyone. Free accounts include both free video uploads and free FBX downloads for all.  
  • Explore channel – public sharing:  public user-generated content is now accessible to the entire RADiCAL community through a new ‘Explore’ channel. If you’re on a free account, your content is shared to the RADiCAL community automatically.  If you’re on a paid account, you can selectively share only what you want to make public.
  • Secure privacy & exclusivity:  if you’d like to keep your content confidential and your licenses exclusive, you can make your uploads, visualizations and FBX results private by upgrading to a premium account starting at $8 per month. 
  • Receive feedback:  if you share your content, you can see what other RADiCAL users think of it. We count views and likes for you.  
  • FBX Downloads & Forking: like a scan that was created by another user?  You can now download their FBX results. Soon you will also be able to “fork” other users’ public scans, including their results, so you can improve on their work even further with our creative tools.
  • Commercial licenses:  if you wish to use FBX results for profit, or in a commercial project, simply upgrade to a premium account at a low fee. We offer annual and monthly subscriptions starting at $8 per month.
  • Playtime on demand:  To maximize flexibility, if you need more upload or download playtime credits, you can buy those starting at $8 per month, without recurring obligations.

Over the next few days, we will announce more details about the new content creation tools, largely powered by deep Unity integrations.

We’re excited for what’s to come. We hope you are, too.

 

Team RADiCAL

A few important announcements from RADiCAL HQ!

 

Our store is open

Starting today, the RADiCAL store is finally open!

You can now purchase additional playtime in the form of Pay-As-You-Go Add-Ons, or take the plunge and sign up for a Subscription.

 

Referrals: earn & redeem upgrade codes

Over the last few weeks, we’ve noticed more and more users spreading the word about RADiCAL through our Referral Program. In exchange for spreading the word, we’ve been giving these users access to free upgrade codes for Producer Add-On.  You can get in on the action here. For each individual friend you invite, you’ll receive an additional Add-On.

Starting now, those codes are redeemable by entering them when the Producer Add-On is selected. Just hit the PLAYTIME button to start the checkout process.   

Many of you have asked to see what other users are creating. We agree. So we’ll start giving the RADiCAL community a voice. Here’s how we’re kicking off:

We’d like to add user scans to the public RADiCAL Samples project. The more users participate, the more the community will see the full range of our technology.

If you want to contribute to RADiCAL Samples, just click here. ?

As a bonus, if we select your scan(s), we’ll give you an additional Producer Add-On for free. ?

Really look forward to your contributions!

Team RADiCAL

FBX downloads are finally here!  ?

Even better, we’re giving away credits for video uploads and FBX downloads to everyone for free. Our idea is to turn RADiCAL into a free 3D motion prototyping platform for absolutely everyone.  

This means that, starting today, every current and new user just signing up is automatically credited with a free trial of the Producer package.  We expect the free trial to last through October 31, 2018.

There are no strings attached and no credit card required.  You’ll see the Producer subscription automatically credited to your account next time you log in.  

As part of the trial, every month, you’ll receive access to 1m of 30s of Download Playtime in addition to your current 5m of Upload Playtime.

While we make our current AI Gen 2.6 available to all users as a free prototyping tool, we’re already working toward making RADiCAL the platform capable of meeting the demands of all 3D pipelines across media & entertainment.

We are currently pushing toward our new AI, called Gen 3, to meet the high standards of professional production pipelines later this year.  We’ll keep you in the loop on the expected Gen 3 release date.

In the meantime, all we ask in return is that you let us know if you have any comments or feedback. We’re always available at support@getrad.co.

Happy capturing!

Several exciting developments to report from the last few weeks at RADiCAL HQ!

  • RADiCAL Gen 2.6 & FBX Download: available now as a free prototyping tool
  • RADiCAL Gen 3: coming soon
  • Unity SDK for AR Apps: coming soon

Below is more detail on each of those developments.

 

RADiCAL Gen 2.6 & FBX Downloads — for free prototyping:

We have decided to make our current AI Gen 2.6 available as a prototyping tool for the film, TV, gaming and XR industries.  Gen 2.6 will be available for free to everyone within reasonable limits.  (Power users that need more playtime will be able to upgrade their accounts.)  

The FBX download feature for Gen 2.6 will be made available to a limited number of beta users today. Please look out for an email. First come, first serve. We then expect to expand the download feature to all users for free within a week.  

 

RADiCAL Gen 3 — for production pipelines:

We’ve also started working on the development of a completely new generation of our AI we’re calling RADiCAL Gen 3.  We’re proud of the results we’re delivering with our current AI, but we want to go above and beyond to allow our product to match the high expectations of professional pipelines with Gen 3.

Gen 3 will utilize advances in our science to capture results with more organic, fluid and expressive motion (including better footlock) than ever before.

 

RADiCAL Unity SDK:

With the launch of our SDK, you will soon be able to integrate our motion into your Unity workflow simply by installing our plugin, entering your credentials, and adding our motion to your apps. (Unreal will follow soon thereafter.)

Whether you’re trying to make the next great AR experience or use our motion in the next groundbreaking mobile game, we want to help! Creating apps that use RADiCAL Motion should be as seamless as the capturing process itself.

 

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As we get closer to release of both our SDK and RADiCAL Gen3, we’ll clue you in about pricing and availability information. Until then, keep your eyes on the changelog and your email inbox for more features and tricks for using RADiCAL!

Over the last few days, we’ve been thrilled to see interest around our story grow, and we’re really inspired by some of the ways we’ve heard about ways people are planning on making the most out of RADiCAL.

That’s why we want to see what you’ve created so far!

Starting today, we’re running a contest to try and find the best scans from our public beta. Here’s what you have to do in order to enter:

  1. Make your scan public by clicking the share icon and enabling it.
  2. Share your scan to Twitter, making sure to mention us in the tweet (@RADiCALMotion)
  3. Use the hashtag #RADiCALBeta to enter, and check out other submissions.

The owner of the scan with the most likes by the end of next week will win a Free Creator Subscription for ONE YEAR.

Don’t miss out on this chance to earn free motion capture!

Starting today, you can invite your network to join RADiCAL. In return, we’ll give you a free Creator Add-On for each friend that accepts your invite! No purchase necessary for either of you.

Each Creator Add-On gives you free video upload and FBX file download playtime for your scans. Simply navigate to the user menu in the upper right hand corner, and select the button labeled “Free Playtime”:

From there, you can share your referral link on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and by email. We’ve gone ahead and written an email you can send out to multiple people at once, or you can take your time and write out the message however you’d like!

Once a user registers after clicking the link you’ve sent, you’ll receive an upgrade code. When our store opens up in a few weeks’ time, that upgrade will be redeemable, giving you free playtime, no credit card required!

Make sure you spread the word!

RADiCAL is AI-powered 3D motion capture. No suits, no hardware, no setup. Right from your phone.

Today, we are launching the latest generation of our AI (we call it Gen 2.5) through a free public beta for users across 3D animation, 3D graphics and 3D content creation, including AR & VR. Though we still have to do a little more rocket science to adjust all our dials, we’re counting down to our full liftoff soon after that.

Starting today, you can create and preview 3D motion capture scans through our web and mobile apps.

Gen 2.5 is focused on basic mobility. Basic mobility means conventional gesturing, stepping, walking and other movement from left to right, rooted in standing and sitting motion. Within those categories, you can get more nuanced: we have seen great results with full 360 turns, basic dance and the expression of different moods (happiness, etc.) through motion.

To get the most out of this release, just a few tips:

  • Record at 120 FPS — 60 FPS for slow, simple motion / 240 FPS for fast, complex motion
  • Place your phone on a tripod (or a flat surface)
  • Record a single person at a time

Because this is about basic mobility, go easy on non-conventional, complex motion, such as athletics (squatting, jumping, rolling across a floor, push-ups, etc.), fighting and intricate dance, as well as long walks into depth.

You will need our latest iOS App for Gen 2.5, so make sure to download it. (We’ll release an Android App shortly.) As ever, check out our Learn section for more detail about achieving best results.

Play nicely, and you’ll get best results!

Until then, scan away, and don’t be shy. We’re here to help.

A quick note from the team at RADiCAL:

We have decided to temporarily open our doors to public registration and use of a trimmed-down generation of our AI technology.

We’re proud of the progress we’ve made on our web app, and we think our users should have a swing at it now. A new version of our iOS app is available for free download as well.

Just come straight in – it’s free, too. We’d love your feedback. Every little bit helps us improve.

There are limitations that come with this release. In a few days, we are releasing the full version of our AI, which will feature the following improvements:

  • 3D space: In addition to human motion in 3D, our next AI release will reconstruct the space around the actor, too
  • Releasing the hips:  We will no longer fix the character’s hips, allowing for fewer distortions.
  • Speed:  You should expect to see our AI produce much faster results.