Animate 3D FAQ: Custom Characters, Face Tracking, Hand Tracking & More!

Check out these blog posts for the up-to-date recommendations for our various features:

  1. Custom Character FAQ
  2. Face Tracking FAQ
  3. Hand Tracking FAQ
  4. Capture Guidelines
  5. Settings & Features Demos:


What type of video file can I turn into an animation?

MP4, MOV, or AVI video formats are supported. Capture your own video content, or use pre-existing footage, the options are up to you!

What output animation formats can be generated from a single motion clip video?

The DeepMotion platform currently generates FBX, BVH, and GIF output file formats.

Are there any size or length limits for the input motion clips?

The maximum video length allowed is 60 seconds with a maximum size of 50MB.

What camera can I use to capture my own video?

You can use any camera, even your mobile device, to capture input video though in general higher resolution cameras are recommended.

What environments can my video take place in?

Video content captured in any environment can be used, for best results use neutral lighting and high contrast between the subject and the background. 

How many people can be in the video?

A single person should be in the video with a clear, unobstructed view of the entire person throughout the length of the motion clip.

What is the best distance for the subject to be located?

An uninterrupted distance of 2-6 meters (6-20 feet).

What is the recommended video Frames Per Second for best results?

Higher FPS will result in higher fidelity animation results. 30 FPS or greater is recommended.

What type of clothing is recommended for the subject to wear?

All key joints, like the knees and elbows, are needed to be clear from obstruction in order for the AI to properly associate the movements to the model. This means loose clothing, such as long skirts, will impact the results. 

Can the camera move during the shot?

For the best results, the camera should remain still for the entire duration of the movement.

What is the minimum resolution for the video to work?

A minimum resolution of 300x300 is recommended for the best results. 

Can I capture facial movements?

Facial capture is not included at this time. 

How much of the body needs to be in the shot?

An unobstructed view of the entire body, head to toe, is needed for the full duration of the motion clip. For best results the subject should be 2-6 meters (6-20 feet) from the camera.

If I close the window or lose my internet connection when an animation is processing will it finish?

Once the process has started, if the upload phase has completed and animations are being created the job will still complete even if you lose connection or exit. If the upload has not completed at this time then the entire job is aborted. 

Will other people be able to see or use my uploads?

No, your uploads and animation assets are private to you and cannot be accessed by the community.

If I delete animation assets from my account can I get them back?

No, once deleted animation assets cannot be recovered. Always confirm you are deleting the correct set of animation assets when you delete them!

Will the animation work on different body types?

We have included a variety of body sizes for you to try out your animation on and preview the results.

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