So I've been considering buying a rokoko suit for animating sequences of exercises for an app I’m building. The animations are short and some of them loop so I suppose animations are typically 2-5 seconds long. Simple exercise animations... Think doing jumping jacks or something like that.
Since i'm not a 3d artist/animator, I don’t know how to use tools like Maya or any 3d animation software and would need to hire someone to do the remaining steps of getting these animations retargeted to my character and fitting alongside any props.
I’ve gotten a few quotes for doing this but so far what I've gotten has been the cost of doing this work of retargeting + cleanup seems to be higher than getting these animations done manually without mo-cap.
I find it odd as I would think mo-cap would make this much easier, I mean just the time alone they are saying the retargeting + cleanup takes much less time, yet still more expensive. Now it seems the cost is very prohibiting and that I should just get all animations done manually. I just hate having them done manually because of all the back and forth about how the movements are wrong.
Is this typical or am I looking in the wrong places for someone to be doing this?