But that doesn't include the monthly income from your main patreon at https://www.patreon.com/ReignMocap.
You have a one-time commitment of $ 8, so your monthly income is easy to guess.
November 2020: 585 supporters * 8 USD = 4680 USD
December 2020: 555 supporters * 8 USD = 4440 USD
January 2021: 574 supporters * 8 USD = 4592 USD
February 2021: 465supporters * 8 USD = 3720 USD
March 2021: 390 supporters * $ 8 = $ 3,120.
April 2021: 555 supporters * 8 USD = 4440 USD
May 2021: 617 supporters * $ 8 = $ 4936
June 2021: (547-386) supporters * 8 USD = 1288 USD
TOTAL: 31,216 USD
You already have the money to buy the OptiTrack system.
Even if you spent all the money on yourself and have no savings, you can still build the OptiTrack system yourself because your average monthly income is around $ 4,500 you can buy OptiTrack in seven months.
I want people to understand that Reign's new Patreon will display the wrong amount of dollars.
For example, this month people will pledge to a new patreon $ 500. That is, the goal is achieved only by 500 USD out of $32,862.24? Wrong!
The goal is progressed on $ 5,000 ($ 500 from the new Patreon + $ 4,500 from the old Patreon).
But it will still show only $ 500 on new Patreon. What are you going to do with the money from your old Patreon? Will you use them for buying OptiTrack? Or will you burn it for personal use?
If the latter, then you are not risking anything and it seems to me a scam. Otherwise, you need to include income from both of your Patreons and display the total real amount on the new Patreon page.
I felt I had to say something myself after reading Donovans review. 30K is alot of money, but when it comes to an optitrak setup thats nothing. their top end system is $147000! Its not like Reign is going to buy their cheap system for 10K to try the system out, then sell/throw that out and spend another 30K on the system that is much more likely to get the precision and tracking he needs.
I wish you the best of luck Reign, your asking for donations and you've always come across as on the level to me
ReignMocap, you are wrong about multiple things in your message and you give people misinformation.
I don't know why you are doing it - maybe because of the lack of knowledge or you are trying to exploit your patrons and get "easy" money from them.
Before I point these things let me introduce myself - I am an engineer working in a professional mocap studio. My role is to calibrate and setup equipment and software and make sure everything works the best way possible.
We provide mocap services for game studios and entertainment industry. Mainly we use Optitrack and XSens, but tried Rokoko as well.
Okay, now about things that disturbed me in your "happy" and "exciting" message:
1) You ask patrons to give you $32,895.72 but I know that for a start you need only $10-11K to buy six Flex 13 cameras and a suit. Later you can buy additional six cameras to increase your tracking for two people.
Agaon, you do NOT need $32K. Understand it. Start small. Don't set unrealistic goals.
3) OptiTrack is not a magic bullet. It's an optical system that uses very basic principle - cameras track markers. If at least two cameras can't see a marker - they can't triangulate 3D position of it.
Occlusion is a BIG problem in OptiTrack too. I will repeat - if cameras can't see trackers - you will receive BAD data that need manual cleanup.
4) About "hard cleaning" of mocaps. Data from OptiTrack is FAR from perfect. You still need to clean it in Motive. Using the same "smooth" tools and other ones.
Our technical artist spends days cleaning each mocap first in Motive, then spend even more days in MoBu. Usually cleaning of 3 mins of mocap in Motive takes one day of his time.
1) OptiTrack can be better for some use cases than Rokoko but it is not a good fit for sex animations where two bodies need to intersect and obscure each other.
You better off with XSens.
2) Rokoko tracking quality is low-medium. I do not recommend to use it for sex animations of two people.
3) You don't need $30K to test OptiTrack. $10K setup will provide the same results and will revela the same problems related to optical solutions.
You have these options:
1) Continue using Vive trackers
2) Buy XSense and subscribe to their online cloud processing tool for "HD reprocessing". It will provide good results for a single person (stripper animations) or even for sex with two people.
3) Buy OptiTrack for $10K. Prepare to spend days cleaning mocaps in Motive. Then days in MoBu. After retargeting to a different 3D characters your MoBu mocap will break. Each time (different human proportions).
Most importantly, Don't exploit loyalty of your patreon supporters. They don't have to pledge $30K.
I am one of your patrons and I am disapponted that you released all your library for free. Second time. I think I will unsubscribe and won't wait for third time.
Reign MoCap. As a studio and I personally also want to wish you the best possible outcome for your massive project! Whether its with a Mocap suit or with this advanced "Optitrack" system our main goals remains always the same. We are here together with dozens of other fantastic creators/artist to deliver those dreams wich are finally becoming slowly reality. Everyone in his/her very own style and love. I take my hat off your visionary, ambitions believing in the future of VaM & MoCap in general. Keep it up!
I've been around since right around when you started. You continue to grow and aim higher than anyone else I know in the MoCap area. I strongly suggest you provide detailed feedback to MeshedVR. You've built up one heck of a reputation here so use that to everyones advantage to impact VAM 2.0.
I'm really fighting for officially supported API's to support the booming interactive VR toy industry. This could easily translate to supporting interactive haptics. Imagine people able to not only see and hear, but feel the experiences you create.
Also, remember that your working with a technology (VAM) that is still in it's infancy. Some of the motion tracking going on in the adult industry right now is really hindered by the initial cost. VAM takes care of half of the cost issue an equipment is getting cheaper by the day.
Keep up the good work and continue building your legacy.
Reign! Love your mocaps, and you seem like a really chill guy. Thanks for the content dump- but €27,000 is a lot! I'm a bit concerned about your location too. If you get a whole studio for this I'd expect it to be in Hollywood or something so other creators could pay you to use it. I hope other vammers get the chance to make things with Optitrack.
Anyway I never pay for anything but I respect your goal and I want vam to get better so if you get more patrons for the project (like €10,000) I'll join with the 2nd tier.
I like Reigns work and now i have it for free so 5 stars for that! Also this new project is very exciting and ambitious. Another 5 stars for even trying something new! so that's um...5+5..= ...um..maths not my strong suit...sooo it equals... INFINITY AND BEYOND! Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you'll land among the stars haha :-D