Volucap Introduces 4D People

Volucap, Germany’s first volumetric video capture studio, has teamed up with Renderpeople to offer 4D People, the first high-resolution people with full motion detail.

Founded in 2018 by shareholders ARRI Cine Technik and Co. KG, Interlake System GmbH, Studio Babelsberg AG and Fraunhofer HHI, Volucap combines cutting-edge technology with traditional film production. Located within the facilities of Studio Babelsberg in Berlin—the world’s oldest large-scale film studio— Volucap is an innovation cluster that combines volumetric capture services for a variety of industries while delivering custom solutions.

Renderpeople is a global leader in the creation and distribution of realistic scanned human 3D models as stock footage. Since 2015, Renderpeople has been a go-to source for CGI professionals with a frequent need to deliver lifelike and vivid visualizations under strict time constraints. Renderpeople now offers more than 4000 individual human 3D models in different product lines such as static Posed People or movable and posable Rigged People models. With the new 4D People models Renderpeople expands its range with a new great product line to offer further added value to all customers.

Using Renderpeople to distribute and conform volumetric capture assets for different pipelines, Volucap can now focus on further asset creation.

Renderpeople is advancing 3D asset solutions and integration services with extreme speed, stability and security, providing the framework necessary to distribute the power of Volucaps’s spatial capture solutions to clients, the potential is gigantic; to be able to revolutionize cinema and subsequently the entire media production in a few years.

Sven Bliedung von der Heide, CEO Volucap

Volucap’s technology is unique and leading the way. We are pleased to have found a strong partner in Volucap to expand our product portfolio. Together with Volucap, we can set new industry standards and offer a great new product and experience to our customers that is unparalleled in terms of realism and authenticity, the 4D People.

Lukas Lamprecht, CEO Renderpeople

Volucap’s Studio is located on 1830 square feet (170 sq meters) in the FX Center within Studio Babelsberg. The almost 13 feet (4 meter) high light rotunda is equipped with a minimum of 32 cameras that capture every movement and facial expression from a 360° perspective. Inside the room, people and objects can be scanned three-dimensionally and lifelike. Recordings are later transformed into structured and animated 3D surfaces by intelligent software algorithms. Eventually, filmed subjects can be placed into any AR, MR, VR, 360, or 2D video/web application on a variety of devices — such as phones, holographic headsets, and Windows Mixed Reality Immersive Headsets. Furthermore, 4D People are perfectly suited to be used in conventional 3D renderings of any kind, whether architectural visualization, product visualization, virtual production or visual effects.

4D People clients therefore range from the cinematic industry to professionally commissioned productions in areas including healthcare, architecture, engineering, construction, automotive, and the gaming industry.

Volucaps portfolio includes recordings for high-end feature film productions like “Matrix Resurrections” and experiences including musicians like “Die Fantastischen Vier” and “The BossHoss”, fashion designer Lana Müller and basketball sports legend and team captain of the Bonner Baskets, Josh Mayo. It also includes the tagesschau 2025 experience which shows the future of news as well as important contemporary witnesses for preserving history for future generations and more.
4D People enable the dawn of a new era where authentic digital people become a reality and digital environments become more vivid and realistic.

Renderpeople CEO Lukas Lamprecht emphasizes: “Thanks to the fast and continuous advancement of technology, the demand for realism and authenticity of 3D moving images is becoming greater every year. It is in these two aspects that 4D People models far surpass anything that has been used before. Implemented in a 3D scene, the 4D People are perceived as real, but at the same time bring with them the many advantages and flexibility of using 3D assets.”

“Thanks to Volucap’s world-leading quality and Renderpeoples’ leadership in distributing realistic human 3D assets, 4D People are a new product that finally meets the demand of being able to use authentic real three-dimensional people with motion as stock footage for projects.” says Volucaps CEO, Sven Bliedung von der Heide.

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PARTNER

About Renderpeople:

Renderpeople is a global leader in the creation and distribution of realistic scanned human 3D models as stock footage. Since 2015, Renderpeople has been a go-to source for CGI professionals with a frequent need to deliver lifelike and vivid visualizations under strict time constraints. Renderpeople now offers more than 4000 individual human 3D models in different product lines such as static Posed People or movable and posable Rigged People models. With the new 4D People models Renderpeople expands its range with a new great product line to offer further added value to all customers.
https://renderpeople.com/

About Volucap

Founded in 2018 by the shareholders ARRI Cine Technik und Co. KG, Interlake System GmbH, Studio Babelsberg AG and Fraunhofer HHI, Volucap combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional film production. Located at the world’s oldest large-scale film studio, Volucap is an innovation cluster combining volumetric recording services for a variety of industries and offering tailored solutions. Matrix 4 was the usage of volumetric capture for the big screen.
https://volucap.com/

CONTACT

For further information and in case of queries for 4D People, please contact:

Press department Volucap GmbH: pr@volucap.de