Man using room-scale VR and with live-streaming Shadow motion capture animation

Full-Body Mocap for VR

Shadow enables you to create cutting edge, immersive VR experiences in virtual reality or augmented reality. Shadow's lightweight, innovative design brings full-body motion capture to your VR application.

  • Works on all operating systems and devices
  • 17 tracked body segments
  • Low latency, high frame rate
  • Open technology, full access to data streams

Supports popular game engines

Shadow supports popular game engines such as UE4, Unity, and Lumberyard, as well as the most used 3D content creation apps. Both live-streaming and offline animation import are supported.

Unity, Unreal Engine, Lumberyard, MotionBuilder, Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4d, Houdini, iClone

View a full list of supported software

Interactive, VR ready motion data

VR hardware compatible

Use with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR, Gear VR, and Daydream.

Low latency

Wi-Fi or USB connection for latency under 5ms.

High speed capture

Live-stream at 100, 200, or 400 frames per second. Sensors update at 1K.

Man using a virtual reality HMD and handheld controllers with full-body motion capture

Build custom apps with the included SDK

Access to all real-time data streams

Live-stream all body segments over Wi-Fi or USB with low latency.

Use your favorite platform and tools

The SDK supports C, C++, Java, C#, Python and more languages.

Examples and tutorials

Examples are included for common full-body data streaming app requirements.

Excellent warranty and support

Durable, high-quality construction

The durable wearable components are both ergonomic and built to withstand daily production use.

Excellent support

You have access to timely support by phone, email and online video meeting.

Protect your investment

Every Shadow mocap suit includes a full 2-year warranty. During the warranty period, we will repair or replace your Shadow hardware at no cost.

Designed and manufactured in the USA

All orders and warranty replacements ship from Seattle for fast service.

Our Shadow mocap system packed in its hardshell case