3D Import / Export and Encoding

How the 3d and the real world come together for the better.

Here at MrMoco we have seen the massive rise in CGI, previsualisation and camera tracking. But rather than seeing these tools as a threat to Motion Control we actually believe they can be used to enhance motion control’s effectiveness and quality.


Here we refer to taking a 3D camera move and importing it into our motion control software Flair. Part of this process is solving. Solving is done by our operators using a software called Iktrix. This takes the 3D move and checks that it’s within the acceleration, velocity and reach of the chosen rig. It also allows us to plan the motion control shoot by determining how much rail and where the rail should be placed with huge time savings.


Exporting refers to taking camera data from motion control rig in a format that can be read in 3d software packages to aid post-production. In order for the data to be 100% reliable we require time during set up to fully line up the camera and calibrate the lens. If you require this data please let us know before the shoot. We also recommended that 3d tracking markers are also used where possible. If possible zoom lens shouldn’t be used if exporting. They do not model well and the nodal point moves when you zoom, so it adds an extra complexity.


Encoding refers to mounting encoders on non-motion controlled equipment to very accurately measure and record their motion. Encoding is widely used to aid in post-production giving the exact data of what a camera, lens or object was doing during filming. Anything can be encoded, sometimes just a single axis is encoded and sometimes 20 depending on the application. MrMoco can interface and encode a huge variety of equipment, including lenses, dollies, cranes and heads.