Sony Electronics Unveils Software Updates to its mocopi Motion Capture Device Further Enhancing its 3D Content Creation Capabilities

Sony Contacts: Jennifer Sugarman, Marketing & Partnerships

SAN DIEGO – June 13, 2024 - Sony Electronics today announces several updates to the mocopi motion capture device, improving the workflow of PC-based creators and extending integrations into popular 3D content creation platforms. These updates signal Sony’s commitment to listening to creators in the 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) space and expanding features based on valuable user feedback. Among the updates is the introduction of the mocopi app for PC1, which brings the robust capabilities of the mocopi mobile app2 to the desktop environment and a mocopi plugin for the professional animation software, Maya®. 

Introducing the mocopi app for PC:

The mocopi app for PC1 delivers a seamless and efficient motion capture experience for 3D content creators. By mirroring the features available on the mocopi mobile app2, the PC version enhances productivity by integrating advanced motion data generation, recording, and transmission capabilities directly into the PC workflow. The app supports full-body motion capture, utilizing mocopi sensors to provide ready-to-use motion data. It integrates smoothly with popular 3D software and VR applications such as VRChat and 3DCG software, allowing for seamless data transfer and motion tracking.

The user-friendly interface simplifies the motion capture process, enabling users to easily connect sensors3, calibrate settings, and manage recordings. Advanced functionality allows users to perform motion inference, save and preview data, and transmit motion data to various platforms, all within the PC app and accompanying mocopi link mobile app. Flexible connectivity options, including both wired (Bluetooth, USB4) and wireless (Bluetooth, IP address) connections5, provide versatility in setting up motion capture systems. Additionally, the app offers customizable settings, allowing users to change backgrounds during motion previews and import motion files in Biovision Hierarchy (BVH) format. Since the PC generates motion data, the smartphone functions only to transmit raw data from the connected sensor through mocopi link, eliminating the need for a high-spec 6 smartphone. Additional features and functionality for the mocopi app for PC are planned for release in winter 2024.

Users can download the mocopi app for PC from the Microsoft Store and test the app for one month free of charge. After the one-month trial, the monthly fee will be $4.49. To use the mocopi app for PC, users must also download the mocopi link mobile app, which is free from the Google Play and App stores2. Further instructions on how to use the mocopi app for PC can be found in this how to video

Additional Software Updates (now available):

Alongside the mocopi app for PC, Sony is releasing the following features in this latest software update:

  1. Accuracy Feedback After Sensor Connection: Provide more reliable data for creators by enhancing feedback mechanisms to improve motion estimation accuracy. 
  2. Extended Sensor Functionality: Streamline the adjustment process by resetting pose and position with button on the wrist sensor. 
  3. Motion Preview Enhancements: Broaden the range of use case by changing backgrounds during motion previews and playing motion files (BVH) from other devices 
  4. Country Setting Flexibility: Enhance usability by changing country settings even after initial setup.
  5. Integration with Animaze: Enhance motion tracking capabilities by performing full-body tracking using mocopi within the Animaze application. For more information about Animaze, visit the Animaze website.

Already Available: mocopi Data Analyzer

Since May, the mocopi data analyzer has enabled developers and partners to visualize raw sensor data using a mobile SDK and a sample app. This tool has already proven invaluable for those seeking to integrate mocopi's raw data into their projects.

Upcoming Update:

Sony is preparing an additional integration to further support the 3D creation community:

Maya® Plugin (Releasing June 18): Sony will release a new plugin for Maya®, along with comprehensive tutorials on the mocopi developer site, aiding creators in leveraging mocopi's capabilities within this popular 3D animation software.

Sony’s Commitment to Innovation:

These updates underscore Sony’s dedication to continuous improvement and user satisfaction. By closely collaborating with the creative community, Sony aims to meet the evolving needs of users.

For more information on the mocopi app for PC and upcoming updates, please visit our mocopi product page.

About Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment.


  1. Install mocopi PC app on Laptop or Desktop PC by using Microsoft Store App. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.

Press Release As MS WORD file:

mocopi June 13_Announcement_Final_6.12.24.docx

DOCX - 33 Kb

Media Assets:

ZIP - 8.4 Mb





Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.

About Sony Digital Imaging News via PixelShift Studio

PixelShift is a media liaison agency, and works with the Sony Digital Imaging team to provide media communications, and to manage relationships with members of the press, and with content creators. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about Sony's digital imaging products, news, and programs.