BVHViewer

BVHViewer screenshot

BVHViewer 1.1 is a robust visualization tool for the Biovision Hierarchy (BVH) animation format.

Although there are several viewers to be found on the web, this is one of the few that supports:

  • All possible rotation orders
  • Local joint positions (Xposition, Yposition and Zposition) for all joints
  • No assumption on hierarchy or framerate
  • Fast browsing through a directory of BVH animations (using the PageUp and PageDown buttons)

Local joint positions are supported by the format and allow for bone scaling, making it ideal for Kinect output. For example, the exported BVH files from Brekel Kinect can also be viewed.

 

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 Example BVH files

Older versions

 

In case you found a bug, have a feature request or a comment, please use the form below or send an e-mail to bvhviewer@developmentinmotion.nl.

11 Responses to BVHViewer

  1. Frans Steenbrink says:

    This is great stuff!
    Keep up the good work. You make this world a better place.
    With kind regards,
    Frans

  2. Max says:

    Thanks for this. Keep up the great work!

  3. Rodrigo says:

    Thanks for this tool!

  4. Maxime says:

    Thank you for this.
    But I have some problems to read my BVH files. I have the error message :”Not able to read BVH file”.
    I didn’t find what is wrong in my bvh file. Any idea of what it could be?

  5. Ryan says:

    I got a returned email error, so I’ll post my commentary here:

    Some suggested feature requests:

    - Autoplay on load option. This would be incredibly handy.

    - Make pgup/pgdn (or any two keys) cycle the next/previous file in the current working directory. The current working directory should be wherever the last file was loaded.

    -Make the file name of the BVH file being displayed stay in the status area (below the play button) instead of disappearing. It is always helpful to have a persistent file location reference.

    - Drag and drop functionality. Optimally, this would change the working directory to that which the loaded file originated from so the user could press pgup/pgdn after dragging/dropping.

    In the meantime, I’ve created a companion program called BVHV browser which allows the user to cycle mocap files faster using BVH Viewer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8R_6O8Ing8

  6. James says:

    Great Job!

  7. Greenlaw says:

    Wow, this looks very useful. Thanks for making it available to the community. :)

  8. abdulrhman says:

    excellent tool , thank u.

  9. Nacho says:

    Perfect and simple tool! Thanks a lot! :)

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