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License requirement

The functionality described requires a MANUS Bodypack or a MANUS license dongle containing one of these licenses to be connected:
Core Pro Core Xsens Pro Core Qualisys Pro Core OptiTrack Pro Demo


The MotionBuilder 2023 Plugin for MANUS Core 2 enables live-streaming finger data for MANUS Core 2 and all its supported glove generations into MotionBuilder 2023.



The plugin enables live-streaming glove data from 1 to 4 MANUS Core Profiles. The plugin can be configured to receive data from a computer running MANUS Core. MANUS Core can be ran on the same computer running MotionBuilder itself, or from an another computer access on the same local network.


The plugin works with:

  • MotionBuilder 2023 for Windows.
  • Windows 10 or Windows 11.
  • MANUS Core 2.
  • Quantum Metagloves or equivalent Partner Metagloves.
  • Prime 3 gloves.
  • Previous glove generations compatible with MANUS Core 2 (Prime X, Prime 2).


Through the following steps you will learn how to download, install and use the MotionBuilder 2023 plugin for MANUS Core 2. The MotionBuilder 2023 Plugin for MANUS Core 2 can be downloaded from the MANUS Resource Center.

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To install the plugin, open the downloaded ZIP file and copy the bin and Templates folders and the files they contain into your MotionBuilder installation directory:

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Make sure the plugin dlls end up in the plugins folder:
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Make sure the plugin FBX file ends up in the Templates folder:
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Windows will sometimes treat downloaded files as suspicious and block them from running. As a result, MotionBuilder might not be able to load the plugin.

To unblock the plugin files, follow these steps:

  1. Exit MotionBuilder.
  2. Navigate to the plugins folder.
  3. Right-click on each plugin file and select "Properties".
  4. In the Properties window, select the "Unblock" option and click OK.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all plugin files.
  6. Start MotionBuilder.

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You should now be setup to start using the MANUS Motionbuilder plugin. Please refer to the using article for information on how to use the plugin.