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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


This article will guide you through the proces of capturing en exporting a recording using Shogun Live and Manus Core and merging the hand and body data afterwards in Shogun Post.


To ensure a smooth merging process, follow these recommendations during the data capturing phase:

Setup Vicon Shogun Live to broadcast capture and select Vicon as the remote trigger. MANUS Core will then automatically start, stop and save. The recordings will be saved in the capture folder specified in Shogun Live. Make sure the folder specified in Shogun Live actually exists.

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More information on remote triggers.

Naming Conventions

For convenience, name the user(s) in MANUS Core identically to the subject(s) in Shogun. This helps streamline the merging process.

Timecode Usage

It's recommended to use timecode to ensure that the recordings are synchronized between Shogun and MANUS Core.

Exporting for Merge

Configure the following export settings to prepare your data for merging:

Export Settings

  • Export file per User.
  • Export the full skeleton.
  • Hand Motion set to None.
  • Skeleton format to Vicon and Vicon Default.
  • Match the export framerate with the Vicon body recording you intend to merge.
  • If both Shogun and MANUS Core recordings are time-coded, include the SMPTE timecode signal.
  • Units should be set to cm.
  • Do not use the first frame as the bind pose.
  • Keyframe reduction and resampling of keyframes are recommended for smoother merging.

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Merging in Shogun Post

Follow these steps to merge the MANUS glove data with your Shogun Post data:

Open the Desired Take

Launch Shogun Post and open the take that you want to merge with MANUS data.

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Access Script Editor

Navigate to the script editor within Shogun Post.

Open Existing Script File

Select Open existing file and locate the ImportManusFBXFiles.hsl script file from the installation folder.

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Select the Subject

Ensure that the subject in Shogun Post, which you want to merge, is selected.

Run the Script

Execute the script, and a dialog box will appear, prompting you to select the MANUS exported FBX file.

Select the MANUS Exported FBX

Choose the appropriate MANUS exported FBX file from your storage.

Processing and Stitching

Allow the script to process and merge the hand data onto the body data in Shogun Post.

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Your hand data should now be merged onto your body data.