Visual3D v6 Professional

The advanced software tool for 3D biomechanics research and data management.

Visual3D is the premier biomechanics analysis tool for measuring movement and force data as collected by almost any kind of 3D motion capture system. It is a Microsoft Windows application. It provides the calculations needed for kinematics and kinetics - including support for instrumented treadmills. It includes the latest mathematical techniques for optimizations, signal processing and filtering, inverse kinematics, complex biomechanical modeling, forces and force structures, and much more.

Customers include universities, commercial, and government researchers studying rehabilitation, neuroscience, engineering, robotics, sports (performance tracking, injury prevention, equipment manufacture, exercise studies), orthopedics, prosthetics, animal studies, disability assessments, and much more.

Visual3D eliminates the need for custom software and local maintenance. It manages data, creating indexes for querying, includes complex mathematical expressions support, and provides the implementation of published algorithms and processes.

Visual3D Features

Custom, traditional, or standard biomechanical Models.

Model development is rapid, graphical, and unrestricted. Visual3D modeling supports Global Optimization, 6 DOF, Conventional Gait, custom marker sets, virtual markers, segments, and more. Modeling is done graphically but allows for entry of direct measurements, inverse kinematic settings, inertial properties, graphic overlay adjustments, and much more.    Learn More...


Kinematics, Inverse Dynamics and custom calculations.

In addition to metrics such as joint angles, moments, center of pressure, signal filtering, DFT, center of mass, energies, rotations, volumes, derivatives, and much more - you can also write your own computations. Full control of input parameters, Euler angles, rotation order for Cardan angles, coordinate systems, and other parameters make Visual3D the most powerful analysis tool for biomechanics available.

- Integrated Support for Force Sensors, Force Platforms, Instrumented Stairs, and Instrumented Treadmills.
- EMG and signal processing.
- Export to OpenSim. Global optimization applied and .mot and.xml files produced.
- Comprehensive Data Management of C3D files. Subject tagging and model association allow for integrated data sets.
- External indexing allows for integrated access to libraries of data, subject, and files.
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A sample of just some linked-model based calculations that are available:

COP Path; Ground Reaction Force Data; Helical Angle; Joint Acceleration; Joint Angle; Joint Rotation; Joint Force; Joint Moment; Joint Power; Joint Power Scalar; Joint Velocity; Segment CG Position; Segment Proximal Joint; Segment Distal Joint; Segment Velocity; Model Energy Scalar; Potential Energy; Rotational Energy Terms; Rotational Energy Scalar; Segment Energy Totoal; Translational Energy Terms; Translational Energy Scalar; Linear Momentum; Angular Momentum; Segment Residual; Model COG; Segment Progression Angle; Target Path; Muscle Length; Model Moment of Inertia; Model Angular Momentum; UD Power; and much more.    Learn More...


Visual3D Software Version Comparison

Student Version
Temporary 1-year License
Full Visual3D Functionality
Read and Write C3D/CMO
Package of 15 licenses
Requires Visual3D Purchase
Requires Active Support
Free CMO Reader
Not Licensed
Limited Functionality
Read C3D/CMO
No Segment Graphics
No Pipeline Support
No Modeling or Analysis
Biomechanics Textbook

Visual3D uses published approaches to biomechanics. Several C-Motion staff were contributors to this textbook.

Documentation Wiki

All product documentation is on-line and available for general access. Tutorials are there too.

Visual3D Training

You can arrange for on-site training, or come to one of our offices for training.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the software cost?

Visual3D costs $10,995 USD. Visual3D comes with 4 licenses and additional licenses are $2000 each.

How do I get the software?

Web download only. When purchased, an on-line customer account is created and all software is downloaded over the Internet from C-Motion accepts purchase orders, credit cards, bitcoin, and direct sales.

How many copies can I install?

Visual3D comes with 4 licenses for use on 4 computers.

What if I don't need 4 copies?

Fewer licenses (at a lower cost) are not available, however payment plans can be arranged.

What are Student Versions?

Available only to Visual3D customers who maintain support, the student version is a package of 15 Visual3D licenses for $750 - BUT, they expire after a year, and must be repurchased (with support). The student version has its own downloads page.

Does it run on a MAC?

Visual3D is a Windows application. It will run on a MAC only in a VM, like Parallels or VMWare where Windows has been installed. Be sure to turn off any hardware graphics accelerators in a MAC VM for OpenGL compatibility.

Is paid support available?

Yes, and it is free the first year. Maintaining support is $1250 USD per year. Visual3D support keeps the web download access for updates active, and allows access to C-Motion's world-class experts for biomechanics assistance.

Is paid support required?

No, Visual3D will continue to run without purchasing support, you just won't be able to get updates or research help.

What are the corporate software policies?

A statement of C-Motion's support, user, and web access policies is available here.

How does licensing work?

A single installation file and license file are used by the entire lab. Each installed copy of Visual3D will activate its license over the Internet, limited to the number of licenses purchased. Licenses can be deactivated from the Help menu in Visual3D.