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A free and open source markerless motion capture system for everyone 💀✨

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The FreeMoCap Project

A free-and-open-source, hardware-and-software-agnostic, minimal-cost, research-grade, motion capture system and platform for decentralized scientific research, education, and training Latest Release AGPLv3 Contributions Welcome Discord Community Server



0. Create a a Python 3.9 through 3.11 environment (python3.11 recommended)¶

1. Install software via pip:

pip install freemocap

2. Launch the GUI by entering the command:


3. A GUI should pop up that looks like this:


4. Have fun! It might break! Work in Progress lol

5. Join the Discord and let us know how it went!

Install/run from source code (i.e. the code in this repo)

Open an Anaconda-enabled command prompt (or your preferred method of environmnet management) and enter the following commands:

  1. Create a Python environment (Recommended version
conda create -n freemocap-env python=3.11
  1. Activate that newly created environment
conda activate freemocap-env
  1. Clone the repository (pip install coming very soon!)
git clone
  1. Navigate into the newly cloned/downloaded freemocap folder
cd freemocap
  1. Install the package via the pyproject.toml file
pip install -e .
  1. Launch the GUI (via the entry point)
python -m freemocap

A GUI should pop up!


Our documenation is hosted at:

That site is built using mkdocs from this repository:

Contribution Guidelines

Please read our contribution doc:




This project is licensed under the APGL License - see the LICENSE file for details.

If the AGPL does not work for your needs, we are happy to discuss terms to license this software to you with a different agreement at a price point that increases exponentially as you move spiritually away from the AGPL

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