General • Re: No hand animation
Data from motion controllers are processed in a separate step, after the main body tracking.
http://docs.ipisoft.com/Motion_Controllers#Tracking

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:23 am


General • No hand animation
Hi,

I bought 2 ps move (PS3)
I have so far calibrated a single ps move, then I did a test with the left hand
But when capturing the hand has no animation, it is as if I had no ps move on the left hand even though it is well connected and even calibrated
Maybe I missed a step?

thank you in advance

Statistics: Posted by Azer31 — Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:12 pm


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Thank you for your help!

I figure out what is wrong and after fixing, it works. thank you.

Also, I guess my light spread widely so need to change my light to mag light.

Anyway, Thank you again! :)

Statistics: Posted by bokku — Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:00 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
I checked your video. Mocap Studio cannot detect the light marker in any frame hence that error. We'll improve the message for this case.

The marker should be visible in color frames by eyes as well. The program doesn't utilize any secret "x-ray" techniques to detect it :)
Therfore you do something wrong when recording a calibration video. Either you set too agressive darkening of the color picture for cameras, or you LED light is too dim, or cameras do not produce the color picture at all for some reason (always black). Do you see color pictures with default camera settings - exposure and gain values?
Also keep in mind that for successful calibration the light should be visible to both cameras most of the time. E.g. not obscured by your body.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:55 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
vmaslov wrote:

Use any file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive etc) and post the link here or send to our tech support email.



Here is the link address

https://www.dropbox.com/s/c49gbkdcmg45j ... Video?dl=0

Thank you for your help!

Statistics: Posted by bokku — Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Use any file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive etc) and post the link here or send to our tech support email.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:03 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Thank you for your reply.

But one more strange thing is, when I do Calibration, I couldn't see the green marker which represents light position.

I use an LED light.

I try to attach the iPiVideo file but it failed.

I guess due to the file size(232mb)

Do I have another way to send my Calibration Video file?

Thank you for your help.

Statistics: Posted by bokku — Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:16 pm


General • Re: Rotate Ground Plane
Also, if your floor surface is very shiny and reflective, this can cause errors (indicated yellow regions.) In this case, it helps to throw a carpet on the floor. (It's what I have to do in our living room.)

In general, you want to avoid a lot of shiny reflective surfaces in the background. If this describes your space, try covering these surfaces (i.e., large mirrors, windows, etc.,) with a blanket or large non-shiny fabric.

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:09 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Does this error occur when you just open .iPiVideo file in Mocap Studio or when you run calibration procedure?
If the former then pleas send us that .iPiVideo file. If the latter then send us the calibration project (.iPiCalib file).

I guess 180 degrees you see is default camera positions. Camera positions will change close to actual after the calibration process is completed successfully.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Thank you for your reply.

It works just as you said.

And I am doing the next step as calibration with light.

but after recording, in the ipi mocap studio, there is an error message such as " The project contains no camera with interior orientation parameters or 3D observations".

The strange thing is I am using two azure Kinect with about 90 degrees but on the screen, two camera(1,2)'s position seems 180 degrees.

Is the error message related to the camera position mismatch?

I am new to this so it is not easy.

Thank you in advance. :)

Statistics: Posted by bokku — Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:34 am


General • Re: Rotate Ground Plane
No, there's no way. Incorrect detection of ground plane when using depth cameras can be caused by insufficient area of the floor visible to a camera. Ensure that the floor surface occupies at least 1/6 of the frame area within its lower part, there is no much yellow on it (unknown depth) and there are no unnecessary objects on the floor.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:57 am


General • Rotate Ground Plane
Is there a way to rotate the ground plane? It seems like no matter what angle the camera is at, iPi Studio automatically aligns my scene with the ground slightly slanted. I have looked for an option to orient the scene manually to improve my results, but no luck so far.

Statistics: Posted by RuBoChan — Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:23 pm


General • Re: Controller joy cons switch better than ps move?
Thank you
I bought a pair of ps move CECH-ZCM1E (Playstation 3) with 12 digit barcode, one of which starts with the number 1 and the other with the number 2

I don't know if they will work well, should i test

Statistics: Posted by Azer31 — Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 am


Import/Export and Motion Transfer • Re: Convert a .bvh animation file
Yes. Mocap Studio isn't a tool for retargeting or converting existing animations. Export function is fully functional for action projects which contain animation tracked from a video.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:28 am


General • Re: Controller joy cons switch better than ps move?
The best supported option at the moment is PS Move with model number CECH-ZCM2x (which has a micro-USB port). Although it lacks magnetometer, it has high rate of gyro+accel measurements and provides good accuracy.
The main advantage of JoyCons is their compact size. However, there are issues like short range of reliable data transmission. And data rate is substantially lower than PS Move has, therefore orientation value tends to drift much.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:24 am


General • Controller joy cons switch better than ps move?
Hi,

I am looking for joysticks for capturing hands and I read that the ps move sometimes had problems because of the magnetometer because some have them but not others (according to the bar code)

So maybe it will be better to buy Nintendo Switch joy cons, will it work better?

Thank you

Statistics: Posted by Azer31 — Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:16 am


Import/Export and Motion Transfer • Re: Convert a .bvh animation file
Ok, we can just open the animation just to view it without being able to recalibrate it to export it to another format?

Statistics: Posted by Azer31 — Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:30 am


New Members • Re: dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Hi
This may be an issue with network setup, firewall settings etc.
Try connecting PCs using a smartphone's Wi-Fi hotspot. Does it work in this case? If yes then you need to check your network configuration to ensure it allows communication required for distributed recording. If not then you probably do something wrong with the program.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:12 am


Import/Export and Motion Transfer • Re: Convert a .bvh animation file
Hi
This is not a supported use case. iPi Mocap Studio is not indented for retargeting of arbitrary animations. The Open animation feature if you mean it is intended solely for the purpose of viewing animations previously exported from the program.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:09 am


New Members • dual azure kinect camera install problem.
Hello everyone

I am bokku from south korea.

Few days ago, I bought two azure cameras for mocap.

But I am in the trouble installing of the azure camera.

I tried to set up the master/slave but computer says "No salve recorders have been found so far..".

I connected two master/salve computers as ethernet.

What should I check?

Thank you in advance.

Statistics: Posted by bokku — Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:30 pm