Issues • Re: How can I buy a subscription for 1 year if I am a studen
Please provide confirmation of your eligibility to our sales email and you'll get a discount code.
http://ipisoft.com/store/edu
http://ipisoft.com/contact/

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:42 am


Issues • How can I buy a subscription for 1 year if I am a student.
Hello.

How can I buy a subscription for 1 year if I am a student. I read that I can get a 30% discount.

Statistics: Posted by kolyanikolayev — Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 pm


Issues • Re: HELP! Your trial period has expired
If you really need to test export you can activate trial on another PC.
Note that you won't be able to export from .ipilocked projects even with non-expired license. So you need to do the full workflow on a PC with non-expired trial - from project creation to export.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:20 am


Issues • Re: HELP! Your trial period has expired
vmaslov wrote:

Hi
Trial can expire right after activation, if there is substantial difference between computer clock time and server time.
Trial is locked to hardware configuration so reinstallation of OS doesn't help.
However, you can still use expired trial for evaluation. Only animation export is locked, but you can transfer motions to other characters and preview in iPi Mocap Studio.

Statistics: Posted by kolyanikolayev — Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:54 am


Issues • Re: HELP! Your trial period has expired
vmaslov
vmaslov wrote:

Hi
Trial can expire right after activation, if there is substantial difference between computer clock time and server time.
Trial is locked to hardware configuration so reinstallation of OS doesn't help.
However, you can still use expired trial for evaluation. Only animation export is locked, but you can transfer motions to other characters and preview in iPi Mocap Studio.


Thank you for answer.

The problem is that I want to test this skeleton in 3ds max and Modo.
I necessarily need to test several times completely work with this program before buying.
Is it possible to change the time of the computer clock to match the server time?

Or any other solution?

Statistics: Posted by kolyanikolayev — Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:37 am


Issues • Re: HELP! Your trial period has expired
Hi
Trial can expire right after activation, if there is substantial difference between computer clock time and server time.
Trial is locked to hardware configuration so reinstallation of OS doesn't help.
However, you can still use expired trial for evaluation. Only animation export is locked, but you can transfer motions to other characters and preview in iPi Mocap Studio.

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:17 am


Issues • HELP! Your trial period has expired
Hello. For some reason I can not test this program. I downloaded the program, but it shows that my trial period has expired. But I have not previously used this program.

I tried reinstalling Windows but it also did not help. I again get the message that my trial period is over.

I want to test this program, as I plan to buy it if it will meet my requirements.

What could be the problem? My OS - Windows 10

Thank you,
Nikolai.

Statistics: Posted by kolyanikolayev — Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:36 am


Cameras • Re: Kinect 360 vs Kinect XBOne?
Kinect 2 needs USB 3.0.

You won't get wrist rotations with Kinect data. You'll need to add that manually or use a motion conroller. You can use PS Move or Nintendo Switch JoyCon (experimental.)

Either type of Kinect can record head tracking but you get much more accurate results with a motion controller. The trick is mounting it to your head in a reliable manner. I've used a few different rigs, from hard hat to GoPro strap--what I use now is a bicycle helmet with a piece of foam under the controller and a velcro strap. It works great!

MocapHelmet.jpg

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:11 pm


Cameras • Re: Kinect 360 vs Kinect XBOne?
Awesome, thanks yeah that definitely clears it up. Would a usb 2.0 system be adequate for a kinect v2 or do i really need a usb 3 system?
Does kinect v2 also track head and hand motions? Or do I need a motion controller for those? Thanks

Statistics: Posted by cloud008y — Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:52 pm


Cameras • Re: Kinect 360 vs Kinect XBOne?
cloud008y wrote:

Is there much of a difference in terms of the quality of the capture when using the newer xbox one kinect vs the old 360 one? What about when you're using 2 of them? I'm just curious which one i should pick up to start acting with. Thanks <3


For quality, the XBox One (a.k.a., Kinect 2) result is less jittery because the data is higher resolution and less noisy.

But the sensor and configuration you go with depends on your hardware capabilities.

For most common computers, it's easier to use multiple XBox 360 Kinect sensors with a single computer. You'll still need a separate USB controller for each sensor though. Also, even though these are USB 2.0 devices, get USB 3.0 for better data bandwidth. If you have tripods or light stands with a screw, you'll probably want to get tripod adapters too.

If you go with Kinect 2, you'll need a fairly powerful computer and multiple controller cards to use more than 1 sensor on a single computer. Note that this feature is experimental at this time.

Otherwise, you need a separate computer for each Kinect 2 sensor and the computers should be networked for best performance. I currently prefer this configuration because it's proven very reliable for multiple Kinect 2 sensors.

Oh, almost forgot: you don't need the tripod adapter for Kinect 2. A screw mount is built-in.

Hope this helps.

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:39 pm


Cameras • Re: Kinect 360 vs Kinect XBOne?
muti-kinect2.0 would be much more better, and can use 4kinect2.0 in one pc,but need three PCIE_usb3.0 and big motherboard ,big lucky to you ,the ipi studio support multi kinect.2.0 in only one pc

Statistics: Posted by feignjav — Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:05 pm


Cameras • Kinect 360 vs Kinect XBOne?
Is there much of a difference in terms of the quality of the capture when using the newer xbox one kinect vs the old 360 one? What about when you're using 2 of them? I'm just curious which one i should pick up to start acting with. Thanks <3

Statistics: Posted by cloud008y — Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:15 am


New Members • Re: Supply list for a new user. Also, Eye vs Kinect?
Hi,

This is a really old thread, and the link referenced is pointing to I don't know what. In fact, the page says the item isn't available anyway. But in general, any mount with tripod compatible screw hole in the bottom should work.

BTW, Kinect 2 has a compatible mount already built-in.

Regarding the BT dongle, if you're running in Windows10, I think almost any modern BT dongle should work. Currently I just use the built-in BT in my laptop and it works fine. The built-in BT in my old Windows tablet worked fine too.

Before purchasing anything, I would reference more recent forum posts and the wiki for current info.

Good luck!

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:09 am


New Members • Re: Supply list for a new user. Also, Eye vs Kinect?
Thanks for the replies everyone! I think we are pretty well set then. I am adding to my order the ASUS USB-BT211 Mini Bluetooth Dongle to help with the Move controllers.

I am ordering the Monprice Kinect Wall Mount suggested by Greenlaw for the Kinects.

Statistics: Posted by LDot — Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:58 am


Issues • Re: error install .Net from Windows 10 and not unchek
It looks like .NET framework is corrupted on your system. Try running .NET Framework repair tool.
https://docs.microsoft.com/dotnet/framework/install/repair

Statistics: Posted by vmaslov — Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:29 am


New Members • Re: How to extend Kinect v2 beyond 10ft? (U$B Help)
Glad you got it working. :)

Actually, this make me wonder if the ExpressCard I got a couple of months ago for my laptop just needs a boost in power to run a second Kinect 2 at full speed. There is a socket next to the USB port for a power adapter; just hadn't thought to try powering it externally. Will have to give it a shot this week.

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:05 pm


New Members • Re: How to extend Kinect v2 beyond 10ft? (U$B Help)
Got it working! 100%/no fps drops! Extended by 25ft

USB 3.0 HUB (comes with adapter) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0792SN8QS/
Cable Matters 15ft: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00821FO5U/
AmazonBasics 9.8ft: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ext ... 00NH12O5I/

The active 10ft wire does NOT extend it past 25ft (but might replace AmazonBasics) Edit: Active does work but has upwards of 0.3 - 1.6 frame drops compared to 0.0-0.5 frame drops on AmazonBasics
Edit: 100% extends to where I need it to go!!! done with wire buying! woooo!

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Statistics: Posted by Fruitpex — Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:37 pm


New Members • Re: How to extend Kinect v2 beyond 10ft? (U$B Help)
Greenlaw wrote:

Oh, it could also depend on the USB's port's power output. Some USB ports don't output much power at all so make sure the port has adequate power.

If that's the problem, some cables let you attach an external power supply.


I'm starting to think that power output could be playing a part in it too (but also quality of cables as well) since the 10ft active cable I bought from 10ft (Active) CableMatters/SayTayY is dropping 1.9 frames compared to my 9.8ft (Passive) AmazonBasics extension cable.

I actually bought a 32 Foot USB 3.0 Active Extension Cable with AC Power Adapter a couple days ago only to return it after finding out it wasn't compatible with Kinect One. No detection (as expected from something not compatible and lost out a bit on returning it.)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076C6PDNH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm kind of hoping someone already has the cables to test with so I don't have to dive into the darkness.

I'm also struggling to find a USB 3.0 extension cable that allows an AC Power Adapter that is compatible with a Kinect v2. I keep running into comments like the one below.
Image It could be that they didn't use an AC Power Adapter with it since you have to buy it yourself. https://www.amazon.com/Extension-WEme-S ... 00ZL4HMAQ/
...and the additional issue is its only 16.5ft and id have to plug it into another passive or active cable. lol~


Editx: Turns out I bought a wire that can replace the original 5ft wire Cable Matters USB 3.0 Cable (USB 3 Cable/USB 3.0 A to B Cable) in Blue 15 Feet ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00821FO5U/ ) that's directly connected to the Kinect. It manages to pop out 30fps fully stable at 15ft but still my passive 9.8 ft AmazonBasics + active 10 ft Tay USB 3.0 wires are not detected at all. Although- if I think about it... the original wire is 5ft and the extensions are 10ft so that equals 15ft for both... so its exactly the same length.



Shots in the darkness:
1) Maybe: Buy an extension that can push a connection out (AC ADAPTER) (some have reported that it still drops frames)
2) Unlikely: Buy a wire that can directly plug into the kinect (25ft + another smaller 5ft extension https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-SuperSpeed-Repeater-U328-025/dp/B00IOXVWL6/


Maybe It's just not possible to extend past 10-15ft.

Statistics: Posted by Fruitpex — Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:22 pm


New Members • Re: How to extend Kinect v2 beyond 10ft? (U$B Help)
Oh, it could also depend on the USB's port's power output. Some USB ports don't output much power at all so make sure the port has adequate power.

If that's the problem, some cables let you attach an external power supply.

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:06 pm


New Members • Re: How to extend Kinect v2 beyond 10ft? (U$B Help)
It might have to do with the quality of the active cable.

For me, some active cables work great for Kinect over long distance while others have been absolute junk. Be sure to go through user reviews to determine a cable's reliability. If the cables you have turn out to have a history of poor performance, send them back.

I'd have to check what brand/model I'm using at home. I think I'm using Monoprice cables but can't swear to it yet. Will post again when I know for sure.

Statistics: Posted by Greenlaw — Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:03 pm