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Scene Setup

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Three Camera Configuration

Recommended configuration for 3-camera setup is a half-circle:

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Example:

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Virtual view of the same scene:

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Four Camera Configuration

You can set up 4 cameras in a half-circle or a full-circle configuration, depending on available space. You can improve accuracy by placing one of the cameras high over the ground (like 3 meters high).

Recommended configuration for 4-camera setup in half circle:

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Example:

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Six Camera Configuration

You can set up 6 cameras in a full-circle or a half-circle configuration, depending on available space. You can improve accuracy by placing one or two cameras high over the ground (like 3 meters high).

Recommended configuration for 6-camera full-circle setup:

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Camera Setup

Install the cameras on tripods and connect cables.

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Sony PlayStation Eye cameras do not have standard tripod mounting screw, so you will have to use some kind of ad hoc solution. The simplest approach is to fix the cameras to tripods using sticky tape.

When mixing active and passive USB cables, make sure cable connection order is correct (computer->active cable->passive cable->camera).

If you're using the PlayStation Eye camera, make sure you have the lens set to the wide setting.

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