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by The_Nomad
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: General OptiTrack Support
Topic: the new wand
Replies: 16
Views: 4776

Re: the new wand

I'm not an expert, and obviously you should listen to the OptiTrack people, not me, but we've had pretty good results setting the top of the wand at waist height (which is easy to measure) and then pointing all cameras at that (in portrait). That's with a 12-camera system.
by The_Nomad
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Arena performance capture project with Hollywood stars!
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Arena performance capture project with Hollywood stars!

<r>Very pleased to be able to announce this, particularly after all the help the Naturalpoint team have given us over the last six months. <br/> <br/> We're using Arena to do the performance capture for a 15-minute (ish) short film, Death Knight Love Story, starring the voices of Joanna Lumley (of C...
by The_Nomad
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Star Trek: Aurora part 4--full character animations
Replies: 7
Views: 5092

Re: Star Trek: Aurora part 4--full character animations

Nice work. You've got a great ear for dialogue too. What's the animation package you're using?
by The_Nomad
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Arena on mac?
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Arena on mac?

<t>I tried using Arena on a Mac with Bootcamp - it appeared to work fine. There were some issues using two OptiHubs, but they were XP-related and I understand have subsequently been fixed. <br/> <br/> Can't say I've done the whole pipeline with a Mac, though. <br/> <br/> I really wouldn't recommend ...
by The_Nomad
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Using exported actor in Motionbuilder?
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: Using exported actor in Motionbuilder?

<r>Aha, neat trick - thanks!<br/> <br/> My reading of <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://forum.naturalpoint.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=39125"><LINK_TEXT text="http://forum.naturalpoint.com/forum/ubb ... mber=39125">http://forum.naturalpoint.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthread...
by The_Nomad
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Using exported actor in Motionbuilder?
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Using exported actor in Motionbuilder?

<t>Dumb question, probably: how do I use an exported skeleton from Arena in Motionbuilder? <br/> <br/> I've set up the Optitrack Optical device, got the point cloud displaying and playing with the stream from Arena, but when I import the skeleton I previously exported from Arena, I can't figure out ...
by The_Nomad
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: FIGHT!
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Re: FIGHT!

<t>That worked pretty darn well - thanks! <br/> <br/> Next step is to create some custom sword shapes that are wider, in order to allow us to put the markers further apart. <br/> <br/> Am I correct in thinking that having a few more points (say 5-6 - we were using 4) on the sword will make it easier...
by The_Nomad
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: Crosshair!
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Crosshair!

Very, very simple request (I hope) - could we have a crosshair on the greyscale camera views at the middle of the screen? It would really help with getting the cameras precisely lined up!
by The_Nomad
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: 3M 8850 reflective tape in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 2470

3M 8850 reflective tape in the UK

<r>A quick note that people in the UK/EU might find useful:<br/> <br/> I spent the morning trying to find a supplier for 3M's 8550 retroreflective film tape, which I've seen recommended for making or repairing markers elsewhere on these forums. Turns out it's tricky to get hold of. <br/> <br/> Howev...
by The_Nomad
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: ARENA & Expression
Topic: FIGHT!
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Re: FIGHT!

<r>Right - guess we need to buy some new markers, then <E>:)</E> (I'm correct in thinking that the packs of markers that you sell only have enough for a standard body capture, right?) <br/> <br/> I wonder - is there a way to create or buy a more durable marker? I'm noticing our markers are already l...