Repaint damaged spheres

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courrier
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Repaint damaged spheres

Post by courrier » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi all,


I'm using spheres strongly glued to some objects. Since they are moving they damage a lot and very fast. Now I've reached a critical point where my spheres are too damaged to be properly recognized as is by software, and where I cannot replace them since I would also destroy my objects themselves because of the glue

We have bought Optitrack reflective stickers MSC1025 and MSC1040 to repair them but stickers do not really resist to motions and this is not handy at all.

Can we buy a reflective paint that would be compatible with Optitrack? Have you tried your own?

Thank you

NaturalPoint-Dustin
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Re: Repaint damaged spheres

Post by NaturalPoint-Dustin » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:35 pm

Hi Courrier,

I have been searching if there is a viable paint solution. I found old forum posts on other sites stating retroreflective paint will work. However, I couldn't verify this information.
Dustin
Technical Support Engineer
OptiTrack | TrackIR | SmartNav

courrier
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Re: Repaint damaged spheres

Post by courrier » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:40 am

Hi Dustin,

Thanks and sorry for this late reply.

I've been trying Starglow's Ultra-reflective paint without success it is not reflective enough.

Here is a comparison between a repaint marker and an original one:
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Comparison between repaint and original markers
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NaturalPoint-Dustin
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Re: Repaint damaged spheres

Post by NaturalPoint-Dustin » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:04 am

Thanks for the status update. I will check that off the list as a potential fix for markers. Unfortunately I do no have other paints to recommend.
Dustin
Technical Support Engineer
OptiTrack | TrackIR | SmartNav

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