New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

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Birch
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New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by Birch » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:30 pm

NaturalPoint is pleased to announce a new beta release of the ARENA / ARENA Expression software. Version 1.6.000 beta 1 is now available for download. We invite you to try the software and share your feedback with us.

Please post feedback in this thread

Licensing :
Requires licenses valid through April 29, 2010 ( check license status here)

Product pages :
* ARENA
* ARENA Expression

Downloads :

Arena/Expression
http://media.naturalpoint.com/software/ ... beta.1.exe

MotionBuilder Plugin
http://media.naturalpoint.com/software/ ... beta.1.exe

Download section on OptiTrack site
http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/s ... loads.html

NatNet notice :
To ensure streaming works for clients using NatNet, either rebuild using the NatNet 2.2 SDK (coming soon) or change the following settings in the streaming panel

Code: Select all

(for NatNet 2.1 or older)
Multicast IP = 224.0.0.1
Multicast port = 1001
Changes in Beta 1
* Added 3-Marker Camera Calibration
* Added option to show distance between 2 selected markers
* Added size/roundness marker filtering
* Added option to select MultiCast or Unicast for NatNet streaming
* Added option to change NatNet streaming ports
* Added option to change NatNet streaming multicast IP
* Improved calibration compatibility with Tracking Tools
* Improved camera reliability on startup
* Changed MotionBuilder plugin to be a separate installer
* Updated NatNet to version 2.2
* Fixed Scene A/V image rotation issue
Last edited by Birch on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:35 pm, edited 0 times in total.
Reason: Corrected license requirement date, should be April 29, 2010 instead of December 29, 2010. My apologies for the confusion.

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by rock soderstrom » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:14 am

Hi Birch,

the update doesn�t recognize our license! After downgrade on V1.5 everything works smooth again.

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by Jim » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:11 am

Did you check to make sure it is still current? There is a link above to the online license validation system.

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by VincentG » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:16 am

Did you try rerunning the activation tool?

Is the OptiTrack hardware detected in the system device manager?

What is the creation date, for the driver installed on the licensed camera/hardware key?

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by rock soderstrom » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:24 am

Yes, the license is valid (to March 2010), the hardware was detected and we have done the activiation tool again.

I don�t know the creation date, I will check that when I am back in studio tomorrow. I thought that the driver is part of the update?

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by VincentG » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:04 am

Sometimes a PC, will not update the drivers, so you may need to manually update to the newer version.

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by rock soderstrom » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:13 am

Ok, I�ll check this! Thanks

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by VincentG » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:37 pm

OK, your expression license is going to be outside of the valid time period for access to the 1.6 software, but your full body software should be still valid.

Please email us the contents / screen shot of the license details dialog (launched from the splash screen or from the help menu), plus the particular error message you are getting.

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by rock soderstrom » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:58 pm

Aha, now its outside the valid time period! I think we should not discuss this issue in the puplic and on support level, but one thing is for shure, I will not pay any maintance for Arena Expression at the moment, it is not the product it should be and there are some other reasons for my discison. I will explain it to you next week.

Thanks for information.

Best regards and have a nice weekend!

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Re: New ARENA & Expression software 1.6.000 Beta 1

Post by VincentG » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:07 pm

Unfortunately there was some information incorrectly posted, regarding the active licensing time frame.

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