Max # of markers in a trackable = 7 ?

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sburden
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Max # of markers in a trackable = 7 ?

Post by sburden » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:34 am

(Sorry if this question has been asked before; I didn't find a previous post in my brief search.)

Is the number of markers in a trackable limited to 7? Is there any way to extend this, or to create a hierarchy of trackables with joints connecting them?

I am using the Tracking Tools to record trajectory data from a six-leg robot. I would like to track each leg as well as a trackable for the body. Since each leg should get at least one marker (ideally 3+), I need at least 9 markers in a trackable, but ideally upwards of 20.

Thanks,
Sam

NaturalPoint - Mike
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Re: Max # of markers in a trackable = 7 ?

Post by NaturalPoint - Mike » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:12 pm

Hello -

Yes, the maximum number of markers in a single rigid body is 7. This is due to the fact that with each additional marker the solve becomes exponentially more difficult. 7 is the cut off where rigid bodies can be solved without that process extending into the next frame.

We do not currently have a heirarchy system for rigid bodies, but it's a great idea.

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