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Insight VCS 1.2 Beta Posted

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:48 pm
by morgan
Hey folks,

The Insight VCS:Maya 1.2 Beta is ready for download: ... beta.1.exe

This is a Beta release, so please let us know if you have any issues.



Version 1.2.0 (January 17, 2011)
Fixed : Memory leak when not Live.

Fixed : Camera dropdown width increased to accomodate longer camera names.

Fixed : No longer echoing all camera pos change commands to script / console window.

Fixed : camera rotation axes can become swapped.

Fixed : camera recording keys offset in time.

Fixed : Disable VCS controller LEDs on exit.

Fixed : Rigid Body names from TrackingTools occasionally do not show up correctly.

Added : Refresh - Re-detect attached USB controllers.

Added : New default profiles for VCS Pro and VCS Mini now included in \Profiles.

Added : "Preferred" profile now saved and restored to/from registry.

Added : Most recent IP address now saved and restored to/from registry.

Added : Ease-In movement curve options (cubic, quad, sin) for controller axis motions.

Added : Set Focal Distance controller axis action

Added : Prime-lense change script example that can be run from a button command.

Added : Reset Offset action can now be programmed to reset to any point in
3D space, not just the origin.

Added : Live mode toggle action to toggle on/off Live mocap data to camera.

Added : Default LED initialization states.

Added : ToggleAxisAction button action to allow for zoom/dolly on same axis.

Changed : Improved controller/profile matching during creation.

Changed : Controller Profiles now stored in \Profiles.

Changed : Set camera pos/trans from API instead of setAttr.

Changed : Removed diagnostic controls from main UI panel.

Re: Insight VCS 1.2 Beta Posted

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:57 am
by jonchiew

there is a button function called Toggle Axis Action with Value of "Y Axis, 3, 0.2 1,4, 0.2 1"

what is this for?

Where can i find the instruction on how to use it?


Re: Insight VCS 1.2 Beta Posted

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:00 am
by morgan
Hey Jon,

ToggleAxisAction can be used to change what a controller axis does (e.g. switch between Pan and Zoom). This allows you to isolate controller axes for specific purposes, or extend functionality past just the 4 physcal axes of movement provided by a dual VCS controller setup.

The parameter to this action is described in the User's Manual: ... sGuide.pdf

let me know if you need any help configuring.

Re: Insight VCS 1.2 Beta Posted

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:47 am
by jonchiew
Hi Morgan,

i saw the User's Manual, but i only saw the example.

I want to know the format of how it can be set.

"Toggles a specified axis between 2 actions. The example at right toggles the Y Axis behavior between Pan Up/Down at speed 1.0 and Focal Length at -0.1 speed." - "Y Axis 2 1.0 4 -0.1"

What's the "2" & "4" for?


Re: Insight VCS 1.2 Beta Posted

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:33 am
by morgan
Hi Jon,

"2" and "4" represent the action index. So if you examine the action combo box, 2 would be the index of "Pan Up/Down", 4 would be the index of "Focal Length +/-".

We'll update the manual to help clarify - thx for the feedback.