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  • Copyright 2013 Vicon Motion Systems Limited. All rights reserved.

    Vicon Tracker Guide March 2013. For use with Vicon Tracker 2.0 and later.

    Vicon Motion Systems Limited reserves the right to make changes to information in this document without notice. Companies, names, and data used in examples are fictitious unless otherwise noted. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, by photocopying or recording, or otherwise without the prior written permission of Vicon Motion Systems Limited.

    Vicon is a registered trademark of OMG plc. Vicon Tracker, Vicon Active Wand, Vicon Apex, Bonita, Vicon MX, and Vicon MX T-Series are trademarks of OMG plc. Other product and company names herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Vicon Motion Systems is an OMG plc company. Email: support@vicon.com. Web: www.vicon.com.

    Vicon Tracker Guide

    Contents Introducing Vicon Tracker ............................................................................................................................ 4

    Tracker license options ............................................................................................................................. 4 Tracker version information ..................................................................................................................... 4 About the Tracker Guide .......................................................................................................................... 5 Preparing the capture environment ....................................................................................................... 5

    Example of the effect of camera position on system accuracy .................................................. 5 Minimizing system inaccuracy ............................................................................................................ 6

    Motion capture with Tracker ................................................................................................................... 7 Tracker components ............................................................................................................................. 7 Components of a Vicon system architecture .................................................................................. 8 Connecting cameras ............................................................................................................................. 9 Vicon file types used in Tracker ....................................................................................................... 10

    Setting properties in Tracker ................................................................................................................. 10

    About the Tracker user interface ............................................................................................................. 14 Customizing the Tracker user interface .............................................................................................. 15 Using the mouse and keyboard ............................................................................................................. 16

    Controlling Tracker's appearance and behavior ........................................................................... 16 Moving the camera viewpoint .......................................................................................................... 16 Viewing the X- and Y-Axis .................................................................................................................. 16

    About the Resources pane ......................................................................................................................... 18 About the System tab ............................................................................................................................. 22

    Reorder Devices dialog box ............................................................................................................... 23 About the Local Vicon System node .............................................................................................. 24 About the Vicon Cameras node ....................................................................................................... 28

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  • Tracker Guide

    2 March 2013 Tracker 2.0

    About MX connectivity units ................................................................................................................. 37 Setting up MX Giganet units ............................................................................................................. 37 About MX Ultranet units ................................................................................................................... 40

    About the Other Devices node ............................................................................................................. 43 Setting up analog devices ................................................................................................................ 43 About eye tracking ............................................................................................................................. 44 Calibrating and integrating eye tracking ....................................................................................... 44 About Vicon Apex devices ................................................................................................................. 47 Setting up Vicon Apex devices ........................................................................................................ 48 Using multiple Vicon Apex devices ................................................................................................. 49

    About the Calibrate tab ......................................................................................................................... 49 Calibrate Vicon cameras ................................................................................................................... 50 Camera calibration parameters ........................................................................................................ 52 Camera calibration feedback ............................................................................................................ 53 Setting the volume origin .................................................................................................................. 53 Changing the volume origin ............................................................................................................. 55 Managing camera calibrations ........................................................................................................ 55

    About the Objects tab ............................................................................................................................ 56 Creating an object ............................................................................................................................... 57 Loading an existing object ............................................................................................................... 58 Snapping the rotation or position of an object to a marker ...................................................... 59 Snapping a midpoint between markers ......................................................................................... 60 Adding and detaching markers ......................................................................................................... 61 Managing objects ............................................................................................................................... 62 Snapping an object to the global coordinate system ................................................................. 62 Positioning an object in the global coordinate system .............................................................. 63 Reorder Markers dialog box ............................................................................................................. 63 Working with object properties ....................................................................................................... 64 Changing marker color ...................................................................................................................... 64

    About the Recording tab ....................................................................................................................... 65 Recording live trials............................................................................................................................. 67 Playing back recorded trials ............................................................................................................. 68

    About the Communications pane ............................................................................................................ 69 Working with the Communications pane ........................................................................................... 69 Monitoring system activity ................................................................................................................... 70

    About the View pane ................................................................................................................................... 71 About the 3D Perspective view pane ................................................................................................... 74

    Viewing data in 3D Perspective view .............................................................................................. 74 About the 3D Orthogonal view pane................