We had an *exceptional* time doing the lab on Saturday. The goal was to calibrate the motion capture system.
Here’s how we did it:
- Open Motive software
- Save your project in the right place!!
- Go to the calibration button in top right (1 of 4)
- Check that no markers are showing up in your cameras
- Click “Mask Visible” to hide anything that is being picked up by the cameras
- Take out the wand
- Click to begin calibration
- Wand until you have at least 10,000 samples for each camera. A good technique is to wand while in a spiral starting from the center of the room and moving the wand in a large figure eight motion.
- Hide the wand
- Click “Calculate”
- Move forward only if you have an excellent or exceptional result.
- Take the ground plane out and place in center of room with Z facing the door
Click “Set Ground Plane”
- From here, change the view in Motive by clicking the place(?) button on top right (2 of 4)
- Take out rigid bodies and place throughout the room
- Select the groups of 3-4 points together, right click, and choose to create rigid body
- You can rename them in the left column by double clicking and typing in a new name.
- Why does the Z of the ground plane always have to face the door?
- One of the times we calculated we got a poor rating despite having over 10,000 points for each camera. On closer inspection it appeared that one camera didn’t have any points, however we couldn’t figure out where the problem came from. Any thoughts on what might have caused the error?