Difference between revisions of "Quick Start Guide for Multiple Depth Sensors Configuration"

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* [[IPi_Recorder_Installation|Install iPi Recorder]] and [[IPi_Mocap_Studio_installation|iPi Mocap Studio]].
 
* [[IPi_Recorder_Installation|Install iPi Recorder]] and [[IPi_Mocap_Studio_installation|iPi Mocap Studio]].
 
==Record==
 
==Record==
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===Setup===
 
* Find a suitable space: 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
 
* Find a suitable space: 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
* Actor should be dressed in casual slim clothing, avoid shiny fabrics.
 
 
* Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use [[iPi Recorder]] to record your performance.  
 
* Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use [[iPi Recorder]] to record your performance.  
 
{{Note|Two sensors cannot be connected through one and the same USB 2.0/3.0 controller.}}
 
{{Note|Two sensors cannot be connected through one and the same USB 2.0/3.0 controller.}}
* Point all sensors at the actor.
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* Point all sensors to the center of capture area. Actor should be fully visible in all sensors in capture area.
 
** For two depth sensors the angle between them can be in the range 60-90 degrees, or near to 180 degrees.
 
** For two depth sensors the angle between them can be in the range 60-90 degrees, or near to 180 degrees.
 
** Three depth sensors ideally should be placed at apexes of equilateral triangle with sides equal to about 6 metersю
 
** Three depth sensors ideally should be placed at apexes of equilateral triangle with sides equal to about 6 metersю
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===Record Calibration Sequence===
 
* For calibration, use Mini Maglite flashlight (or similar) as a marker, and use [[iPi Recorder]] to record calibration video
 
* For calibration, use Mini Maglite flashlight (or similar) as a marker, and use [[iPi Recorder]] to record calibration video
 
* Move the marker slowly through your entire capture volume (front-top-right-bottom-left-back-top-right-bottom-left). Start from top and move the marker in a descending spiral motion.
 
* Move the marker slowly through your entire capture volume (front-top-right-bottom-left-back-top-right-bottom-left). Start from top and move the marker in a descending spiral motion.
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===Record Action Sequence===
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* Actor should be dressed in casual slim clothing, avoid shiny fabrics.
 
* Record video of actor's performance. Please ensure that the whole body including arms and legs is visible during the performance in both sensors. Start from a T-pose. Then goes actor’s performance.
 
* Record video of actor's performance. Please ensure that the whole body including arms and legs is visible during the performance in both sensors. Start from a T-pose. Then goes actor’s performance.
  

Revision as of 05:09, 29 October 2014

Video Tutorials

Jimer Lins’ tutorial (motion capture for SFM)

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Note: This tutorial is for Version 2. New tutorials are under construction
For the Impatient

Get Hardware

  • Get the Microsoft Kinect sensors.
  • Get computer with DirectX 11 videocard and at least two USB 2.0 or 3.0 controllers.

Install

Record

Setup

  • Find a suitable space: 8 by 8 feet (2.5 by 2.5 meters).
  • Connect sensors to a PC, point it at the actor and use iPi Recorder to record your performance.
Note.png
Note: Two sensors cannot be connected through one and the same USB 2.0/3.0 controller.
  • Point all sensors to the center of capture area. Actor should be fully visible in all sensors in capture area.
    • For two depth sensors the angle between them can be in the range 60-90 degrees, or near to 180 degrees.
    • Three depth sensors ideally should be placed at apexes of equilateral triangle with sides equal to about 6 metersю

Record Calibration Sequence

  • For calibration, use Mini Maglite flashlight (or similar) as a marker, and use iPi Recorder to record calibration video
  • Move the marker slowly through your entire capture volume (front-top-right-bottom-left-back-top-right-bottom-left). Start from top and move the marker in a descending spiral motion.

Record Action Sequence

  • Actor should be dressed in casual slim clothing, avoid shiny fabrics.
  • Record video of actor's performance. Please ensure that the whole body including arms and legs is visible during the performance in both sensors. Start from a T-pose. Then goes actor’s performance.

Track


For more details see User Guide for Dual Depth Sensor Configuration.