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  1. It looks good. I look forward to the troubleshooting guide. I do however have a couple of issues with you Shortcuts descriptions. Some of them are based on my mistakes. I will start with my proposed changes and go over my reasons after. Shortcuts Here you can set up your preferred shortcuts to pause and start and stop your head-tracking. The following commands leaves the camera and tracking on. Center: This will set your current view as the "Look straight forward" point. Toggle: Pauses and lock your view movements. Press it again and you will go back to moving the view around. Zero: Snaps your view to “Look straight forward” and locks it. Press again to unlock. The following commands turn the camera and tracking on and/or off. Toggle tracking: this does the same as "Start tracking" and "Stop tracking" but on a single button or button combination. Restart tracking: It stops and then restarts your tracking. Note that it can take several seconds for the camera to turn on again. My reasons in random order. I think that the part about the tracking choices, turning on or off the camera is very important. In my research I have seen a number of post’s, about people giving up on opentrack, because turning tracking back on again took to long. They have probably used Start Tracking and Stop Tracking. To me that is the natural choice and I am pretty sure that it is to many. To avoid any misunderstandings, I think that calibrate and system should be left out from the shortcuts. To me calibrate is what I am doing with the model in the PointTracker. In opentrack 2.3.10 Zero locks view to “Look straight forward” There are no movements. Your rewrite inspired me to do one to. Based on sthalik’s answer to another guy, asking for permission to add a link to this thread, on the opentrack Github Wiki, I will go ahead and ad these to the Wiki. Shortcuts This is with opentrack 2.3.10 Opentrack 2.3.10/Options/Shortcuts The following commands leaves the camera and tracking on Center Sets the current view as the “Look straight forward” point. This should be done, while being in the expected working pose. This can also be done automatically when starting the tracker, by activating the “Center at startup” option. Make sure that you are in the working pose, before starting the tracker. If the tracker is not centered when using the Start, Toggle or Restart shortcuts, then just hit the Center shortcut. Toggle Pauses and locks view movements. (This is what you would hit before and after using snapviews in DCS or IL2.) Toggle while held Pauses and locks view movements while held. (This could be used to keep the view on one panel, while consulting an external checklist and flipping the needed switches.) Zero Snaps your view to “Look straight forward” and locks it. Press again to unlock. Zero while held Snaps your view to “Look straight forward”, when pressed and returns to the current pose when released. The following commands turns the camera and tracking on or off. Start Tracking Turns on camera and begins tracking. (This takes a couple of seconds) Stop tracking Stops tracking and turns off camera. Toggle tracking Turns on camera and begins tracking. (This takes a couple of seconds), or Stops tracking and turns off camera. Restart Tracking Stops tracking and turns off camera and then Turns on camera and begins tracking. (This takes a couple of seconds) Manual calibration of PointTracker 1.1 model This is with opentrack 2.3.10 Opentrack 2.3.10/PointTracker 1.1/PointTracker settings/model This is for Clip, Cap and Custom Here directions are for moving the calibration marker (The +) in relation to you facing the screen, that is left is to your left and vice versa. X 0 Y 0 Z 0 is the position of one of the LED’s (The LED with the + over it.) (In my case, the top center LED of my cap.) X + is to the right, - is to the left Y + is above, - is below Z + is behind, - is in front Thank you for the inspiration. Have nice weekend DanTDBV -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As promised pictures of opentrack 2.3.10 My screengrabber refuses to capture the mouse over's or scroll down picker's in opentrack, so I don't have those. I use Greenshot. Opentrack 2.3.10 Opentrack 2.3.10 Tracker running PoinTracker settings Camera PointTracker Settings Model Clip PointTracker Settings Model Cap PointTracker Settings Model Custom freetrack protocol settings Filter settings Options Shortcuts Options Output Options Relative translation Options Game detection Mapping properties Pitch Mapping properties Yaw Mapping properties Roll Mapping properties X Mapping properties Y Mapping properties Z Enjoy.
  2. BlackHellHound1 You are very much welcome to use anything that you want. I think that, a..., a..., troubleshooting guide, is what I would call it, is a great idea. I would like to ask, if it would be okay for me to share a link to this thread, in some of the other forums I use, where it is relevant? Like ED, SimHQ, Racedepartment, reddit Hotas, reddit HotasDIY and others. DanTDBV
  3. Hello BlackHellHound1 I have joined just to be able thank you, for this great guide and for the chance to ad my experiences to it. This is by far the best opentrack guide that I have seen. My intention was to make a comprehensive guide, for using a Logitech C920 webcam and a DIY trackcap with 3 green LED’s, using PointTracker 1.1, freetrack 2.0 Enhanced and Accela. You have already made most of that work, so I will just offer what I have. I am using opentrack 2.3 and will ad pictures later. I use green LED’s, because those was what I could find with enough viewing angle. My triple screen setup is close to 90° when turning from edge to edge. At first I put green foil in front of the lens, but discovered that I could set the camera so its not needed. Games that I know can also be used with opentrack 2.3 Assetto Corsa Dirt Rally Richard Burns Rally Loss of tracking tip When the squid flips upside down and the center cross is way off, the camera has lost sight of one or more of the tracking points. In my case the green LED’s. To get back on track, turn your head to front and cover one of the LED’s, for a while, then uncover it again. This can be done with a finger or two. You need to cover the LED a little longer, than the time set in the Dynamic pose timeout field. This is found in the PointTracker Settings Camera tab. Hardware In 2.3 there is a Custom model tab. I guess that this is for people wanting to use a clip horizontaly. Orientation Directions as I use them here is always based on me looking at the screen, with the camera mounted on top of that. The camera is pointing slightly down at me. Raw Tracker Data/Game Data X Moving head left/right Y Moving head up/down Z Moving head forward/back Yaw Turn head left/right Pitch Turn head up/down Roll Tilt head left/right PointTracker 1.1 PointTracker Settings Camera Settings of note here: Dynamic pose timeout I have set this to 500ms, that is 0,5 seconds. Camera settings For me it opens the C920 settings. These should be set so you can only see your trackpoints. I have everything set on manual, with all but Exposure set to minimum. Exposure is adjusted so I can see the Trackpoints. Color channels used If you use red or blue LED’s you can set this here. Point extraction Play around with the settings here, until you get 3 extracted points at all times. Try to be systematic about it, that will make it easier. Model/Cap Model Dimensions These should be as accurate as possible. The more accurate the more precise the tracking. Model position I have not been able to get an accurate result, when using the calibration, so I have done it manually instead. Here directions are for moving the calibration + in relation to facing the screen, that is left is to your left and vice versa. X 0 Y 0 Z 0 in my case is the top center LED of the cap. X + is to the right, - is to the left Y + is above, - is below Z + is behind, - is in front freetrack 2.0 Enhanced Freetrack protocol settings Select interface Some programs don’t like freetrack, others don’t like Trackir. Here you can chose between either or both. Profile If you as me, use a black background, you won’t see these until you hover your mouse above the switch. Create new empty config Self explanatory Create new copied config Self explanatory Open configuration directory Self explanatory Ini Chose the ini file you want to use/adjust. These are found in the User Documents/opentrack folder. In my case opentrack-2.3. You can ad downloaded profiles to this folder. Remember to adjust camera and model settings to fit your setup. Open it with the Open configuration directory switch Options Shortcuts Center Sets the current position to look straight forward. This is done while being in the expected working pose. This can also be done automatically when starting the tracker, by activating the “Center at startup” option. Make sure that you are in the working pose, before starting the tracker. If the tracker is not centered when using the Start, Toggle or Restart shortcuts, then just hit the Center shortcut. Toggle Turns off/on tracking while leaving the camera on. (This is what you would hit before and after using snapviews in IL2 or DCS.) Toggle while held Turns off tracking while leaving the camera on, while held. (This could be used to keep the view on one panel, while consulting an external checklist and flipping the needed switches.) Zero Toggles between Centered straight forward view and the current pose. Zero while held Switches to Centered forward view, when pressed and returns to the current pose when released. Start Tracking Turns on camera and begins tracking. (This takes a couple of seconds) Stop tracking Stops tracking and turns off camera. Toggle tracking Turns on camera and begins tracking. (This takes a couple of seconds), or Stops tracking and turns off camera. Restart Tracking Stops tracking and turns off camera and Turns on camera and begins tracking. (This takes a couple of seconds) This is what I have at this time. I hope that it is usefull. Best regards from Denmark
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