Marking out your volume

This documentation will take you through the importance of marking out your capture space.

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Setting up your camera's

When preparing for a shoot, it’s recommended that the capture devices are set up optimally depending on the number of cameras. Click here for more information on capture volumes.

When setting up the cameras, you need to be aware of the available capture space. Your entire body must remain in the frame for the duration of your captures. Our system uses the human body itself to calibrate and capture motion. Without this information, the system will be unsuccessful in tracking your movements.

Calibration

The calibration process is the most important stage of the workflow as this determines the quality of your motion capture. The actor calibrating should aim to cover all of the capture volume within the capture space. Making sure that their entire body remains in the frame throughout this process. Marking out the capture volume will avoid the possibility of capturing a low-quality calibration.

Click here for more information about calibration.

Marking out your volume

After setting up the cameras, the next step is to make sure you have created a large enough capture volume for your actor(s). The best way to do this is to use your host device as a guide for how close you can get towards each camera.

The live preview displayed on the host device will indicate how much available space you have. Stand in the centre of the volume and begin to walk towards one of the cameras in your setup. When you are unable to walk any further without leaving the camera view, you should place a marker on the floor. Repeat this process for each camera.

This marker can be any object as long as it serves its purpose of demonstrating the edge of the volume. If the actor leaves this volume, they will no longer be captured, and the system will be unsuccessful.



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