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Old 07-16-2018, 07:40 AM
amir amir is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 22
Walking is reversed in X and Z axes with motion capture.

When a user, wearing the tracking marker, is walking in the real environment, the Vizard virtual environment moves oppositely in the X and Z axes.
  • Walking left shows walking right on display
  • Walking right shows walking left on display
  • Walking forward shows walking backward on display
  • Walking backward shows walking forward on display

The Y axis is correct - i.e. moving the marker up shows upward translation on the display. Rotations are also correct.

The nature of this motion leads me to believe that Vizard thinks the marker is on the back of the body/head. If this were the case, then the tracking would be correct. However, given our camera setup, the tracking marker will be on the front of the HMD facing the cameras. Attached is a diagram of our setup for clarity.

I've tried every alignment iteration in Optotrak and still get the same problem every time. I am connecting to Optotrak via the below script. I haven't used VizConnect for this yet. Is there something that I can add in the script or specify in Vizconnect to get the X and Z movements to display correctly?

opto = viz.add('optotrak.dle')
body = opto.getBody(0), viz.MainView)

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File Type: jpg Vizard-Optotrak Alignment.jpg (597.8 KB, 435 views)
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