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AMS and EDTracker...

Discussion in 'Automobilista - General Discussion' started by DaVeX, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. DaVeX

    DaVeX AMSUnofficial Staff Reiza Backer

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    Hi guys,
    I am near to buy a EDTracker Pro but I want to be sure it works with Ams, has someone tested it?
    Should be recognized as trackir device, but I am not sure about it...
     
  2. alexandre fonseca

    alexandre fonseca Member Reiza Backer

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    Before you do that, I suggest you try FreeTrack. It works exactly the same as TrackIr (I have tested both) and is free. All you need is a webcam and a piece of printed paper.
     
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  3. DaVeX

    DaVeX AMSUnofficial Staff Reiza Backer

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    Please, can you elaborate it? What you mean with "piece of printed paper"?
     
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    alexandre fonseca Member Reiza Backer

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    The software itself prints a reference pattern that you attach to a cap or something in your head and is detected by the webcam. It works just like TrackIr, but motion detection quality depends somewhat on the webcam's resolution. Give it a try, the software is free.
     
  5. DaVeX

    DaVeX AMSUnofficial Staff Reiza Backer

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    Yeah but parts needed for IR and soldering not!!!
     
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    After replying to you, I checked their site and saw that too. I tried this a while ago with the printed marker and it worked fine. Since it was not set up by me, but by a friend, I am asking him to provide instructions about the printed marker and will be back here.
     
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  7. DaVeX

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    Thanks mate, you are a kind person, really appreciated!!!
     
  8. Will Mazeo

    Will Mazeo Active Member Reiza Backer

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    I prefer to use it (freetrackIR) with a single led. I got one of those cheap Microsoft webcams and removed the filter from inside it, put a small led on a cap and it's complete.
    Only stoped using it because my monitor is too small. But for a ultrawide monitor or big TV streen is perfect
     
  9. alexandre fonseca

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    After checking back with my friend, I found out I was wrong: the software he was using was OpenTrack, not FreeTrack. FreeTrack requires some hardware assembly, but OpenTrack works just with a paper marker. One of the options is to use an Aruco paper marker, which is here: opentrack/test3.png at unstable · opentrack/opentrack · GitHub. When you place that on your cap/hat, the camera starts tracking it. A detailed explanation (in Portuguese) by my friend Ricardo is here:
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    on the video i use cheap 3ir device and its super smooth and accurate, it uses tracknoir. In description u have links, try to get something similar but in your country (also id recommend getting stronger irs, preferably usb powered
     
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    DaVeX AMSUnofficial Staff Reiza Backer

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    Wow never heard about this!!!

    Thanks guys, I will try and report when ilI have done proper tests.
     
  12. alexandre fonseca

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    Delving a little deeper on this, I came upon FaceTrackNoIR, which tracks your face directly and requires no other input. It seems to work quite well, as shown in this video. It might be worth trying as well..
     
  13. DaVeX

    DaVeX AMSUnofficial Staff Reiza Backer

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    I used FTN for long time but sometimes was a real pain...
    Opentrack had the same protocol until 2.2 but was removed and still waiting for a better version...
    I had all the parts needed to build a IR track but I have no time and no skills (I burnt a couple of prototipes during soldering)...

    But thanks to you guys I discovered new ways to test headtraking and I will retry to build the IR track too...
     
  14. Will Mazeo

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    tracking your face takes a ton of processing power, be aware
     
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    Daniel Escudero Onlysimracing.com staff & microyoutuber.

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    Do you need any software to be recognized the ED tracker pro by AMS?
     
  17. DaVeX

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    Only the default one given with the tracker :D
     
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  18. Daniel Escudero

    Daniel Escudero Onlysimracing.com staff & microyoutuber.

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    Ed tracker is making my ams crash after loading the map....with stock content and patrick etc... When i disconect Ed...ams works....

    It is so weird and sad...i love the inmersion with Ed.

    Any idea?
     
  19. DaVeX

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    Seems the last windows 10 update could be the culprit as reported by rF2 team...
     
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