This is where you will be seeing your character. To navigate, use left click to pan, middle mouse to orbit, and scroll the middle mouse button to zoom.
There are a few buttons on the top bar.
- Multi panel views: The first four from the left icons allow you change the view from single view port all the way to 4-pane view port.
- Active Follow Cam: allows you to follow your actor without manually moving the camera in the Viewport.
- Toggle Avatar Name: toggle on and off the character’s name display in the Viewport.
You can change the axis from z up to y up by clicking the axis orientation diagram in the lower left corner.
|Connect Axis Studio to active sensors. This will also require the sensor to remain still during the connection.
|In low signal quality circumstances, connect sensors via the Sensor Check wizard.
|Calibrate for all
|Executes posture calibration for all active suits connected to the software.
|Resume Original Posture
|use this to quickly recalibrate actors between takes. Make sure the actor is facing the same direction they did during initial calibration. This process resets the sensors to the last calibration.
|Toggle on/off LED lights on the body sensors only. When toggled off, battery life is extended.
|Place sensors in sleep mode.
|Power off sensors.
Sensor signal strength (round dot)
Green is good
Yellow is medium
Red is bad
Grey is no sensor linked
Magnetic environment (Square dot)
- Green is good
- Yellow is poor
- Red is severe
- Grey is no sensor linked or in Anti-mag Mode
You can customize the Character Name in the Character Name option box in the lower left corner. In the lower right corner are the motion capture mode and the number of capture frames.
Body Dimensions Tab
This is where you can adjust the body dimensions of your character.
- Start by choosing a Template, this is usually sufficient, but for better accuracy, more adjustments may be needed.
- The closer the dimensions of the characters are to the dimensions of your actor, the more accurate your results will be.
- Click the Ruler button for guidelines of how to measure dimensions.
Pay attention to this tab during calibration and recording as it will let you know if any of your sensors are having problems. The columns should stay green the majority of the time. If any of them are red for more than a few seconds, it may be time to troubleshoot.
- Battery in the red just means low battery, so charging the sensors should fix that.
- Red Magnetic means a lot of magnetic interference, you may need to check your environment and/or run a Magnetic Calibration on the affected sensors.
- Red Signal means bad connection, this can usually be fixed by a dedicated router or changing channels.
The Take Information window will help you keep track of your takes.
- You can name the takes, add comments, and view your other takes.
- At the bottom of the window is the Record button, press it to begin and end recording.
- Next to the Record button is a Clock that will track your time.