The following article will walk you through how to get started with your Perception Neuron 3 hardware.
1. Software Installation
Install Axis Software
Prior to operating your motion capture hardware, please visit our downloads page and locate the latest Axis Studio version.
Use the following link. Axis Studio – NeuronMocap
Activate Software Dongle
A Once our application is installed, you will need to activate your license into your software dongle. Information on activating license found here.
2. Hardware Preparation
Review the contents of your kit. Use the following list to confirm content.
- (17) Perception Neuron 3 Body Sensors
- (17) Perception Neuron 3 sensor socket attachments
- (1) Perception Neuron 3 Spare Sensor
- (1) USB-C Transceiver
- (1) USB-C to USB A adapter
- (3) USB-C charging cables
- (3) Modular Charging Dock
- (1) Set of Full Body Straps
- (1) Mesh Bag for straps
- (1) EVA Carry Case
- (1) Axis Studio Software dongle
- (1) Base Glove Size (M)
Insert the PN3 sensor into the charging dock to charge them.
- Solid Red light indicates charging
- No LED light indicates fully charged
- Flashing Red light indicates possible battery error
Notice: For long period of storage, make sure your sensors are charged often to avoid deeply discharge batteries. Deeply discharged batteries can diminish the lire of the batteries.
After the software dongle is activated, run Axis Studio. You may now connect your transceiver to your computer. If this is the first time connecting the transceiver to Axis Studio, your dongle may not have an IP address assigned, the following dialogue will show up. Click Yes to allow our application to assign and IP.
3. Sensor Placement
Place the straps on the actor according to the diagram below:
It is important that the sensors do not move during capture, so make sure they are secure on the actor and are not placed on top of loose clothing.
Note: if you have the glove sensor kit. It is recommended to insert the sensors on the gloves before wearing.
Turn Sensors on
Turn sensors on before placing them onto the straps
- Method 1: Unplugging the charging cable from the charging dock will turn on all the sensors.
- Method 2: Press the button on top of the sensor for about 2s to turn on the sensor. Press the button for about 5s to turn off the sensor.
Insert the sensors into the basemount.
4. Getting Started with Axis Studio
Use projects to manage all the files associated with motion capture sessions
- Open Axis Studio
- Click New Project
- Enter the project name and choose the location of the project
Check the Transceiver connection status
If the transceiver is connecting to the PC right away, the status of the transceiver will be shown in the suits panel.
Turn on sensors, make sure the color of the sensors light is the same as the transceiver light, click the connect button, then check the sensor panel for the status. In the avatar diagram, green/yellow/ red color means the sensors are connected already.
If sensors are not showing on your sensor map, review the color LED lights on the body sensors and transceiver. Both body and transceiver must be on the same color LED channel.
Double-click on the red button on the transceiver or body sensor to change the color.
5. Posture Calibration
Click on the POSTURE CALIBRATION button and follow the pop-up instructions to begin the posture calibration process.
Stand straight, arms facing down with palms facing your body. Position feet distance approximately the same distance of your hip width and maintain feet parallel to each other
Crouch down with feet flat on the ground while maintain feet and legs parallel to each other. Extend arms forward with palms facing down.
Stand straight spread-out arms perpendicular to your body's upward position, with palms facing down. If you are using gloves, extend fingers and position thumb in a resting posture.
Put your hands together and place them on your chest. Palms attach to each other, and the palm surface is perpendicular to the ground. Thumbs are about 45-degree angle.
Thum and index finger pinch to each other, no requirement for the posture of the other three fingers.
6. Sensor Light Instruction
Following information details the LED light indicator status.
|Slow Blink||Sensor/Glove in standby mode to save power|
|Fast Blink||Sensor/Glove in working mode, calculating and transferring data|
|Solid Light||Strong magnetic interference detected near glove/sensor|
1. Sensor/Glove low battery
2. Transceiver IP unassigned
|Green Light||Sensor/Transceiver in channel 1|
|Blue Light||Sensor/Transceiver in channel 2|
|Purple Light||Sensor/Transceiver in channel 3|
|Cyan Light||Sensor/Transceiver in channel 4|
|White Light||Sensor/Transceiver in channel 5|