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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May-24-2013 at 1:56am
Yes, the light levels can change in your room throughout the day and cause problems, even reflections from objects in the room or heat sources. There is an unusual tip here for fixing it,

http://airdailyx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/spf100-track-ir-adx-tutorial.html

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May-24-2013 at 3:21pm
I put two polarized lenses from sun glasses on mine

I can keep the curtains open most of the day now as my lounge faces south and its only an issue in the evening when the sun is lower in the sky :)

My TrackIR camera does face the window as well and i have the pro clip and it all works sweet :)
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If you are still having problems after setting the TIR light levels (or creating special TIR sunglasses) then someone has recommended setting the process priority to High for the trackir program in windows task manager.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-25-2013 at 12:35am
I will soon be adding 'Run as High Priority' options for the Opus FSXTRACKIR.EXE and the NP TrackIR programs. Users have reported that setting, normally the NP TrackIR program, to run in High Priority has cured there otherwise jerky TIR response.
 
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Can I adjust TrackIR view point without camera enabled. I have my view point setup in TIR through the camera, but with camera disabled my TIR view is off. If I enable camera view is good.

So, can I adjust the view within opus or do I need to adjust through TIR or do I need to adjust the eye point for TIR through the aircraft config. I'm not sure how to get my eye point adjusted with TIR without having to enable camera.
 
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Hi Gabe

You can use Live Camera Control to make temporary adjustments to the viewpoint, it is compatible with TrackIR and our DHM.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-03-2013 at 11:46am
Hi Gabe

You can use Live Camera Control to make temporary adjustments to the viewpoint, it is compatible with TrackIR and our DHM. As you mentioned, Live Camera will save the changes permanently.

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Thanks Cheryl, I give it a try.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Opus Software Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-03-2013 at 12:55pm
We will also have a GamePad interface for the LCC so you will be able to walk or fly around the aircraft with ease.

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Originally posted by Opus Software Opus Software wrote:

Hi Gabe

You can use Live Camera Control to make temporary adjustments to the viewpoint, it is compatible with TrackIR and our DHM. As you mentioned, Live Camera will save the changes permanently.

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Hi Cheryl, I set my viewpoint with Live Camera and viewpoint was ok. After shutting down FSX and later when I got back in the sim, I had to reset my viewpoint. Live Camera didn't save changes permanently.
I don't see any save button on the Live Camera.
Should I be saving the flight with set viewpoint as default in FSX?
I'm not sure if I'm missing something.
 
You know, I guess by not saving, it kinda simulates adjusting your seat like a real pilot would do. Big smile
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Live Camera Control (LCC) is not Live Camera (LC). LCC is used to make temporary adjustments to the eye point all coordinated with DHM and TrackIR etc.. There is no save option here as they are just temporary adjustments, like changing the seat height. With LC on the other hand you can create, edit and save camera views which are permanent. The camera views are saved by either pressing on the Save All Cameras or OK buttons in the Cameras dialog.

It is meant to simulate adjusting your seat, also allows you to walk or fly around outside on external custom camera views. It replaces the FSX controls to adjust the eye point which are not coordinated or compatible with DHM or TrackIR operation.

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Thanks for explaining, it makes sense now.

I like the idea of having to simulate adjusting your seat. Another step closer to the close as it gets for flight sim. Big smile

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Hi,

Am I able to set up a VC Seat position for different aircraft.

EG If I set it up for the Cessna 152 and then change to the C172 it will move me to a diferent position or do I have to adjust every time I am in the cockpit.

If that is the case are there any keyboard commands I can use to do this?

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You can use Live Camera to create your VC views. Normally you create them for each aircraft you fly. You can easily select a view then click on Add New Camera to clone the view, then just edit the view to suit your new aircraft. There are also CDF (Camera Definition Files) on our website, provided by users, these camera definitions can be Imported into Live Camera. Whichever method you use its a fairly simple process to create your views.

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You can also use the Live Camera Control LCC to move the eye point on a temporary basis. But to create permanent camera views you must use Live Camera and save your views. Please consult the Live Camera manual for further details.

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Stephen,

   I use Virtual Cockpit views on all my clients for a panoramic setup. I have Track IR working through OPUS on my P3D server machine (renamed the manifest files etc.). Unfortunately, I cannot get my head movements to show up in the Virtual Cockpit Views on my clients even though TIR works fine on the server.

    I'm not sure if it has anything to do with it but I do have DHM enabled on the Camera Control page for the P3DServer Camera which is assigned to all aircraft types. I enabled Live Camera on the Server which of course greys out the General DHM Options on the OPUS FSI Server-Configuration page. Is this the correct approach?

     I've read the forum and the manual but can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong that prevents my TIR movements from passing through to my clients? Any advice would be appreciated.

     Thanks,

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TrackIR is not meant to move the eye point on the clients. They are not couple views and do not work that way. The TrackIR interface coordinates the TrackIR head movement with the OpusFSX DHM and eye point movements on the main system only. It is not designed to relay all these movements across to the client systems which display their own camera views.

So bottom line TrackIR head movements are not relayed to the client systems.

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Stephen,

      Thank you for clarifying this. Sure would be awesome if that feature could be added. I have a 9 monitor setup with virtual cockpit views and it is very immersive seeing the cockpit interior as part of the simulation. If only I could move my head with TIR to look over the glare shield or look down out of a side window it would really complete the experience. Any thoughts about including this down the road or is the FSX / P3D code prohibitive? It would seem to me to be a natural extension of DHM effects on the clients which show motion of the airframe relative to the observer (ie: eyepoint).

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Unable to get it to work,

OPUS ver 3.46.3
TIR ver 5.2.2
P3d ver 2.2.1048.0
simconnect  2.2.0.0

I have installed the latest version of OPUS beta and also have TIR latest, i have renamed the simconnect files as instructed, 

I start TIR and then P3D then start OPUS, the fsxtrackir.exe is running and shows connected to FSX.

I have enabled TIR on the configuration window and set the priority to high, i have set scan to 12, XYZ to 0.50 and PBY to 0.50 

no matter what i do my trackir doesnt seem to track,


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Double check that there are no manifest files hiding somewhere that will need renaming. Open the FSXTRACKIR program window and make sure TrankIR is connecting to it. It should be reported in the window. Nothing much else to do other than what's in the manual and the TrackIR topic here. Are your TIR lights coming on? Have you checked OpusFSX exists in the TrackIR games list, have you checked to make sure OpusFSX is shown in the TrackIR display.

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1,  I have no manifest files hiding, 

2, I am connected to FSXTRACKIR

3, My lights are on 

4, I have OPUSFSX in the games list

5, OpusFSX in the display - this is the bit i donjt think is working, as it says no title, however, i dont know how to get it to see OPUSFSX as the running program, I thought it would see OPUS when it started 

I have attached a screenshot

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Try starting TrackIR after starting the FSXSERVER program just to see if that makes a difference.

I am back now so I will check to see what I get. But looks like yours is not connecting or attempting to connect to OpusFSX interface through its own NP SDK.

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Tried to start after FSXServer - no difference
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I have tried both TrackIR versions 5.1.3.Final and 5.2.2.Final with no problems. Although I did have to rename the three manifest files again in the NP TrackIR5 install folder.

Please double check you have done the above then check again for OpusFSX listed in the 'Tiles' title. Once connected (with FSX, TIR and FSXSERVER running) it is down to the NP TIR5 software to show OpusFSX as the Title within its window.

You could try reinstalling TIR version 5.2.2.Final version, don't forget to rename those manifest files again.

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it appears when FSXTRACKIR runs, avast puts it into a deep screen check, only for a few seconds but enough that opus and tir software dont like it and close the link, have told avast to accept fsxtrackir and no problems since.

thanks for the support all working now
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You should NEVER run an AV program with FSX, P3D, TrackIR, or OpusFSX.

If you want to flight sim then shutdown your AV software completely.

You only need Windows Firewall. AVs are nothing but trouble and ruin performance and correct functioning of the software.

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I thought I'd post this here - apologies if it is the incorrect place.  I wanted to recommend a TRACKIR alternative that I have just purchased and installed.  It is called Trackhat: http://www.trackhat.org/

It is a system very similar to TRACKIR that can use the free Opentrack software.  It consists of a hat with three IR LEDs or a clip with 3 IR LEDs that you can attach to your headphones.  The main difference is that all-in it costs just £30.00 for a clip and modified webcam.  

It is easy to set up, and works with OPUS as it is able to emulate a TRACKIR device.  

I have it set up on my P3D system and it works a treat.  I have no affiliation with Trackhat other than being a satisfied customer.
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Steve do the TR5 simconnect files still need to be renamed? I have checked the folders you instructed and I cant find them with Win search. I did find the Simconnect.manifestopus and Simconnectsp2.manifestopus1 files. Does Opusfsi change the files on its on now? Thanks.

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Yes they must. If you don't rename them then TrackIR will connect direct to the sim and chaos or a jittery display will result.

These are NPs (TrackIRs) own instructions and the only way to prevent it connecting direct. You will have to get admin rights to rename them.

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