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  • in reply to: Slow water??? #115994

    BrettMusgrave
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    Thank you for the response!
    I will check this information and post back.
    I believe the Kinect is a V1.
    I have the sandbox at my local library right now.
    I had a GTX 970ti card in it and thought that was ghe problem so I upgraded to the 1050 ti with no change. I also had an i5 processor which I upgraded to an i7 with no change.

    I’ll check as you requested and I will take a short video when I get a chance to go to the library

    in reply to: Projector lamp lifetime reduced? #103187

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    I don’t think pointing it down would affect lamp life. Not sure how it could. I might buy in to light engine/color wheel issues but even then I would assume that it being on it’s side would be an issue before pointing down would. Especially with newer models. It may very well be one of those things that have been in manuals so long that it is just a permanent thing even though it no longer applies. Similar to how most TV manuals still have a warning about “burn in” even though that it not possible with LCD technology.

    in reply to: Automating drainage key mapping #102182

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    Sorry it took me so long to see this. I used the instructions in the reply to this post.
    http://lakeviz.org/forums/topic/need-some-help-with-scripts-please/

    in reply to: Kinect calibration out-of-sync #102098

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    When I had this issue, I ran the raw Kinect viewer to make sure the Kinect was seeing the entire box area and then ran the calibration over again.

    in reply to: Automating drainage key mapping #102092

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    Hi Oliver,
    Are these instructions still applicable to the current version?
    I tried following them but it is not working for me. I get a “command not found” in the terminal window for “-loadinputgraph”
    I set the buttons, saved the file, found the file and named it “watermanager.inputgraph”.
    I get an error in tereminal if I tried the “-loadinputgraph watermanager.inputgraph”
    I also get an error in terminal if I copy all the text from that file into the terminal window.

    Do you know what it is that I am doing wrong?

    I would like this to run on boot. I did successfully make a .sh for launching the sandbox on boot and in full screen which works great. I tried copying the text from the save file to that file and it also gives the error.

    Thank you for any input you can give me!

    in reply to: Need some help with scripts, please! #102091

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    Thank you for the reply. I will try these steps. I have never made a “shell script” before so we will see how it goes. The first link you provided might be the gap I needed to fill in the instructions. I had not seen that one before. Very helpful.

    in reply to: Calibrating with a mirror??? #102078

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    Thanks! That is some good information. When I attempted to calibrate I went off my “intended” bottom left, bottom right, etc. When I was done and I moved sand in the intended bottom left the projected effect occurred in the upper right, lol. That’s what made me think I needed to also flip the Kinect.
    After making adjustments I was able to get it calibrated properly but this information would have been easier and faster for me!

    in reply to: Help out a noob, please!!! #102065

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    Thanks, Rob! I’ll do that. I did see something when looking in to these that you had this info. My next step was to look for it again. Thanks for saving me a step!

    in reply to: The AR Sandbox World Map #102061

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    I have an AR sandbox in
    Marquette Heights, Illinois

    It is currently private but hopefully in the future it will be publicly accessible!

    Thank you to those who put all the time in to this project and for making it easily available for regular dads like me to find!

    in reply to: Camera-Space Plane equation not calculated #102060

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    I know very little about this but I did see something at one point that showed the rawkinect viewer thing not picking up the camera side. When you run the Kinect viewer do you have 2 images? left one depth and right one a live camera view? If not then I would assume that is the problem.
    I honestly don’t know the solution other than restarting the Kinect viewer.

    in reply to: Calibrating with a mirror??? #102058

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    Just to put this info out there…
    If using a mirror, the flip orientation option in the projector is a must AND the Kinect sensor will need to be mounted the opposite direction than seen in setups without a mirror.
    I mounted my projector with the top facing the sandbox so I could mount the bottom to my side supports. The Kinect is mounted in the same direction as the projector.

    in reply to: Calibrating with a mirror??? #102048

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    I had considered a tall setup like yours but I need it to be able to go through doorways without being taken down.
    I purchased a new projector this weekend and it nearly fills the box with my current setup and it has the flip orientation option. At least with the new projector I only need to move my overhead mount/mirror up 2.5 inches. Hopefully I will get that done tomorrow.

    in reply to: Calibrating with a mirror??? #102038

    BrettMusgrave
    Participant

    I have not tested it yet. Both of the projectors I have need 60″-70″ throw to make a 40″x30″ image. I have looked at several other models that are not short throw and they come in about the same range. Some have a larger zoom range but still need 60″ throw.
    I am not against buying a short throw projector but I’d like to get everything setup and make sure it will get enough use to make the purchase worth it.
    I would just like to avoid going through calibration and find that it adjusts the image on the opposite side of the sand movement, lol.

    The projector I have with the flip orientation option is my main home theater projector so I would prefer not to use it for this. The one I want to use is just a cheap projector that will be replaced if this projects works out.

    Is it easy to start over on calibration if it fails?
    What brand/model of projector are you using?

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