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  • in reply to: Updating an Existing AR Sandbox #111142
    mkaszuba
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    Just to clarify, the versions of the software mentioned in the Complete Setup Guide are still the current editions? If not, can someone please post how to update those versions? Is it just a matter of installing the updated apps “overtop” of the older ones?

    in reply to: Hand detection with higher Kinect #111141
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Check this link for what you may be looking for: https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/forums/topic/sandbox-command-line-switch-list/

    “-rer <min rain elevation> <max rain elevation>
    Sets the elevation range of the rain cloud level relative to the ground plane in cm
    Default: Above range of elevation color map

    -rs <rain strength>
    Sets the strength of global or local rainfall in cm/s
    Default: 0.25”

    in reply to: Demo without sand #111125
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    The main issue with a cheap projector will be the Lumens. If the room is to bright, a low lumen projector will not be able to be seen well. I was able to test my software on the wall of my office just fine. Obviously I could not make peaks but I would use rulers an boxes to verify my setup worked.

    in reply to: Projector option #110933
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Any Short Throw projector will work. 1024×768 is best for a resolution but 800×600 will work. Because of the proximity to the sand surface ( 3 to 4 feet) A short throw device is best.

    in reply to: Black bar on the top of sandbox #110882
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Did you put in the full screen command in your configuration file? The link to the post installation instuctions is here: https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/forums/topic/ar-sandbox-post-installation-setup/

    in reply to: AR Sandbox mostly complete! Few questions left. #110880
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Hi all. Craig Beals (https://www.bealsscience.com/single-post/2017/06/07/Augmented-Reality-Sandbox-will-Blow-Your-Mind) has a great video about his build. I have taken taken his build and created Sketchup files, and an stl file to see it in 3d.

    BealsScience files

    PLease note: I added a computer shelf to his original build.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by mkaszuba.
    in reply to: Recommended box height from floor #110879
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Take a look at this post it has some layouts available.

    AR Sandbox mostly complete! Few questions left.

    in reply to: small letters on KinectUtil getCalib #108449
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    The image you show is normal when using the dual view. If you hold down the Z key you can position the depth plan window to the center of your screen, then use the mouses scroll feature to Zoom in on the screen space. I had the same issue while working on my first setup. Oliver’s Step 4 video is really good but he does not tell you what key he is pressing, to move the image around. It is the z key.

    in reply to: Complete Installation Instructions #108433
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Excellent. I am glad you got it sorted out. Those two command line switches are very important in most cases.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by mkaszuba.
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    I am not a python scripter but, could you not use the getcdw() function? then if it is not your desired path, change the correct path in your script? For my screen capture tool I simply use this for the similar purpose:

    cd /home/arsandtable/Screenshots
    scrot ‘SARndbox-%Y%m%d-%H%M%S.png’
    cd /home/arsandtable/src/SARndbox-3.2

    this way I always get my screenshots where I want them.

    When you launch the the application, the shortcut (link) on the desktop points to the application’s folder, in this case /home/arsandtable/scr/SARnbox-3.2/bin/

    So what if you made a script (startApp) in your script folder, StartApp calls the application, (which should keep your scripts folder as the active one) then check then use getcdw() to report the result. If it is still the script folder then you should be okay correct?

    in reply to: Complete Installation Instructions #108428
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    Alucard, Video card is key. I repeat that i had no issues following the Complete Installation guide with my Linux Mint. I am able to launch the application in my Thinkpad T530 (core i5, 8 gigs ram and built in video card) but the application is not usable in any sense of the word. I just use the setup for my scripting practices. The Application launches okay without any colour mapping, but it never actually completes any topographical map changes. Way to slow . Also when I try to make it rain…. nothing happens. It can’t handle the load. Do you get an error when you try to launch the application? What errors are you getting? what switches are you using?

    mkaszuba
    Participant

    My best guess is that, because the active application is launched from the ~/src/SARndbox2.3 folder that is where the files are written. Could you either:

    • make a script file that changes the active folder to what you want, then call BathymetrySaver function, then change back to the working one
    • Create a launcher script to change directory first, then run the sandbox app from that new folder with an absolute directory reference
    in reply to: Reset calibration without resinstall? #108395
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    RodgerHall, would you be willing to post some images or plans for your table setup?

    in reply to: Building out a custom Sandbox #108394
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    I am assuming your event has passed. Did you end up making a table for it?

    in reply to: Lava (Smoke and Fire) #108392
    mkaszuba
    Participant

    I think the site beldingschools mentions has its data from different sources. The first video comes from a commercial product iSandBox (England) and the rest of the images comes from this forum I think.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by mkaszuba.
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