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Antilatency Setup

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Introduction

In this article, we will describe how to set up Antilatency in Aximmetry as a camera tracking system.

We consider Antilatency as an experimental system when talking about camera tracking since it was not developed for such a purpose. However, you can still achieve good results with the system.

Preparation of the hardware

First, install AntiltancyService
https://developers.antilatency.com/Software/AntilatencyService_en.html
Please make sure that you have updated this to the newest version!

Setup your environment in the Environments tab of the AntilatencyService.

In the Placements tab, set up the orientation of the tracker.

Check the Device Network tab after connecting the device if it appeared. If yes, then it is properly connected. At this time the tracker's LED should be blinking white.

If you have correctly set up your environment and tracker orientation in AntilatencyService, it should be easy to set up Antilatency in Aximmetry.

Aximmetry Setup

Antilatency can be used with any edition of Aximmetry, all the way from the Studio edition.

Start Aximmetry Composer.

In the Startup Configuration, enter Manage Devices...

Select Antilatency in the Game category.

Select the device you wish to use for tracking in the Use device dropdown menu.

In the example, it is called AltSocket01, but yours will be named differently. You can also rename any device in AntilatencyService's Device Network tab.

If the device is properly connected, the tracker should be pulsating in green. Also, the Cur position values should be jittering, but just by a very small amount.

Click OK.

For further setup within your Aximmetry project, please follow the steps of the tracked camera setup documentation.

Calibration with Aximmetry Camera Calibrator

Launch Aximmetry Camera Calibrator. In Manage Devices... find Antilatency under the Game category. Select the tracker you would like to use from the Use device dropdown menu.

Antilatency already reads the position of the tracker, so there is no need to set the PTZ rotation height. However, it is important to set the delta head transformation described in the article referred to below.

For further steps on how to do a basic calibration, please follow this article: Setting up the tracking device

Possible Issues

If the Placement is not correctly set up in AntilatencyService, then you need to adjust the tracker's orientation and position to better match the virtual scene. You can do this with Aximmetry Camera Calibrator's Delta head transformation property. Or you can set it up in the ORIGIN of the INPUTS control board of a tracked camera.

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