Track IR 4 - Wacky…
I’ve had a TrackIR 4 since the model first came out and I’ve hooked it up again for F4BMS… Now I kind of remember why I didn’t like it - I get what I think is a good profile going and after a few minutes of use - it gets confused… I’m facing the back of the seat and the movements are extremely fast/jerky - not doing what you would expect them to do… If I attempt to “center” - that works but as soon as I move my head it flips around again on me… If I exit F4 and go back to the TrackIR software - the head doesn’t behave as it should either… If I turn my head to induce yaw - it doesn’t yaw but simply moves my head along the X axis… It’s like all the axis are mixed up… Would anyone have any ideas on how to fix this ??? I have tried to upgrade the TrackIR Software - but the problem stayed the same - currently running 5.2… I’m using the original “Track Clip” on the hat… It’s done stuff like this since I first played with it - might be OE - so it’s sat in my closet gathering dust… Any help appreciated…
It’s because it’s losing view or “uniqueness” on your reference array (clip or pro clip). Change the TIR software to show the camera’s view and watch what it is watching. You’ll see either one point is obscuring the other or they get into an arrangement where TIR is not sure which point is which. Adjusting contrast, threshold, or managing background IR clutter might help. It might take a small bend required in the clip or re-aiming the device.
I use the Clip-Pro and TIR5. It has the benefit of being so bright I can set threshold to max but the LEDs are “sunk” into the clip so at extreme angles it can’t be seen. I put a clear plastic dot so now TIR can see that LED from the side. Adjusting the clip downward moves my range of motion so I don’t go beyond readable bounds if I pitch up. These are tricks to increase and adjust the absolute limits of the trackable clip motion.
On the profile end you have to set the curves so you can accomplish all the required outputs well inside the trackable zone. If I have low sensitivity (say, 1:1) and I can’t turn my head more than 57° left then I’ll never be able to output an angle bigger than that. If I need a larger output then I have to increase the sensitivity so I can get more output for my fixed range of input. Too sensitive is hard to use of course. The best efficiency is to use all your usable input motion without needing a little more for more output.
Once again - thanks for the time and patience to write up such a detailed response… Much appreciated again…
I’ve spent hours working on this - i’ve moved my chair closer and repositioned the TrackIR… I’ve noticed that the weirdness happens the green LED on the TrackIR starts flashing rapidly and sporadically for a few seconds - then I’m all messed up… If I look down in my lap and slowly bring my head back to the centered position it corrects itself… This happens every minute to so… I’ve tried different USB ports with similar results… The manual says the been LED loss could indicate low voltage… I’ve also opened a case with TrackIR to see if they can help me… When it works - it seems great - but I can’t live with the problems…
Does the TIR4 have two LEDs? The 5 does, one indicating game detection and one indicating clip tracking. If the game detection (or both) LEDs are flickering that sounds like a different problem than tracking like USB power or the unit itself. Good luck.
Cleaning your sensor and clips might help, also make sure you have “True Viev”
disabled under Profile-> Motion- Tab.
Thanks for the response - I’ll give it a try and check that setting…