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LightAct's Tracking Visualizer is a powerful technology that combines location tracking and data visualization. It allows users to map the movements of people or objects and convert this information into captivating visual displays that respond to user interactions in real time.
To place a Tracking Visualizer on the Viewport, drag its dedicated icon from the toolbar menu and drop it somewhere on the Viewport.
Good to know: You can also just click on the Tracking Visualizer icon to place it on a random Viewport location.
You can access the Tracking Visualizers' Properties by selecting it on the Viewport and opening the Properties window.
Under the General section, you can rename or manually change the position or rotation of the Tracking Visualizer object. You can also toggle between visible/hidden and locked/unlocked.
Under the Content section, you can choose your desired Tracker device. The Tracker device list consists of all Tracker receiver device nodes which you have placed in the Devices window.
In our case, we will choose the BlackTrax receiver as our Tracker device.
Good to know: Depending on the technology, environment trackers are different and thus have different names. For example, BlackTrax's Trackers are called Beacons, while Antilatency technology involves the use of Tags and Markers. Since we are using Blacktrax technology as an example, we will refer to the Trackers as Beacons.
In the Source section, declare the number of Beacons that you would like to visualize in the Viewport. Next, type the unique Beacon names, separating each one from the next with a comma. With the Show beacons checkbox under the Rendering section enabled you will be able to visualize your Tracking Environment in LightAct.
Good to know: For the trackers to inherit their correct position, the Tracking device node needs to be enabled and correctly receive data. In the opposite case, the trackers will turn red, indicating that there is some kind of an error in obtaining tracking information.
In the Rendering section, you can toggle between the visibility of different elements in your tracking environment.
In the case of BlackTrax, aside from Beacons themselves, you can choose to visualize individual LEDs by clicking on the Show LEDs checkbox or even see how they're grouped by enabling Show LED connections.