Environment editor

Environment editor

An instrument that allows editing the Environment, configuring the parameters of the tracking area, creating routing and optimizing the tracking quality.

Editor interface

The number of reference bars with IR markers and the area quality metrics (tracking quality and features quality) are displayed at the top. Metrics are given in conventional logarithmic units. Users have to place the reference bars in such a way as to achieve the maximum possible value of these metrics.
The instruments available for chosen editor mode are displayed at the bottom. Additional editor modules display to the side: Parameters, Simulation, etc.

Editor modules

Parameters

Allows editing the parameters of the tracking area: its name, size and geometrical parameters. Using the Load preset option, you can load the template of the tracking area.

Simulation

This instrument allows editing the virtual tracker's parameters. The default values ​​correspond to the most common scenario: the Alt is set up at human height with a slight downward angle. The values ​​set here are used when calculating the quality of the area and affect the operation of the tracking generators.

Opt tracking

The optimizer of the tracking that allows automatically distributing the required number of reference bars across the Environment.

Opt features

The optimizer of the feature quality. The default parameters provide the best optimization quality.

Routing

This is an editor for the routing scheme. Here you can set the number of power sources and generate the routing scheme automatically or manually.
Please, read here to learn more about creating of the routing scheme: How to create an Environment routing scheme for the floor tracking area

Edit modes

You can choose edit mode on the left panel:

Edit bars

Use this mode to manually add or delete reference bars. To add a bar, hold the left mouse button and draw a line. To delete a reference bar, double click on it.

Select multiple bars

Use this mode to select multiple reference bars while holding the left mouse button. Here you can set the lock state for the selected reference bars to determine the way they will be processed in the OptTracking mode.

Manage the occlusion environment

Use the Load occlusion model option to load a 3D model of a room, for example. You can move and rotate this model. To delete it, click Clear occlusion.
Hold the right mouse button to rotate the tracking area with the model.
Learn more about deployment of occlusions on HorizontalGrid Environment in this section.

Select multiple cells

Use this mode to determine the areas and directions where reference bars can't be placed. The conditions you set will work both if you place the bars manually or if you use the OptTracker generator.
For more information about the options for locking cells in the HorizontalGrid Environment scheme, see the section.

Display modes

Use the Features option to analyze the quality of the features density for the tracking area.
If you load a 3D occlusion model, use the Occlusion button to show or hide the model.