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Offline Samuall

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on: February 24, 2008, 11:44:08 PM
Hi, I'm a freshman undergrad theatrical design student at Ithaca College. I am very intrested in applying the tracking technology to moving light fixtures but feel a bit behind on the tech side of it. I look forward to reading the threads possibly working out how to use this technology in theater.



Offline ZaPPZion

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Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 03:53:38 AM
Hi, welcome to the forum :D

That sounds pretty interesting, having the lights track the person that needs to be tracked. Only downside will be the lights though. They emit IR light as well, so the wiimote will probably pick it up when there's something shiny on the stage. It might work though, if you can make it work with reflecting light on the actor that needs to be tracked. When the wiimote sees any movement to the right, the lights should immediately respond though, otherwise the actor is out of the spotlight area, and won't reflect any IR light anymore. But this definately would be hard to implement, since there's lots of IR light in a theater ;)



Offline Samuall

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Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 02:49:01 AM
Yeah it has been something I have been worried about, especially because some theaters use IR guns for cameras. But I figure it would be something neat to play with and develop the software to cue the tracking. This is not a new idea but the only other modle I've seen uses ultra-sonic sounds.