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BlackTrax unveils version 2.2

BlackTrax unveils version 2.2
BlackTrax unveils version 2.2

BlackTrax brings a sharp new version of its award-winning BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system now offering centralised control of third-party systems and multiple GUI and system enhancements.

In speaking about BlackTrax version 2.2, Istvan Fazekas, BlackTrax programmer at Cirque du Soleil said: “I like all the new features especially the fixture selection in chapters and the auto douse option. Also, I LOVE how easy it is to update the WYG file in BlackTrax.

Version 2.2 refines and builds on a customer feedback on v2.1, and is initiating long-requested features. These include:

Centralised output widget manages all output connections to third-party systems, including RTTrPL, RTTrPM and Art-Net protocols.

In addition to the above, output tracking data can be smoothed per trackable as well as easy sharing of outputs as they can be exported into a separate file.

Auto Douse will automatically douse a light according to motion. Smooth pick-ups activate at the beginning of a chapter to create a seamless transition between scenes.

Up to 24 positions can be calibrated and re-called for each chapter. Fixtures can have different trim heights and still maintain tracking accuracy.

When tracking a combination of multiple tracking points (LEDs), the centroid will gradually fade into the remaining visible LEDs (and fade back once the hidden LED re-appears). This also applies to third party devices, which have been written into the centroid module using BlackTrax RTTrPM protocol.

It’s now possible to view LEDs and centroids directly in BTWYG's shaded view and easily select LEDs and centroids, with a focus on either the LEDs themselves, or how they are used within a trackable. BTWYG is now based on the popular wysiwyg R39 lighting design and previsualisation software encapsulating all its innovative features, including alpha beam shadowing enabling even more creativity.

Using predefined spatial Zones with Beam Collision and Beam Sizing, a calibrated position of the fixture is used instead of the BTWYG draw position.

images: CAST BlackTrax

17th October 2017

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