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westcoastphil
12-01-2004, 08:11 AM
Are there other reflective material alternatives that will work with TrackIR than the dots that you can purchase from Naturalpoint?

I've heard and read that some of you use reflective tape. Is this the same stuff that roadway repair or kids use on their jackets? Brands?

Thanks

Lunix
12-01-2004, 08:30 AM
Yes pretty much any reflective tape will work well. Im using a strip of no-name brand grey stuff I bought in the bike section of Canadian-Tire.

T_O_A_D
12-01-2004, 08:33 AM
yep I even used DOT approved trailer reflective tape at one time experimenting.The tape I use comes from Snap-On tools. It is used with this ifared tach. Any Tool truck should have it or have access to it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/MVC-004F.jpg

Vacillator
12-01-2004, 09:17 AM
The stuff used with strobes / rev counters works great and can be had in large, cheap strips.

MD_LAGunner
12-01-2004, 09:34 AM
i have cam2pan and to get it to track better i put a the infrared led from a old TV remote on the front of a ball cap with one AA Battrie to power it infrared we cant see but your web cam can and it sticks to it like glue tracks way better than with out it
just my input. mite be worth a try if trackIR
can see it

Copperhead310th
12-01-2004, 09:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
yep I even used DOT approved trailer reflective tape at one time experimenting.The tape I use comes from Snap-On tools. It is used with this ifared tach. Any Tool truck should have it or have access to it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/MVC-004F.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Toad-
"yep I even used DOT approved trailer reflective tape at one time experimenting."

Yup. as a truck driver i was able to get my hands on som of the white DOT trailer reflective tape. it works OK but what i had had all these diamond shapes on em so i just cut out dots from it now.
you should have seen my Boss when i asked him if i could have a few strips. lol

Clyde: you wanna do what with it?
me: Stick it on my ofrehead & use it for my track ir.
Clyde: What the sam hell is track ir? Have you lost yer **** mind boy? Stick on yer forehead.... Here.....now go stick it on yer forhead and git yer @ss in that tractor and get that load up to Birmingham. stick it on yer forhead. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Jesus

BM357_TinMan
12-01-2004, 09:42 AM
I use an "active dot". That is, a powered infared LED. Works great. I can turn the filter up high enough that, no matter how bright it is in the room, ambiant lighting is never a factor.

Problem now is, how is this going to work with the new vector enhancemnets?

T_O_A_D
12-01-2004, 06:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
Problem now is, how is this going to work with the new vector enhancemnets? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Me too.