This information is for Vicon Shogun 1.7. For up-to-date help, see the latest Shogun documentation.

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The default Vicon Shogun Live window is arranged in a way that is ready to use for your first capture.

The System panel is displayed on the left (with the Processing panel displayed as a tab below it).

On the right of the Shogun Live window, the Camera Calibration , Tracking, and Capture panels are displayed as tabs. These tabs are displayed in the order you are likely to want to use them (from left to right) and on each tab, the sections are arranged in order of a typical workflow.

To find out more about working with views, see:

Change the view type

In the Workspace, you can change the type of data that is displayed, as well as the way in which the view is split, enabling you to view different types of data simultaneously. To save time, you can save and reload frequently used layouts.

To change the view type:

  1. In the Workspace, click the view menu.

  2. Select the required view from the list.

    • Cameras: 2D optical data from Vicon cameras.

    • 3D Scene: 3D reconstructions of Vicon camera data.

      When you choose the 3D Scene view, you can also select a Perspective view, or orthogonal views:

      • Perspective 3D view of data in the view pane
      • Front, Back, Right, Left, Top, or Bottom: Orthogonal views of 3D data
    • Subject: Visualization of the subject. 

Change the layout

In addition to selecting the type of view that is displayed in Shogun Live (see Change the view type), you can split the view horizontally or vertically, with different view types in each part of the pane, and display different panels to suit the current stage in your workflow. You can save any favorite layouts so that you can quickly access them in future.

To select a layout for a view pane:

  1. Click the required button at the top right of the view pane.

    You can display a different view in each pane; for example, a Perspective view in one and a Cameras view in the other.
  2. To save a favorite layout, click the Save button to the right of the Load Saved View list.

  3. To return to the default layout, in the Load Saved View list, click Default.

Select displayed view options

In the 3D Scene or Cameras views, you can display the View Filters to select and save your preferred options.

Select what is displayed in a selected view

  1. In a 3D Scene or Cameras view, click View Filters.

    In a 3D Scene view, the view options are displayed in a matrix, with columns for Labeling, Solving, Retargeting and Props, enabling you to choose a view configuration that suits your current task.

    The default view filter sets are for solving, retargeting, and labeling.
    If required, you can add your own filter sets by clicking New Preset.

  2. To rename, copy or remove any filter sets, right-click on a filter set and then click the required option.

    Your settings, including any custom presets, are automatically saved, so that you can easily re-use them for different workflows.

    In the View Filters, you can select Subjects options to display the required data, for example, to view markers and bones through the skin, select X-Ray.

Select snap option for rotating cameras

When cameras are physically rotated, Shogun Live adjusts to display the cameras with the correct rotation.

After system calibration, the camera 'tunes' itself to update its rotation based on calibration.

To set the rotation to snap to the nearest 90 degrees, in the Cameras view, display the View Filters  and in the 2D Data section, select the Snap to 90° check box.

Set the marker reconstruction radius

You can select an option to display markers based on their physical size, instead of the default (7 mm) size. This is particularly useful if you have a high density of small markers, for example for facial motion capture, or if you're using the latest finger-marker sets.

To set the marker reconstruction radius:

  1. In the 3D Scene view, display the View Filters.
  2. To display markers based on their physical size, select the Use Reconstruction Radius option.

Zoom in to grayscale markers

In the Cameras view, to zoom in to display any grayscale markers present, in the View Filters, go to the 2D Data options and select Maximize Grayscale.