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

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The default Shogun Post window is arranged to view and process a capture.

The Processing tab is displayed on the ribbon. On the ribbon, the links to the panels are displayed in the order you are likely to want to use them (from left to right) and within each panel, the sections are arranged in order of a typical workflow. 

Below the ribbon, a 3D Scene (Perspective) view is displayed.

The default time bar , which displays an issues heat map (colored horizontal bars that indicate gaps in your data) when you load a mocap file, is displayed at the bottom of the window.


To find out more about loading data into Shogun Post and using the time bar issues map, see Load mocap data files into Shogun Post and Get an overview with the time bar Issues map.

For more information about how you can change the view pane in Shogun Post, see:

About the 3D Scene view

The default view in Shogun Post is the 3D Scene view, which displays reconstructed motion capture data from all active Vicon cameras in 3D perspective.

The 3D Scene view consists of a view pane and a toolbar (along the top). The toolbar contains buttons and menus to help you to manage the way 3D reconstructed data is displayed in the view pane.

A context menu (ALT+right-click) provides additional options that are not available from the toolbar.

To select a layout for the view, click a button at the top right of the quick access toolbar.

Change the display in the view pane

To change the type of data that is displayed in the view pane:

  1. At the top of the view pane, click View Filters.
    In the Subjects section, the view options are displayed in a matrix, with columns for Labeling, Solving, Retargeting and Props.
  2. Choose a view configuration that suits your current task.

    The default view filter sets are for labeling, solving, retargeting, and props, but you can add your own filter sets by clicking New Preset.
  3. To rename, copy, remove or restore any filter set to its default value, 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.

Move the camera view

In Perspective view panes, you can move the camera view in respect to the objects in the scene in the following ways:

ToDo this
Rotate (move the camera viewpoint around the focal point)Click and drag
Translate (move the camera viewpoint along a horizontal or vertical axis)Left- and right-click and drag
Zoom (move the camera viewpoint closer to or further away from the focal point)Right-click and drag

The cursor changes shape for the intended navigation.

As you navigate the view pane, when the cursor reaches the edge of the pane, it wraps around to the other side to maintain a continuous movement, so you can keep dragging in one direction without having to release the mouse button.

Change the view type

In the view pane, 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. To select a different type of view, click the view type button at the top left of the view pane.

  2. Select the required view from the list.
    • 3D Scene: 3D reconstructions of Vicon camera data.

      To select options that affect what is displayed in the 3D Scene, click View Filters (see Change the display in the view pane). 


      • To view markers and bones through the skin, select the X-Ray view option.
      • To pre-select (ie highlight) objects, giving you an indication of what is about to be selected, hover the mouse pointer over objects in the workspace.

      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
    • Graph: Manage keys which control the position of one or more markers on one or more frames
    • NLE (Non Linear Editor): Clips of multiple markers from multiple takes, or subsets from a single session
    • Hierarchy: Hierarchical view of objects in a scene, including markers, bones, actors and rigid bodies, showing the relationships between the objects.
    • Video: Digital video data from video cameras
    • Cameras: 2D optical data from Vicon cameras
    • Data Health: Enables you to identify gaps (represented by gray bars) in trajectory labeling for the currently selected markers
  3. To select a layout for the view pane, click the required button at the right of the Shogun Post toolbar.

    You can display a different view in each pane; for example, a 3D Scene view in one and a Cameras view in the other.

  4. To save a favorite layout, on the Layouts menu, click Export Custom Layout.
    By default, custom layouts (*.hsl files) are saved to C:\Users\Public\Documents\Vicon\ShogunPost1.x\Layouts.

    If you want to return to the default layout, re-start Shogun Post and select the option Reset workspace to default layout.

For information on changing the layout and visibility of the panels, see Post - Work with panels.