Vive Mars and FreeD protocol setup

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Hi,

I'm trying to set up the new HTC Vive Mars VP tracking system to use in Ax.  I have a shoot in two days and really would like to see it work together.  Mars just updated its firmware to include FreeD protocol, and Ax DE has an option for device mapping to a freed device.  I've turned on Freed on mars, and Ax keeps telling me it gets no input from the port mars says is for Freed.  I'm about to give up on it but was wondering if I could get any advice.


Thanks,


Lance


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TwentyStudios
8/6/2022 9:21:17 AM
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Don’t you have to set the IP as well? Also, check that your firewall isn’t blocking the FreeD data from the Mars. Maybe check if you receive any FreeD data in standard UE4 as well. Finally, you’re using Broadcast DE right? I think that’s the only version that supports FreeD. 

 
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ELimpia
8/11/2022 2:10:27 PM
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I had the same problem this morning. I have factory reset mars and done 2 updates, so I was able to get it to work, but now I have some problems during the calibration procedure ...

 
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Eifert@Aximmetry
8/15/2022 8:23:26 AM
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Hi ELimpia,

The Free-d protocol before Mars firmware 2.02 had problems. So you probably fixed it by updating the Mars.

Are you experiencing problems with the Aximmetry Camera calibrator, if so, what kind of problems do you experience?

Warmest regards,

 
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Cookseyyyyy
8/22/2022 11:11:09 AM
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Hi Lance. Did you manage to get it working? I'm in a similar situation but I can't work out how to configure either Aximmetry and/or the Mars system to send/recieve FreeD Data.


How did you set it up?

 
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Eifert@Aximmetry
8/23/2022 11:31:30 AM
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Hi,

Just adding that Cookseyyyyy found the solution here: https://my.aximmetry.com/post/2127-vive-mars-freed-and-aximmetry

Warmest regards,