Well, I still can’t get into IRC, which is frustrating, so for now I’m just gonna ask my questions here.
First off, I’ve been using some of the freeframe trackers and such, and having a blast with them. BUT, I have to have a renderer attached to the output of, say, the fiducial tracker, and it has to be visible and enabled for it to even track anything? Why is this? And if I want to have another renderer fullscreen, to show the stuff I have reacting to the fiducials and such, it stops tracking, I’m assuming, because the output renderer is not visible.
On my laptop, I have set up Dualview with a crt I have here, and I’m trying to get a renderer fullscreen on the crt, but even just moving the renderer over to the crt totally messes up vvvv, like it doesn’t respond, or at least not very well, and I gotta quit vvvv and open it back up. I’m using the color tracker to make a neat little laser pointer tracker, using a rope node to draw the line, and I want to hook up my laptop to a projector, have the projector as a second monitor, and have the trail show up (fullscreen) on the projector.
Also, what is the best way to get video (from my mini-dv camera hooked up thru firewire) into the freeframe nodes? Initially, I used just a videoin to the node, but (especially annoying with the fiducial tracker, as it totally screwed up the tracking) it almost has an interlaced look to it, when objects are moving fast. I recently saw (can’t remember where) a method going:
VideoIn > VideoTexture > Quad (scaled*2) > EX9 Renderer > DX9Texture > AsVideo > freeframe node
It works great so far, and it gets rid of the streakiness I had with the other method, but I had seen in another post that AsVideo is slow, because it has to transfer from the gpu to the cpu. What’s the best way?
Alright, I think I’m done rambling for now. BTW, vvvv rawks!