I wanted to check out this program called FaceTrackNoIR in FSX. Looking to use this program in the Duxford Airshow video. Still more testing to do.
Teaser Duxford video...
Nice landing !
I'm using FTNIR too, but I need to make some adjustments again on the sensitivity. I have lowered the EMWA filter to get a more direct response to my head movements, but I lowered it too much and I'm getting a bit too much parasite movements (due to lack of precision of face detection... I know, I have to shave... too lazy ). I'll have to raise this settings a bit more in future.
Looks very smooth, I always wanted to test that too.
What camera do you use?
Intriguing! First I have ever heard of this system. I am a TrackIR fan, but get frustrated with TIr's sensitivity to extraneous light sources, so much so that it is unusable during the day unless I drop the blinds. Is this FaceTrackNoIR similarily afflicted or can it be used in daylight?
It can be used in daylight as long as your face keeps clearly visible (contrast/definition) on the webcam picture.
However, FTNIR is not as precise as a TrackIR. It's the freeware alternative, it's perfect for the price (and honnestly, it's really good), but everything I've read so far tells me the TrackIR is one level above.
Wow this actually works well, and even with my cheap webcam. And it' easy to configure. Kudos!
Thanks for the heads up TuFun and SkippyBing!
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The downside of this prog seems to be the quite heavy CPU usage. Causing me minor stutters.
I tried this program without RTFM, and while it is working, it is giving me these problems:
1) The CPU usage with FTNIR alone (No FSX) is 75 to 80% on BOTH cores of my AMD FX62 (2.8 GHz).
2) Then I start FSX - it takes AGES to load. And CPU goes up to 100/97%.
3) The worst thing is - I am sitting about 4 to 5 feet above my seat! And I can't remember the keyboard command to lower the POV!
Are there any controls in the FTNIR program to change the POV?
Don't tell me I have to RTFM!
Update: I RTFM, but there's not much help there.
This time, I started FSX FIRST, then FTNIR. I was back down where I should be.
But now my problem is my view moves constantly - I get dizzy pretty fast. I hope I can find a way to increase the smoothing or filtering or whatever you call it.
I started writing a similar program using the same faceAPI, but gave up because it was too slow. This thing tries to recognize your facial features in real time as game inputs, and it's done entirely in software. That's why it is so CPU-intensive.
Well, it looks like hardware performance is getting close to be able to handle both FSX and faceAPI. Maybe in a few more years, both can be run comfortably.
Tried this yesterday and had a good flight with it, runs o.k. on my machine which has a Quad core AMD CPU.
I also need to slow down the movements, it's moving a bit too fast but not sure what settings to alter.
Better RTFM I know, but have already had a glance at it and did not quite understand it.
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