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Patching Trackables in BTWYSIWYG

Patching Trackables Introduction

Important Note: As of BlackTrax v2.2, the Quick Motion Patch Tool is no longer required to patch Trackables because Trackables are automatically named and patched when inserted.

Trackables that are created need to be patched to a Motion Universe. The patch allows the visualization of Trackable movement in BlackTrax. This section shows how to easily patch Trackables using the Quick Motion Patch Tool, as well as the manual way to patch each Trackable.

Note: Read the WYSIWYG Reference Guide’s chapter on Data mode for a complete understanding of patching manually assigned Trackables.

QuickMotionPatchTool Quick Motion Patch Tool

 

Patching Trackables Using Quick Motion Patch Tool

To patch all trackables using the quick motion patch tool

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Quick Tools and then choose Quick Motion Patch Tool.
  2. Under the Auto-Patch Motion section, ensure that All Trackable/Axes is selected.
  3. Click Patch.
    • Note: If the motion universe BT-Trackables does not yet exist in the file, BTWYSIWYG will ask in a dialog box if you wish to create it. In the dialog box, click Yes to create the motion universe.
    • Result: The Trackables are patched to the motion universe. The total number of Trackables patched will be reported at the bottom of the window.
  4. Click Close.

 To patch only selected trackables using the quick motion patch tool

  1. Select all Trackables you wish to patch in one of the wireframe views.
    • Tip: Remember that the Trackable is the Cartesian axis associated with the Trackable, not the Trackable object itself.
  2. From the Tools menu, choose Quick Tools and then choose Quick Motion Patch Tool.
  3. Under the Auto-Patch Motion section, ensure that Only Selected Trackable/Axes is selected.
  4. Click Patch.
    • Note: If the motion universe BT-Trackables does not yet exist in the file, BTWYSIWYG will ask in a dialog box if you wish to create it. In the dialog box, click Yes to create the motion universe.
    • Result: The Trackables are patched to the motion universe. The total number of Trackables patched will be reported at the bottom of the window.
  5. Click Close.

 To clear all trackables' patch using the quick motion patch tool

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Quick Tools and then choose Quick Motion Patch Tool.
  2. Under the Clear Motion Patch section, ensure that All Trackable/Axes is selected.
  3. Click Clear.
    • Result: All Trackables are unpatched from the motion universe. The total number of patched Trackables removed will be reported at the bottom of the window.
  4. Click Close.

 To clear only selected trackables' patch using the quick motion patch tool

  1. Select all trackables you wish to clear patch info for in one of the Wireframe views.
    • Tip: Remember that the Trackable is the Cartesian axis associated with the Trackable, not the Trackable object itself.
  2. From the Tools menu, choose Quick Tools and then choose Quick Motion Patch Tool.
  3. Under the Clear Motion Patch section, ensure that Only Selected Trackable/Axes is selected.
  4. Click Clear.
    • Result: All selected Trackables are unpatched from the motion universe. The total number of patched Trackables cleared will be reported at the bottom of the window.
  5. Click Close.