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Cinedrive - 360 product photo

Hi,
I'm trying to use the Cinedrive to take 36 photos of a 360° rotation of a product.
I've calibrated the motor marking begin to 0°, make a full 360° and then mark end to the 0° again. Set the two keyframes to 0° and 360° (0°) and set time-lapse to 36 pictures.
I've tried to set the dampening to 0 and get the keyframe line as straight as possible but still get the first movements that are less than 10° each, growing up till 180° (around 10° each step) then each step start to decrease again.
It seems that there's still some acceleration going on,
any way to remove entirely the dampening/acceleration?

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Studio Gianni Baccega

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Yes zero damping means full acceleration. To eliminate acceleration, set damping to 100%.

Terry Howald

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The Damping under the motors menu (max damping 99) does affect the movement? 100% is 99 right?

Studio Gianni Baccega 0 votes
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Oh right, damping (max 99) is for manual motor movement. What you could do is minimize the curve handle length for each key frame. Unlock key frames and handles, double click (or tap) on each key frame and make the handle as short as possible.

Terry Howald 0 votes
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Another option would be to utilize the Event Manager. You could set up each tile as the exact position you want it to be, then in the tile configuration select the option to trigger camera once at position, then you can run the sequence of tiles and it will take the images at each position.

We have been doing a lot of work in Event Manager to provide more functionality and support for 360 product photography.

Chris Beller 0 votes
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In event mode is there a way to move automatically from one tile to another one and so on?

Studio Gianni Baccega 0 votes
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Ok, I've figured it out. The Event manager works perfectly.
The only problem is that I cannot save the motor configuration, so I need to set 0 and 360 point every time I set up the system again.
Is there a way to backup the calibration and recall it later or (Like an external file)?

Thanks

Studio Gianni Baccega 0 votes
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You can restore a calibration if no motor positions have changed, but you cannot just save and restore a calibration, like a move. As you are setting calibration points, the system is basically counting the encoder counts, so it knows where it is positioned between the calibration points.

For further support, I would recommend opening a support ticket with our staff by e-mailing support@kesslercrane.com if you have further questions. We can better assist you that way. Thanks

Chris Beller 0 votes