Blade 3.1 / 3.3. 1 Summary

Blade 3.1 / 3.3.1 Database

Deborah R. Fowler

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Posted on Dec 8  2013
Updated March 26  2016

Blade 3.1 / 3.3.1 Setting Up the Database

The first thing you should do is set up your database. This sets up the folder (directory) that will be used to store the data that you are capturing automatically (x2d files, vsk) as well as the saved data (vss, hdf, and fbx files).

How? Under the main button, top left (looks like a camera light and is just above the plug in icon), open the menu.
Click on Data Management, at the bottom of the pull down menu. It toggles the Data Management pane.

Setting up the Database
  • click new database (purple barrel over the sun icon). It brings up a dialogue box.

  • Set the location (the foldername you created on D), name and template (default template, Blade Animation Template.eni, is fine), and click create, then open.
  • Right click anywhere in the database by selecting new at the top and create by clicking three times, one for each of the following: project / capture day / session.

This location will be where you will read your .enf from later when you return to do postprocessing after quitting blade. ie.) Fowler/ClassOct6 to open read file ClassOct6.enf in that directory.


Now you are ready to begin calibration.


To prepare for capture, first calibrate the cameras, then capture the movement.