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This page lists out the options that are available on the toolbar and the command bar of Motive.
Open: Prompts user to select a file to open. Applicable files include Take files (.tak), Camera Calibration files (.cal), Motive user profile (.motive), Rigid Body definitions (.tra deprecated), Skeleton defintions (.skl deprecated).
Add Session Folder: Adds a session folder to the Data pane in Motive. This will list all of the available TAK files within the session folder.
Import Shot List: Import a list of Take names to record from a CSV file that contains Take names on each row This allows users to plan which motions to capture ahead of the time. See: Data Recording page.
Save Current Take: Saves currently opened Take.
Save Current Take As: Prompts the user to select a filename and a directory to save the current Take.
Save All Takes: Save all Takes from all of the sessions loaded in the Data Management pane.
Profile (MOTIVE) files: MOTIVE profile stores software configurations. Software setting such as applications settings, streaming setting, trackable assets, synchronization configurations, and/or device configurations can be saved into this file. This file can be exported and imported to configurations in Motive.
Update Default Profile: Manually update the current software configurations onto the default system profile. Which loads up at first when launching Motive and located under C:\ProgramData\OptiTrack\MotiveProfile.motive.
Export Profile As...: Exports the current software configurations into an application profile (MOTIVE).
Export Assets...: Export just the assets (rigid bodies, skeletons, markersets) to a MOTIVE file.
Export Camera Calibration: Exports the current system calibration file(.cal) to a desired location.
Export Tracking Data: Exports tracking data from a selected Take into the desired output format. See: Data Export.
Export Video: Exports reference video to an AVI file. To play this file in Windows Media Player, a codec needs to be installed.
Export Take Info: Exports basic information of each TAK in the currently loaded session folder.
Recent Files: Displays a list recently opened Take files. This list will display the director of the recent files.
Undo: Reverts data processing actions (i.e. deleting data, merging markers, filling gaps).
Redo: Reverts an Undo.
Trim Current Take: Archives the original take file and crops out the working range selected in the Graph View pane. For more information, read through the Trimming Captured Takes.
Application Settings: Opens the Application Settings pane.
Mouse Controls: Opens Mouse Controls pane for configuring mouse controls.
Hotkeys: Opens the Hotkey Editor pane for configuring custom Hotkeys
Reset Application Defaults: Sets all application settings to the default setting.
Hide All Panes: This closes all of Motive's panes except the main viewport.
Devices pane: Opens Devices pane, or Cameras pane for Motive version 1.10 and below.
Camera Calibration pane: Opens the Calibration pane for calibrating the camera system.
Data Pane: Opens the Data Management pane for managing the recorded captures.
Assets Pane: Opens the Assets pane for managing the list of tracked assets as well as integrated devices such as force plates and data acquisition devices.
Properties Pane: Opens the Properties pane for managing the properties of selected items in Motive.
Info Pane: Opens the Info pane for monitoring real-time tracking data of a rigid body.
Builder Pane: Opens the Builder pane for creating trackable models or assets. Specifically, this pane is used for creating rigid body models and skeleton models in Motive.
Markersets Pane: Opens the Markersets pane for managing selected markerset assets.
Edit Tools Pane: Opens the Edit Tools pane.
Labeling Pane: Opens the Labeling Pane.
Graph 1 & Graph 2: Opens Graph View pane for monitoring the channel data.
Data Streaming pane: Opens the Data Streaming pane. See: Data Streaming
Status Log pane: Opens the Status Log.
Dockable Viewports: Opens additional viewports.
Reference Overlays: Opens a Reference View window which displays and overlays the 2D view from the selected reference camera.
Toolbar: Toggles display of the Toolbar on/off.
Note: Layout configurations from Motive versions prior to 2.0 cannot be loaded. Please re-create and update the layouts for use.
Calibrate: Displays panes applicable to system calibration. (Cameras, Perspective View, Camera Preview, Camera Calibration, Reconstruction)
Create: Displays panes applicable to asset creation and modification. (Project, Perspective View, Timeline, Skeleton, Rigid Bodies)
Capture: Displays panes applicable to capturing a take. (Project, Perspective View, Timeline)
Edit: Displays panes applicable to editing a take. (Project, Perspective View, Timeline, Edit Tools).
Create Layout: Saves the current layout. Saved custom layouts can be accessed from the drop-down menu located at the top-right corner of Motive.
Delete Layout: Deletes the saved custom layout.
Update Current: Updates the selected custom layout from the drop-down menu located at the top-right corner of Motive.
Set as Default: Sets the current layout as a default layout setup for starting Motive.
Custom Layouts: List of custom layouts that are created by the user. In the screenshot, Label Fix and Skeleton Label layouts are added as an example
Measurements: Opens the Measurement pane which contains the Volume Accuracy tool for measuring the accuracy and the Probe tool for probe measurements.
Coordinate System Tools: (For Tracking Bars only) Opens the Coordinate System Tools pane, which replaces the ground plane tools for Duo/Trio Tracking bars.
Ask A Question: Opens the NaturalPoint forums in a web browser where you can ask any question and get answers.
Documentation Wiki: Opens online Motive documentation in a default web browser.
Tutorial & Training Videos: Opens the OptiTrack Wiki.
Submit Feedback: Opens a dialog box where you may submit any comments you have.
OptiTrack Products Catalog: Opens the OptiTrack online product catalog in a web browser.
OptiTrack Support: Opens the OptiTrack support site.
News: Opens NaturalPoint's news feed.
Batch Processing Help: Opens the wiki documentation page on the Motive Batch Processor.
Check For Updates: Use this if you want to learn more about upgrading Motive.
Show Quick Start: Links you to our Quick Start Guide.
Startup News Check: This is a toggle for receiving notifications for Motive updates.
Licence Folder: Opens the folder location of your license files.
Application Folders: Opens the Application Folders pane that provides easy access to folders related to Motive.