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Using the Graph View pane, you can visualize and monitor multiple data channels including 3D positions of reconstructed markers, 6 Degrees of Freedom (6 DoF) data of trackable assets, and signals from integrated external devices (e.g. force plates or NI-DAQ). Graph View pane offers a variety of graph layouts for the most effective data visualization. In addition to the basic layouts (channel, combined, gapped), custom layouts can also be created for monitoring specific data channels only. Up to 9 graphs can be plotted in each layout and up to two panes can be opened simultaneously in Motive.
Graphs can be plotted in both Live and Edit mode.
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The working range (also called the playback range) is both the view range and the playback range of a corresponding Take in Edit mode. Only within the working frame range, recorded tracking data will be played back and shown on the graphs. This range can also be used to output a specific frame ranges when exporting tracking data from Motive.
The working range can be set from different places:
Left-click and drag on the graph to select a specific frame range. Frame range selection can be utilized for the following workflows:
The layouts feature in the Graphs View pane allows users to organize and format graph(s) to their preference. The graph layout is selected under the drop-down menu located at top-right corner of the Graph View pane.
In addition to default graph layouts (channels view, combined view, and tracks view) which have been migrated from the previous versions of Motive, custom layouts can also be created. With custom layouts, users can specify which data channels to plot on each graph, and up to 9 graphs can be configured on each layout. Furthermore, asset selections can be locked to labeled markers or assets.
Layouts under the System Layouts category are the same graphs that existed in the old timeline editor.
The Channel View provides X/Y/Z curves for each selected marker, providing verbose motion data that highlights gaps, spikes, or other types of noise in the data.
The Combined View provides X/Y/Z curves for each selected markers at same plot. This mode is useful for monitoring positions changes without having to translate or rescale the y-axis of the graph.
The Tracks View is a simplified view that can reveal gaps, marker swaps, and other basic labeling issues that can be quickly remedied by merging multiple marker trajectories together. You can select a specific group of markers from the drop down menu. When two markers are selected, labels can be merged by using and .
In the new Graphs View pane, the graph layout can be customized to monitor data from channels involved in a capture. Create a new layout from the menu > Create New Layout option or right-click on the pane and click Create New Layout option.
Graph layout customization is further explained on the later section: Customizing Layout.
When plotting live tracking data in the Live Mode, set the View Style to Live. Frame range of the Live mode graphs can be adjusted by changing the scope duration under application settings.
It is important to particularize the customized layout once all of the graphs are configured. This action will save and explicitly fix the locked selections that the graphs are locked onto. Once the layouts have been particularized, you can re-open the same layout on different sessions and plot the data channels from the same subject with out locking the selection again. Specifically, the particularized layout will try to look for items (labeled marker, rigid body, skeleton, force plate, or analog channels) with the same names that the layout is particularized onto.
The Graph Editor can be expanded by clicking on the Icon from the toolbar. When this sidebar is expanded, you can select individual graphs but other navigation controls will be disabled. Using the graph editor, you can select a graph, choose which data channels to plot, and format the overall look to suit your need.
Only enabled, or checked, data channels will be plotted on the selected graph using the specified color. Once channels are enabled, an asset (marker, rigid body, skeleton, force plate, or DAQ channel) must be selected and locked.
Using the black color (0,0,0) for the plots will set the graph color to the color of the rigid body asset shown in the 3D viewport; which is set under the rigid body properties.
(row stretch value for the selected row)/(sum of row stretch values from all rows) * (size of the pane)
(column stretch value for the selected column)/(sum of column stretch values from all columns) * (size of the pane)