create_camera_setup_model — Create a model for a setup of calibrated cameras.
create_camera_setup_model( : : NumCameras : CameraSetupModelID)
The operator create_camera_setup_model creates a new camera setup model and returns a handle to it in CameraSetupModelID. The camera setup comprises a fixed number of cameras, which is specified by NumCameras and cannot be changed once the model was created. For each camera, the setup stores its internal parameters, covariances of the internal parameters (optional) and a pose of the camera.
Using set_camera_setup_param, you can change the coordinate system in which the cameras are represented: You can either select a camera and convert all camera poses to be relative to this camera or you can apply a general coordinate transformation, which moves the setup's coordinate system into an arbitrary pose. Changing the coordinate system of the camera setup is particularly useful in cases, where, e.g., you want to represent the cameras in the coordinate system of an object being observed by the cameras. This concept is further demonstrated in the example below.
The internal parameters and pose of a camera are set or modified by set_camera_setup_cam_param. Further camera parameters and general setup parameters can be set by set_camera_setup_param as well. All parameters can be read back by get_camera_setup_param.
A camera setup model can be saved into a file by write_camera_setup_model and read back by read_camera_setup_model.
Finally, after the camera setup CameraSetupModelID is no longer needed, it must be released by clear_camera_setup_model.
This operator returns a handle. Note that the state of an instance of this handle type may be changed by specific operators even though the handle is used as an input parameter by those operators.
Number of cameras in the setup.
Default value: 2
Suggested values: 1, 2, 3, 4
Restriction: NumCameras >= 1
Handle to the camera setup model.
* create camera setup of three cameras create_camera_setup_model (3, CameraSetupModelID) * camera 0 is located in the origin set_camera_setup_cam_param (CameraSetupModelID, 0, 'area_scan_division',\ [0.006, 0, 8.3e-6, 8.3e-6, 512, 384, 1024, 768],\ [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]) * camera 1 is shifted 0.07 m in positive x-direction relative to camera 0 set_camera_setup_cam_param (CameraSetupModelID, 1, 'area_scan_division',\ [0.006, 0, 8.3e-6, 8.3e-6, 512, 384, 1024, 768],\ [0.07, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]) * camera 2 is shifted 0.1 m in negative y-direction relative to camera 0 set_camera_setup_cam_param (CameraSetupModelID, 2, 'area_scan_division',\ [0.006, 0, 8.3e-6, 8.3e-6, 512, 384, 1024, 768],\ [0.0, -0.1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]) * there is an object, which is 0.5 away from the origin in * z-direction, and is facing the origin ObjectPose := [0, 0, 0.5, 180, 0, 0, 0] * place the setup's origin in the object set_camera_setup_param (CameraSetupModelID, 'general', 'coord_transf_pose',\ ObjectPose) * now the camera poses are given relative to the object get_camera_setup_param (CameraSetupModelID, 0, 'pose', CamPose0) * CamPose0 is equivalent to [0.0, 0.0, 0.5, 180.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0] get_camera_setup_param (CameraSetupModelID, 1, 'pose', CamPose1) * CamPose1 is equivalent to [0.07, 0.0, 0.5, 180.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0] get_camera_setup_param (CameraSetupModelID, 2, 'pose', CamPose2) * CamPose2 is equivalent to [0.0, 0.1, 0.5, 180.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0]