The first steps for a designer
Motioncube is advanced software for interactive projection devices. It enables independent creation of interactive content tailored to the needs and requirements of users.
It allows you to configure the projection device to work in different spaces and provides interaction with applications.
- interactive floor creator,
- camera autocalibration,
- built-in store with applications and templates,
- interact with apps through motion or IR pens,
- dividing one interactive area into several,
- Menu support from a mobile device.
Motioncube allows you to interact with the app in several ways. Each application is assigned one way of interaction.
Responsive to Movement
A moving figure and its shadow trigger interaction on the board.
Infrared Pen Supported
You can use multiple IR pens at the same time for drawing, writing, and dot selection applications. This way of interaction is characterized by extraordinary precision.
With the use of remotely controlled vehicles
The applications react to the movement of a vehicle controlled by a remote control or a dedicated mobile application.
Supported on a mobile device
Tablet users record commands that are sent to an app visible on the interactive floor.
Check what you need to use the Motioncube on the interactive floor.
Refer to the Motioncube for Device Creators guide to select the optimal projector for your application.
Learn more about Motioncube IR Kit, providing all the ways to interact with applications on an interactive floor.
Install Motioncube Player and configure it for the selected projection device. The program supports the aforementioned ways of interacting with applications. In addition, it provides access to the Motioncube application store and templates that allow you to create interactive applications yourself.
Hardware installation methods
Select the location and mounting method of the interactive projector according to your needs. When using applications supported by IR pens, side projection is recommended. For motion-controlled applications, both central and lateral projection will work.
On the wall
The elements are mounted on the wall/shelf at a height of approx. 2m. Various variants of equipment installation: semi-open and built-in.
On a tripod
The projector and camera are mounted on a tripod at a height of approx. 2m. You can use a rollup to cover the tripod.
On the table
Variant for ceiling installation. Projection onto the table top instead of onto the floor. Hand interaction.
On a frame
Prepare the installation kit yourself or use the lighting ramp to mount the projector and camera.
Help for device designersin the Working environment section.
Ways to use the interface
Check what you need to operate the Motioncube Player interface on the floor.
You can control the device and launch games using the remote control connected to the projection device.
You can control your device and run games using the Motioncube Mobile Control mobile app on your phone or tablet.
Keyboard and Mouse
You can control the device and run games with a mouse and keyboard connected to the projection device.
Run automatic camera calibration after a device is mounted, relocated, or has interaction issues.
In Motioncube Player, go to the tab:
Settings > Advanced > Camera Calibration.
- Follow the instructions that appear.
- Restart the application and check its reaction to movement.
If the application reacts incorrectly to the movement of a person, a moving robot or applying an IR pen, perform the camera auto-calibration.
Motioncube Player working mode
By default, Motioncube Player starts in application playback mode. In order to change the program's operating mode, go to the tab:
Settings > Advanced > Operating modes.
Working mode description: In design mode, you have access to the Motioncube template base that allows you to design your own interactive applications and share them with other users.
Operating mode description: Playback mode shows only the necessary options needed to operate the device, purchase and play applications.
View of the Motioncube Player interface
Interface: optimized for mouse and keyboard
Size of items: depends on screen resolution
Menu view: side view, always visible
Keyboard shortcuts: You can enable certain features and settings with keyboard shortcuts. To view available shortcuts, press
Interface: adapted to remote control, mobile application and light pen
Elements size: specified and independent of resolution
Menu view: in the corner, collapsed
Keyboard shortcuts: not available
Breakdown of the interaction area
Within a single projection, you can divide the interaction area and run several applications supported by IR pens at the same time.
NUMBER OF INTERACTION AREAS
Divide the projection space into several smaller areas. The number of available areas depends on the resolution of the projector.
APP DISPLAY LAYOUT
Select an app display layout. The layout of the boards on the sides will work well in the case of projection on a table or for more users.
Application and template store
Motioncube software has a built-in store with interactive applications and application templates.
In the Motioncube Store you will find dozens of interactive application templates and hundreds of games and entertainment and educational applications for various age groups.
You can try app and theme demos on your device. You can make a purchase directly from the device as well as in the online store.
View the Motioncube online app store:
The software allows you to independently create games and applications based on Motioncube application templates.
In Motioncube Player, go to
App Store > App Templates
Check out how each Motioncube template works.
Create your own application based on the template.
Upload the application to the server, then go to your Motioncube store account at <www.motioncube.io>.
Buy the selected template. Launch and start editing it.
Add your own graphics, texts and application icon.
Go to the
My Apps tab in your account panel. Share the created application with other users.
Application template editor
Enter your own content and create an application in a few minutes!
Enter the basic data for your application: name, short description and graphic icon. Save the application to the desired location.
Start editing the created application. Give it a new look by placing your own backgrounds, graphics, effects and sounds.
Enable selected additional screens in your application. You can change the appearance of each of them according to your needs.
In the Editor, you can preview changes to the application in real time and launch fullscreen gaming.