Photo Areas is one of the most powerful features of IntelliAim. Using Photo Areas, you can inspect an arbitrary number of areas in the image. These images can originate from the internal aim head camera or from secondary inspection cameras. Furthermore, multiple tests can be defined for each photo area.
All of this functionality was available in previous versions of IntelliAim, but for v7.11, we completely revamped the Photo Area editor to simplify usage and make it more intuitive. Emphasis was placed on editing the shapes directly with the mouse as well as testing and debugging of the test script without leaving the editor.
The new editor is shown below.
Let’s looks at each section in detail.
This shows the image captured by the camera as well as the exposure setting. The exposure can be set to auto or manual. In manual mode, the exposure can be set to a specific duration or the slider can be used to visually control the exposure.
At any time, a still image can be captured from the live stream. This allows configuring the tests on a fixed image, making it much easier to fine tune test parameters.
The image above shows inspection of three LED’s of a DRL. One of the LED’s has an issue and is producing blue light. A photo area is configured for each LED, shown as rectangular shapes. If all tests for the photo area pass, the shape will be green. If a test fails, the shape will be red.
An arbitrary number of photo ares can be defined directly on the image using the mouse. Once placed, the photo areas can be moved, resized and edited with the mouse. Right clicking a shape shows a context menu that allows renaming, deleting, duplicating, enabling, and editing properties for the shape.
The shape selector allows easy selection of a shape. It also updates as shapes are selected in the image.
These are the tests that are available.
For each shape, a test script can be defined by dragging and dropping tests from the Tests list box into the script. Once in the Tests list box, tests can be rearranged by dragging and dropping. Selecting a test will show it’s properties in the property editor below the script.
Right clicking a test will show a context menu that allows renaming, deleting, duplicating, disabling, copying and pasting tests.
The script can be executed any number of times while it’s being developed and test properties are being adjusted. This allows the script to be completely debugged within the editor, removing the need to close the dialog to test the script. Each time the script executes, the results will be shown in the Log.
The toolbar allows easy access to several functions.
From left to right,
- Save the current image.
- Select a shape type for drawing on the image.
- Clear the Log.
- Execute the script for the selected shape.
- Execute each shape’s script. This is equivalent to how the testing will be performed when executing the IntelliAim script.
Breezy Photo Areas
As you can see, this design makes creating and configuring photo areas a breeze.