BAM auto resize for new table is not working. I still see a large gap between the side of the lcd and the table.

FAQ » BAM auto resize for new table is not working. I still see a large gap between the side of the lcd and the table.

  • JAWS - physical dimensions
    JAWS - physical dimensions
  • JAWS - promblem solution no. 3.
    JAWS - promblem solution no. 3.

No. Auto resize is working ok.


Problem description:

Physical dimensions of the table. Tables in FP are very precise recreations of the real tables. Creators of FP tables do incredibly hard work. For me their work is like art.


Now look at physical dimensions of the table "JAWS" in FP (see screenshot).

- Table with is 516 mm.
- Table glass length is 1070mm. (= sqrt(Length2 + (Rear_Glass_Height - Front_Glass_Height)2).
So we want to display object with dimensions: 1070x516 mm on LCD screen (1920x1080). Proportions of the table and lcd screen aren't the same and we have problem. We want to see whole table, use whole surface of screen.

 


There are several possible solutions:

  1. BAM scales the length of the table to occupy 1920 pixels and to preserve aspect ratio. So scaled table will have width 926 pixels. 

    + we keep aspect ratio (no distorion in geometry)
    + full table is visible
    - on left/right side of screen will be black border or "game room".

    Good setting for math purists. (me :))
  2. We scale table in X axis to fill whole screen.

    + full screen is used to draw table
    - we don't preserve aspect ratio. Geometry will be distorted (clearly visible when Head Tracking is in use).

    Good setting for "Static Cam" and those accustomed to the "old 2D" FP and VP.
  3. Rotate table (set "angle" = 6-12 deg).
    Enlarge whole table (Scale X = Scale Y = Scale Z = 1.25 (for example)).
    Set Translate X/Y/Z for best view.
    (see screenshot).

    + we keep aspect ratio (no distorion in geometry)
    + almost full screen is used.
    + almost full table is used (some parts are off screen)
    + no geometry distortion
    + usable for Head Tracking (but far parts of table are "deeper" inside screen)
    - all "almost"
    - need manual setting for every table.

    At first, when I found users using these settings, I wanted to say "hey .. You are doing this wrong."
    Now i use the same setting  :).
  4. Find LCD screen with right aspect (20:10). Impossible.