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  • R-Motion Setup - Projector or Otherwise?

    Just purchased the R-Motion along with a few clips for starters. Won't receive til the end of this week.
    I will be using in a garage with a limited height ceiling. Meaning I won't be bringing out the driver or any hybrids for the time being.
    I do have a nice net and golf mat which I've been using for some time to dial in distance alongside a Swing Caddie. Ok.. my question(s).
    How are you using this device? Do you have a projector and screen/white bedsheet? Recommended projectors or screens to use
    within a net? Any words of wisdom before getting started (you don't know what you don't know)?

  • #2
    I started with R-Motion had a ton of issues with the sensor not giving accurate readings after "x" amount of holes. They were awesome with their customer service and sent me new sensors (and clips as a few had broke) until we got one that I could play all 18 holes with much more consistent readings. That being said.,.. I upgraded a few weeks later to SkyTrak and have only used R-Motion a few times since then. (if you have TGC for SkyTrak then you can use ST and R-Motion at same time for both ball and club data measurements.. which was my goal but never purchased TGC and now TGC2019 is out doubt I will ever get TGC)

    As far as a projector you need to determine what size screen you will be using and how far from the screen you want the projector to be. Once you have those numbers head on over to projector central and use their calculator and it will show you all the projectors that will accommodate your set up.

    For your screen your best off getting one on here in the direct from the mill thread..

    Lastly.. have fun and prepare for upgrade after upgrade this starts at "hey I got an idea I will get a mat and net to hit some balls" and keeps going until you get "I gotta have that new "Insert new item name here" for my Sim room" ... lol

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    • #3
      My goal is to get the Skytrak. Having said that, I wanted to get make sure I can get a setup to work in the garage. So I need to take some measurements and set it up to hit the length of the garage rather than the width. I picked up the R-Motion (used) for $150 with 4 clips so I felt like I got a good deal. Thank you for the tips in regards to Projector Central and direct from the mill. I'm new to this and would like to get a decent projector and screen right off the bat. If the setup works well this year then maybe I'll sell some Bitcoin and go with the Skytrak next year.

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      • #4
        Well the R-Motion came in but I got the following when trying to run on my i5 core laptop: Direct3d 11 Compute Shaders fatal error.
        I ran a command which showed the graphics card would work but even then, I'm sure the 8 year old laptop is on its last legs.
        Having said that I think it is time for either a new laptop or a dedicated desktop to be able to run The Golf Club.

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        • Burtgolf
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          I run mine on an old laptop HP pavilion 7 or something like that with a dedicated graphics card. Go into the graphic options and make sure it is selected to always display on the dedicated graphics card .. that stopped any errors I was getting when trying to launch TGC. I think if you are trying to use the laptop while on battery it will only use the integrated graphics which does not use the directX 11 .. hope this helps!

      • #5
        Hay, I just wanted to give a shout out to another low ceiling garage golfer joining the mix. My garage is about 8ft. However, with an Optimo Short throw 1080GTdarbee and 10x7.7ft screen, (and some selective 6in cutouts to the ceiling rafters) this video shows the results. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxznft-eZ3Y
        Don't give up innovating.
        Last edited by Chuck; 09-07-2019, 06:32 AM.

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        • #6
          Looks as though I am out of luck in so far as the laptop is concerned. Updated the graphics software drivers and am plugged in, not using the battery. No amount of tinkering with the settings are getting me anywhere so it looks like I will need to suck it up and spend some $$$ on a laptop. I thought I could do it on the cheap with a desktop (and I could) but I may as well get a good working laptop out of this. So I have my eye on an i7 with Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics. Just need to pull the trigger.

          Chuck, I really like your setup. Believe it or not I had it in my head to cut into the ceiling rafters after hitting them a time or three with a long club. Just didn't know if it would hurt the structural integrity of the garage. I liked watching your video while you were hitting a 3 wood or driver. That is what I would like to be able to do in my garage.

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          • #7
            Picked up a new laptop today. A i7 9750H with an RTX 2060 graphics card. Should last for at least a few years to come. Added the R-Motion app and TGC (just the basic 15 courses) and it fired right up. I'll be doing this the poor man's way at the moment by hitting into the Spornia net and watching the shots on the laptop for now. I'm sure after a while of doing this I'll be forking out some dough for a projector.

            + Chuck Any chance you could show a pic or two from your cutouts of the rafters in your garage?

            Originally posted by Chuck View Post
            Hay, I just wanted to give a shout out to another low ceiling garage golfer joining the mix. My garage is about 8ft. However, with an Optimo Short throw 1080GTdarbee and 10x7.7ft screen, (and some selective 6in cutouts to the ceiling rafters) this video shows the results. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxznft-eZ3Y
            Don't give up innovating.

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