Using HALCON for Windows
MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (HDevelop) that is used worldwide. It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON’s flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application. The following instructions describe how to configure Lucid Vision GigE cameras with HALCON for Windows.
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, version 1709, build 16299.64
- HALCON 188.8.131.52 (14.06.2017) 64-bit
Installing the MVTec GigE Vision Streaming Filter Driver is recommended. To install the MVTec GigE Vision Streaming Filter Driver, you can run the GevStreamingFilter executable found in the %HALCONROOT%\misc folder. Verify the MVTec GigE Vision Streaming Filter Driver is installed in the Ethernet adapter’s properties window.
Launch HDevelop to launch HALCON’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE). HDevelop can be launched from the Start Menu.
Click Assistants -> Open New Image Acquisition to open an Image Acquisition window.
Select GigEVision under the Image Acquisition Interface dropdown.
Click on the Connection tab, select your camera, and click .
Click to grab a single frame.
Click to continuously grab images.
Click to automatically detect valid parameters for the camera.
Click to reset parameters to default values.
Click to release control of the camera.
Click the Parameters tab to change settings on the camera.
The Code Generation tab assists in creating code based on current settings or changes made to the camera in the Image Acquisition window. The following is an example scenario:
Connect to camera with DeviceUserID ‘Camera0001’
Set DeviceUserID = Camera0002
Set Width = 320
Set Height = 240
Click Insert Code to generate the code in the Image Acquisition Program Window
HDevelop code can be exported to various programming languages by clicking File -> Export.
Additional HDevelop samples can be found by clicking File -> Browse HDevelop Examples Programs.
For more information on MVTec HALCON please visit http://www.mvtec.com/products/halcon/