MonkeyBasic TrackSkull 2


Makes recording VSA, LOR, or SceneBuilder servo motion even easier. Use a joystick or a TrackIR 5 camera to record your actual head motions.


TrackSkull has helped many haunters create more realistic animatronic shows by allowing them record real-life motion. Everything that you record in TrackSkull can easily be imported into Brookshire Software’s VSA, Light-O-Rama, Venue Magic or our own SceneBuilder.

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NOTE: After purchase, license information may take up to 24 hours to be received via email.


Introducing LifeApe’s TrackSkull 2

After 9 years in the wild, TrackSkull has undergone it’s first major version update. With the support of LifeApe, TrackSkull has been revamped with many changes under the hood and a few user interface updates as well. These changes are almost all requests from customers. See the full list of great new features below!

  • NaturalPoint TrackIR 5 support
  • Smoother & Smaller VSA files
  • Improved on-screen 3D feedback
  • LifeApe’s SceneBuilder & ExtremeLife Support



  • Head Tracking via TrackIR Camera
    • Compatible with: TrackIR 4 Pro (discontinued) and TrackIR 5 cameras (not the Pro clip)
  • Joystick Support (3 Axis and 3 Buttons) *DirectX 9 or greater required.
  • 3 levels of filtering of Camera and/or Joystick
    • Allowing for easier centering and control
  • Smoothing algorithm
  • Feedback:
    • “Real-time” on screen feedback of captured motion
      • Head Tracking represented by 3D Skull
      • Joystick represented by sliders and indicators
    • “Real-time” Puppet mode for output to a servo controller:
      • Control a 3-Axis Skull, Lighting, or other props.
  • Recording of Inputs at 30 fps (frames per second)
    • Puppet Mode and OnScreen feedback available while recording
  • The following controller types are supported
  • Music (WAV & MP3) playing while recording to help sync movements.
  • Export recording for use in


  • PC Requirements:
    • Windows 10, 8, or 7 (32 or 64-bit versions)
    • Intel/AMD Dual Core 2.0GHz with 2GB of RAM or better
    • .NET Framework 4.5 or later

Note: Timing issue may occur with older PCs or ones that are running lots of applications, there are methods to adjust the timing built into TrackSkull. Please contact us if you are having difficulty. Thanks!!!

Tips & Tricks

Receiving an Import Event error in VSA? Check that the following settings match:

If you’ve imported a Track into VSA but it is either runs too fast (short) or too slow (long). You can stretch or shrink the Track to whatever length you want.

1) Start by zooming in on the Track you want to adjust and go to the very last frame. The icon looks like the following:

2) Right click on the Track and click “Select All (track # only)” where # is the Track number you want to adjust. (The track should now be highlighted)

(Track 4 is highlighted Green)

3) Place your mouse arrow over the last event of the Track and a double arrow should appear (see below).

4) Click and drag to the right —> to lengthen the track OR drag left <— to shorten the track.

Video Tutorials

Getting Started with TrackSkull Part 1 (Intro)

Getting Started with TrackSkull Part 2 (Joystick)

Getting Started with TrackSkull Part 3 (Head Motion)

TrackSkull Tutorial by Cat’s Menagerie