MonkeyBasic TrackSkull


Makes recording VSA or LOR routines even easier. Use a joystick or a TrackIR 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 or Light-O-Rama.

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NOTE: After purchase, license information may take up to 2 hours to be received via email.


  • Head Tracking via TrackIR Camera
  • Joystick Support (3 Axis and 3 Buttons) *DirectX 9 or greater required.
  • Endurance RC Analog Reader 
  • 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 Cube
      • 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, MIDI) playing while recording to help sync movements.
  • Export recording for use in Brookshire’s Visual Show Automation or Light-O-Rama.

Tips & Tricks

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.

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)