Get more with VEXcode
We recommend you transition to our new software. VEXcode has both block-based and text-based options, that work on Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, Windows and Macs. Visit for more details on how to download VEXcode.
VEX Coding studio has been discontinued and is no longer available for download. Already downloaded? The program will continue to function but will no longer be supported.
Users who transition to VEXcode can migrate their C++/C++ Pro projects to VEXcode VEXcode Pro V5 by following this article.

Step 1: Configure the Vision Sensor in VCS

Step 2: Understanding the Vision Sensor's Resolution

  • Notice that the Vision Sensor has a resolution for 316 pixels vertically by 212 pixels horizontally. Because the Vision Sensor's resolution is 316 by 212, the maximum range of detection is 0 to 315 on the X-axis and 0 to 211 on the Y-axis.

Step 3: Understanding the Origin Location

  • Look at the image above. The Vision Utility origin or the (0,0) position is located at the upper left of the window and increases the X position as you move to the right and increases the Y position as you move down.
  • Notice that once a signature is captured, the signature is tracking and the location of the X and Y value position is located at the top left. The top left corner of the recognized pixels is the origin of the object on both the X and Y axis.

Step 4: Tracking Multiple Objects

  • You can program using VCS to track up to seven different colored objects by configuring the Vision Sensor to look for the different color signatures in the vision utility.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus