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Razer Hydra

Credits: port from Unity3D to vvvv by herbst, Unity3D implementation by Razer/Sixense


Yet another device which has a nice Unity3D API ported to vvvv.
May work with up to two devices and thus four controllers, but I weren't able to test that.

"The Razer Hydra consists of two controllers and a base station. It uses a weak magnetic field to detect the absolute position and orientation of the controllers with a precision, as stated by its developers, of 1 mm and 1°; it has six degrees of freedom."

Razer Hydra



06.10.15 [13:35 UTC] by everyoneishappy | 595 downloads
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30.05.13 [23:12 UTC] by herbst | 659 downloads

herbst 31/05/2013 - 00:17

Oh, and there is a great modification of the original Oculus Tuscany demo by the makers of the Hydra, Sixense:

(you don't need an Oculus Rift for it - it is already great with just a Hydra, but using the Oculus makes it even more immersive)

If you have the chance, try that. It greatly shows that camera-based tracking methods aren't about to beat other methods. In this demo, you can throw stuff over your head, catch objects behind your back, grab things lying on the floor, bounce a basketball...

metrowave 02/06/2013 - 00:52

It works really well. Thank you. I'll test it with two Hydra (4 controllers) tomorrow.

microdee 07/05/2014 - 15:37

"Button Joystick" is when you push down the joystick. So that's a real thing :P

everyoneishappy 05/10/2015 - 05:50

Would it be tricky to add x64 support for this?

bjoern 05/10/2015 - 14:15

Try replacing the sixense.dll with the x64 version that comes with the SixenseUnityPlugin

everyoneishappy 06/10/2015 - 13:33

Yep, could just swap & go. Thanks m4d for providing the x64 dll & saving me having to download unity for it.

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~1d ago

joreg: @mediadog they are here: workshop-videotracking-node10

~2d ago

mediadog: Hmmm slides for node10 video tracking cannot be found: workshop-videotracking-slides

~3d ago

joreg: @mediadog thanks for the pointer, links are updated

~4d ago

mediadog: Where are the 50beta42 offline instalers? The offline installers are still linked to 41, not 42.

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id144: thanks @gegenlicht & @bjoern, i hope the festival sorted it.

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Patxi7: @joreg done

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joreg: @neuston @u7angel can you please start a forum thread describing the problem you're having with a few more words?

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