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    Vive tracker setup?

    I been reading a lot on vive tracker for real life camera tracking. I read there is possibly a way to do the tracking without the hmd and base station? I'm not looking into buying another VR headset as I have 3 already. Just vive wasn't one of them.

    Can I just buy a vive tracker and make it work with just that? No hmd/base station.
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    Tried a while ago with some hacks found online, didn't work, and I think that Valve added something specific so that you do need the HMD in order to use the Trackers.

    If you have any luck with something else, feel free to share
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      #3
      I haven't tried this yet but someone else at my office has and says it works. I will ask him what setup he is using but he is on vacation for awhile so that may take a bit.

      What did you try to make it work?

      One article I saw https://skarredghost.com/2017/03/29/...-vive-headset/ claims you just have to change a "required hmd" flag in the steam config to make it work. I have seen other articles that sound like more complicated solutions to access the trackers via various non-steam APIs. I will give this solution a quick test here, if it doesn't work for me we will have to wait for my co-worker to return from his vacation so I can ask him.

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        #4
        I found a wireless solution but it requires a oculus quest. I think it works pretty decent with a Go Pro since you can just strap it to the hmd and align those two easily (in theory). But trying to strap the oculus quest to a dslr camera with stability is pretty hard.

        Using the controller for tracking still requires hmd as a base station and again stabilizing it with the camera is pretty hard.

        I don't own a vive tracker but was thinking of getting one just for this. I'll see what else I can test out with the oculus quest.

        Edit: I was just thinking if someone came up with a 3d printed hmd mount for a camera everything should work pretty good and wireless.
        Last edited by SkeetonYu; 12-07-2019, 01:29 AM.
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          Originally posted by SkeetonYu View Post
          I found a wireless solution but it requires a oculus quest. I think it works pretty decent with a Go Pro since you can just strap it to the hmd and align those two easily (in theory). But trying to strap the oculus quest to a dslr camera with stability is pretty hard.

          Using the controller for tracking still requires hmd as a base station and again stabilizing it with the camera is pretty hard.

          I don't own a vive tracker but was thinking of getting one just for this. I'll see what else I can test out with the oculus quest.

          Edit: I was just thinking if someone came up with a 3d printed hmd mount for a camera everything should work pretty good and wireless.
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