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    How to enable foveated rendering on HTC Vive Pro Eye

    Hello,


    I've seen some demos on YouTube on foveated rendering using the HTC Vive Pro Eye, but I did not suceed in setting it under Unreal:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxsLOnY9Yg4


    I am using the SRAnimpal runtime paired with the plugin under Unreal 4.22.3. I am able to get eye tracking data and properly identify which actors the person is looking at in the scene.

    Problem is image is clear only when the person is looking straight in the center of the lense. This is an incentive for the person to turn their head for looking at objects instead of moving their eyes since image becomes less sharp when we look away from the center of the lense.

    So, I would like to use foveated rendering according to where the person is gazing.

    I have tried the following link with no success:

    https://developer.oculus.com/blog/te...eal-engine-4-/


    In fact, Under UE 4.22.3, it does not appear in the experimental section of Rendering under project settings.


    I also tried the command line options with no observable result.

    I expect to be told "Sorry it is not supported yet" based on this post:

    https://answers.unrealengine.com/que...1225/view.html

    Nevertheless, I trying anyway.


    Maybe it is an option I did not see under SteamVR or in the SRAnimpal runtime/plugin ?

    Any input would be welcome.


    Thanks and regards,







    Last edited by Zoro123; 08-14-2019, 05:01 PM.

    #2
    From a search it looks like foveated rendering is only available in UE4 with the Oculus plugin and that only does it where it doesn't use eye tracking but rather just renders the outside parts at a lower quality.

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      #3
      It's silly to do foveated rendering on an HMD which doesn't support eye tracking.

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        #4
        I think they do that in order to diminish processing load. Less resolution req

        Nevertheless, my Pro Eye has eye tracking.

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          #5
          interested in this too

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