CORVALLIS, OR — At the recent GDC 2019, OptiTrack (http://optitrack.com), the provider of location-based VR (LBVR) wide-area tracking systems, showed off the latest in six degrees of freedom (6DoF) tracking with its Signature Pulse Active tracking technology. The realtime demo showcased OptiTrack’s ability to “track everything” with low latency and precision.
“We wanted to highlight some of the things that make OptiTrack technology so popular with the world’s location-based VR professionals, so we developed a live show that demonstrates that our systems track everything, which allows LBVR experience designers to fully express their creativity, without worrying about technical limits,” explains Brian Nilles, CSO at OptiTrack. “So, we built an LBVR set that will track everything within it, including two sets of Jenga blocks, which people can play live - and in VR, and we embedded our Active tracking tech in everything else in the experience in order to open people’s imaginations to the possibilities.”
The ‘Track Everything’ GDC demo featured more than 130 objects tracked simultaneously with OptiTrack’s Signature Pulse Active technology. The Jenga demo highlighted the precise position and orientation data delivered under heavy occlusion. OptiTrack also showed the new VIVE Pro HMD clip and its plug-and-play integration, as well as presented a sneak peek of the prototype Manus VR/OptiTrack hybrid glove for finger tracking, and the OptiTrack integrated Striker VR haptic feedback gameplay weapons.