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Oculus Rift Camera Plugin

Hi Everyone. Has anyone been able to get the Oculus Rift Camera plugin to work?

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Synthiam
#1  
Here’s the instructions: https://synthiam.com/redirect/legacy?table=plugin&id=59

Which step of the instructions is causing a challenge? I don’t have a production rift, I have a dk2. So not sure what the differences are. Rift is a pretty complicated system to program for because they keep changing everything
Canada
#2  
Thanks you for replying DJ.

I have extended the desktop. I have the camera running and EZB connected.

Once I press attach in the plugin the program ARC crashes.
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Synthiam
#5  
Darn - Oculus, that's not helpful at all:) Why did they go and do that...

I'll have to find some time and take a look at what they did to break it.
Canada
#7  
I haven't tried any. I really don't know how to get started with a SDK.
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Synthiam
#8  
You just install the sdk like any program. That’s what is needed for the plugin to work - Because the sdk contains the drivers. There are different drivers for different applications.
Canada
#9  
Well I downloaded the sdk 1.20. It is not obvious how to install it.
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Synthiam
#10  
Is that the version the plugin asks for?

If you extract the zip file that you downloaded, there should be a setup program to run.

Ensure to get a compatible version. The plugin specifies a version. Get the same version if you can.
Canada
#11  
There is only version 1.2 And I do not not see a setup file anywhere. there are no executable files. yes, I extracted all the files ,looked in every folder and directory.
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Synthiam
#12  
Click on the version on the website. There are many many versions.
Canada
#13  
Ah, I put my glasses on and saw the itybity tiny arrow beside the 1.20.0. You must think me an daisy.

Thanks for your patience, I'll be trying the different versions if I can find an install file.
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Synthiam
#14  
No problem - i don't think you're daisy. Oculus hasn't made developing for it very easy.

I hadn't asked this question yet - but, does your computer support the necessary hardware for virtual reality? Meaning, have you used the oculus with any games or programs? Some people have VR but their computer video card isn't VR supported.