SteamVR Tracking

Find information about and help with Triad's SteamVR Tracking solutions.

14 articles in this collection
Written by Reid Wender and Luke Beno

Why the concave surfaces on Tracked Objects?

The concave apertures help make for a good tracked object.
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

SteamVR(TM) Lighthouse Protocol Documentation

Some "unofficial" documentation about SteamvR Tracking Protocol
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

OOTX - Lighthouse Base Station Data

SteamVR Tracking base stations send out optical information to inform tracked object about the base station's eccentricities...
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Do I have to write software for the Tracking HDK?

The SteamVR Tracking HDK has an FPGA, Microprocessor and Nordic Radio. How do I write or get software for these ICs?
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Camera-based Tracking versus Swept Angle Laser Tracking (SALT)

Triad's tracking technology is Inside-Out SALT tracking. Some other systems use Outside-In tracking...what's the difference?
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How to get access to SteamVR HDK in Steam

Walk you through the steps to sign-up for SteamVR Tracking and once inside SteamWorks how to find the HDK section.
Written by Luke Beno
Updated over a week ago

SteamVR Tracking without an HMD

Written by Luke Beno
Updated over a week ago

Mechanical dimensions of the SteamVR Tracking HDK Boards

Mechanical dimensions for the various boards in the SteamVR Tracking HDK - Core Module, Eval Board, Chiclet Boards.
Written by Luke Beno
Updated over a week ago

Photodiode Sensor Covering

The photodiodes on a tracked object need to be covered with some type of diffusing, translucent material for best performance...
Written by Luke Beno
Updated over a week ago

Can I buy TS3633 ICs from Triad if I don’t have a SteamVR Tracking License?

Triad's Light-to-Digital Converter ICs (TS3633 & TS3633-CM1) can be used for all kinds of tracking apps with or without a SteamVR license
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Where can I find SteamVR Tracking HDK documentation?

Valve provides a complete set of documentation for the SteamVR HDK that can be downloaded from your Steam account - here's how
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Where can I find longer flex cables?

The 'Chiclet' Sensor boards connect to the HDK with 4" flex cables. What do you do when you need longer cables?
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

Help with sensor placement

Designing a Tracked Object involves determining the ideal photodiode sensor placement. Here's a tool to help automate the process.
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago

How do I get a SteamVR Tracking License?

SteamVR Tracking is a royalty free, free to sign license -woot, woot
Written by Reid Wender
Updated over a week ago