Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Adrian
Settler

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Hey,
@VibrantNebula thank you for looking into this issue. I am sure the Lighthouse 2.0 will solve many of our problems, but for now i don't see any consumer hardware coming soon. Do you have an ETA on a Vive 2.0? Smiley Very Happy
I am not very convinced that the issues come only from the lighthouses because the controllers work just fine. But I will try out the tool that you mentioned and report back.

@JoSharon Sorry, i could not solve the issue. If you can, maybe use the controllers for tracking because they seem to work better.
Manice08
New Arrival

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Any update on this?

I'm having a very similar issue where just my trackers are jittery along with being pulled violently towards the lighthouses by a couple feet at a time. Needless to say this is unacceptable. My headset and controllers work wonderfully but all 3 trackers act like they have a mind of their own.
Aver
Contributor

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Any updates? We're seeing a similar issue also.

Aver
Contributor

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

We have found that our issue is due to interference due to leap motion which has infrared LEDs - not sure if that is the case for you guys also.

 

This post at leap motion is also discussing this issue:

https://forums.leapmotion.com/t/leap-motion-interferes-tracking-of-vive-tracker/6215/27

 

This thread explains why the trackers may be more succeptible than the HMD/motion controllers:

https://community.viveport.com/t5/Developer-Support/VIVE-Trackers-conflict-with-cameras-of-motion-ca...

 

The Vive HMD and the controllers use an HTC/Valve designed light to digital converter and PBC assembly whereas the Vive Trackers are using Triad manufactured TS3633's as well as a new PBC design. This could explain why they're more susceptible to IR interference than the HMD/controller technology. They fundamentally preform the same function but have underlying differences in design. This may mean that other technologies that will use the TS3633 may also face similar interference issues. 

 

Do you guys know how we might be able to get around this issue with the SteamVR 1.0 trackers, and whether or not this issue will be a problem with the SteamVR 2.0 trackers?

 

mabulous
Contributor

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Any update on this?
Adrian
Settler

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Sadly no.

Also I am certain that the leap motion disturbs the tracking of the lighthouse, but it is not the cause of the issue. Our setup limits the reflection of infrared light and there are no other light sources but the problem persists.

Frankenst1
New Arrival

Re: Vive Tracker tracking issue (offset and jitter)

Same issue here. Controllers are fine but tracker are randomly offset by 20 - 30 mm.

 

This is not acceptable, can we please get an official acknowledgement from Vive that there is an issue with the trackers?

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