8 Base stations to cover 10x10 meters ! different answers !

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CobaltVR
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8 Base stations to cover 10x10 meters ! different answers !

Hello there,

We have a project a VR experience, involvoing 4 people. A free roam expérience. 

All is fine with  4 Bases statiosn 2.0, but we need more to cover the surface. As steamVR support up to 16 :)

But apprently, steamvr can detect bases station, but it is not working ! see this vidéo :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPzO_brNIrw&feature=youtu.be

 

Answer from Valve Software" :

"SteamVR Tracking 2.0 only supports 4 bases per session. More than 4 can be found, but a device can only track from up to 4. It will not automatically switch to other bases during a session."

Answer from Steam Support :

"It should be possible to use 8 base stations to get very good coverage in a 10m by 10m area. The primary benefit of using more than 2 base stations is more points of reference and less chance of tracking issues due to occlusion, and depending upon your play area, you may be able to use less."

It should...but it does not..so before szwitching to an other tracking option, is there something in the pipeline to suport mores than 4 Bases Station ?

If someone have a idea :)

In advance thank you, best regards from France

 

 

After confirmation from VALVE SOFTWARE : "SteamVR Tracking 2.0 only supports 4 bases per session. More than 4 can be found, but a device can only track from up to 4. It will not automatically switch" and from STEAM SUPPORT : "It should be possible to use 8 base stations to get very good coverage ...
Vive Staff

Re: 8 Base stations to cover 10x10 meters ! different answers !

@CobaltVR,

 

The first answer is correct currently: "SteamVR Tracking 2.0 only supports 4 bases per session. More than 4 can be found, but a device can only track from up to 4. It will not automatically switch to other bases during a session."

 

An instance of SteamVR can only accept tracking data from no more than 4 stations, specifically the first four it sees in a session.

 

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