SteamVR and OpenVR

Discussion in 'General VR Development' started by VRLife, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. VRLife

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    Steam VR Documentation and Download link
    SteamVR is a suite of tools and services for VR including OpenVR, Chaperone, Compositor, Lighthouse Tracking, and more.

    OpenVR Documentation and download links.
    The OpenVR API provides a game with a way to interact with Virtual Reality displays without relying on a specific hardware vendor's SDK. It can be updated independently of the game to add support for new hardware or software updates.

    The API is implemented as a set of C++ interface classes full of pure virtual functions. When an application initializes the system it will return the interface that matches the header in the SDK used by that application. Once a version of an interface is published, it will be supported in all future versions, so the application will not need to update to a new SDK to move forward to new hardware and other features.

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