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biomech_dave 09-09-2016 04:12 PM

Controller Coordinates and Euler angles
Hello! I'm using the Vive for proprioceptive reseach and need to get the coordinates of the controllers. I am new to Python but I tried manipulating the steamvr example like this:

import viz
import vizact
import vizshape
import steamvr

for controller in steamvr.getControllerList():
print "connected"
total = 0
if total == 0:
left_controller = controller
total += 1
right_controller = controller

print right_controller.getPosition()

I get an error that 'right_controller' is not defines. I'd like to get the Euler angle and position output continuously while the programming is running. Any thoughts would be helpful.


Jeff 09-10-2016 02:09 AM

If both controllers are connected, try the following:


rightController = steamvr.getControllerList()[0]
leftController = steamvr.getControllerList()[1]

def printData():
        print 'pos right:',rightController.getPosition()
        print 'pos left :',leftController.getPosition()

However, I would recommend using vizconnect to connect to the Vive in Vizard. In the preset configuration list there is a 'HTC Vive' option. That connects to all hardware and renders a hand for each controller. The transport allows you to navigate using the controller track pad. You can also get the controller position in your own script:


rightTracker = vizconnect.getTracker('r_hand_tracker').getRaw()
leftTracker = vizconnect.getTracker('l_hand_tracker').getRaw()

def printData():
        print 'pos right:',rightTracker.getPosition()
        print 'pos left :',leftTracker.getPosition()

biomech_dave 09-12-2016 04:25 PM

Great! That helped a lot! I also have the code for the module generated by vizconnect which will help.

Thanks again for the really quick reply.


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