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VRTK - Unity and VR

Discussion in 'AR/VR (XR) Discussion' started by Vanz, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Vanz

    Vanz

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    Is VRTK a good starting point for getting Unity games to work in VR or is there a better or a more robust way?

    It looks like the latest is v4, but hasn't been updated much lately:
    https://www.vrtk.io/

    thoughts on using VRTK? Is it thriving or dying...

    I am interested in creating a VR dungeon game like Ancient Dungeon but different:
    https://sidequestvr.com/app/1520/ancient-dungeon

    What would you all recommend for a starting point?

    Vanz
     
  2. MadeFromPolygons

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    I know at one point it was close to dying and was supposed to stop development, and then reopened again. I dont think its a big money earner for those involved so thats likely why you are not seeing major updates to it since 2019

    Theres nothing stopping you using the in-built VR stuff as that is pretty good in unity. Personally I would just follow: https://learn.unity.com/project/vr-beginner-the-escape-room

    and then go from there :) Instead of relying on a very rarely updated 3rd party asset
     
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  3. Vanz

    Vanz

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    thanks MadeFromPolygons,

    any other opinions on using VRTK or alternate approaches to programming VR?
     
  4. MDADigital

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    I did a quick look, doesnt mention avatar IK anywhere?
    edit: I read VRIK haha :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2021
  5. eusebium

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    I moved towards MRTK as I needed to support Oculus, HTC Vive/SteamVR and Hololens2 (+ Desktop mode).
    I think XR Interaction Toolkit is also a possibility though.
     
  6. Red_Dragon69

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    VRTKv4 is actually well maintained and updated. I'd recommend the VRTK Discord Server (https://www.vrtk.io/community.html) or the following YT videos to get started:




     
  7. Vanz

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  8. Red_Dragon69

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    @Vanz Had no chance to try the VR interaction framework yet, but it looks very good imho. :)

    VRTKv4 needs a little bit more work to get into, but is actually very easy to use. It's separated into multiple github repos, an overview can be found here: https://www.vrtk.io/tilia.html
    and it's also updated regulary. Some of the github repos were updated yesterday ^^. I've never used the VRTK forum, as the Discord server usually is my way to go, when aking questions.
     
  9. pingpongpanda

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  10. Vanz

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  11. pingpongpanda

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    community is good, documentation could use some work though, the dev is pretty responsive in his discord channel
     
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