Monday, August 7th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

Brekel releases OpenVR Recorder

Originally posted on 11 July 2017. Scroll down for news of the commercial release.

Brekel – aka TD and tools developer Jasper Brekelmans – has released a free public beta of OpenVR Recorder, a new tool for recording tracking data from virtual reality hardware in real time.

Capture motion data from your VR headset and controllers in FBX format
OpenVR Recorder captures the motion of any VR device with OpenVR drivers, including the HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers, recording either as text files or in FBX format.

It can record up to 16 devices at a time, and also captures reference audio and video.

The system works in real time, with no offline processing required, and can sync recording to other Brekel apps, like markerless facial tracking tool Brekel Pro Face and full-body tracking tool Brekel Pro Body.

As well as capturing information valuable to VR developers, Brekelmans notes that the accuracy and high frame rates of VR hardware make it possible to record usable mocap data for more general 3D projects.

Updated 7 August 2017: OpenVR Recorder is now shipping. As well as the full commercial version, you can download a free trial edition limited to 10 seconds of recording.

Pricing and availability
OpenVR Recorder is available for 64-bit Windows only. You’ll also need an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset and appropriate VR controllers. The software costs $139, excluding tax.

Read more about OpenVR Recorder on Brekel’s website