NaturalPoint TrackIR4 Pro is the perfect enhancement for gamers and simmers
looking for a competitive edge and an enhanced virtual reality experience.
Imagine controlling your field of view in first person shooters, flight
simulators, and many other types of games by simply looking around!
The TrackIR device
is a high-performance headtracking system that enables hands free view
control in popular games and simulators such as MS Flight Simulator 2004
, Lock On: Modern Air Combat, IL2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, and many
here to view the complete list of supported games. A slight turn of
the pilot's head causes their in-game view to pan in any direction, independent
of mouse, keyboard, and joystick commands. Look out windows and around
the cockpit as if you were in a real plane, bringing you to a new level
of realism in games and sims.
Your Head Changes the View
move in your chair and rotate your head small amounts, your game-view
will precisely correspond. You never have to look away from the monitor
because all aspects of your motion are amplified and adjustable. For a
demonstration of how TrackIR head-tracking works, check out the Flash
demo below, or check out the videos.
There are only 6 ways
you can move around in 3D space. There are 3 ways to lean, and 3 ways
to rotate. The technical term for all of these movements is "6 Degrees
of Freedom" (or "6DOF"). True
6DOF support is one of the main things that puts TrackIR well ahead of
any other input device.
When a game developer
builds support for TrackIR directly into the code for their game, we call
that game "TrackIR Enhanced". The latest TrackIR Enhanced titles
are always listed here.
TrackIR is a new form
of input that doesn't affect the mouse, keyboard and joysticks you are
already using. Those other inputs are now able to do the things you'd
expect your hands to be doing, completely independent of your new head-tracking
From A Flat Screen
This whole experience
is commonly called a "VR fishtank" method (as opposed to the
"VR Goggles" experience you may have seen in movies), because
you don't have to wear any sort of headset or hardware. Everything is
handled using advanced motion capture techniques.
The point of TrackIR
is to make controlling your game's view completely seemless and natural.
You will forget you have TrackIR setup at all, because looking at your
monitor is like looking through a window into a 3D world.
is the Key
What makes TrackIR much
more than joystick or mouse are the ways TrackIR's software lets you customize
how your movement will be processed for each of the 6 Degrees of Freedom.
You can make your left/right
rotation very fast, so you can turn 180 degrees in your game by just moving
an inch in real life. You can then make your up/down rotation very slow,
perhaps because you're in a car and there's nothing of interest to look
up or down at.
Want 6DOF Control, Even For a 2DOF Game
TrackIR tells your game
exactly where your head is, in 3D space. Not all games take full advantage
of this input, because there wasn't an easy and cheap way to control your
game in 3D space before TrackIR. But since TrackIR knows exactly what
you're doing, it will be easier to control the game. For example, leaning
to the right won't be mistaken for turning your head. That's the benefit
of separately tracking all of the "6 Degrees Of Freedom" in
which you can move.
time 3D view control in video games and simulations just by moving your
head! The only true 6DOF head tracking system of its kind. TrackIR takes
your PC gaming to astonishing new levels of realism and immersion!
The TrackIR4 PRO is
NaturalPoint's premium product - the best optical headtracking system
TrackIR4 PRO represents
an evolution in gaming input, taking NaturalPoint's proven optical tracking
technology to the next level.
Your Head In The Game!
on Laptops and Flatscreens!
You can attach
the TrackIR4 PRO to your laptop or flat screen by adjusting the
'clamp feet' to 'grip' the top of the screen.