NaturalPoint TrackIR 5
Hyper accurate, fully adjustable, and only three square inches in size—TrackIR 5 is the one piece of kit that discriminating gamers crave. Take advantage of our 6 DOF head tracking technology, which links your actual movement in three-dimensional space to your in-game view!
Your increased situational awareness will make you the most feared competitor around. In dogfights, you'll be impossible to shake. In white-knuckle races, you'll be impossible to pass. In tactical combat, you'll be impossible to flank.
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 TrackIR 5 is
NaturalPoint's premium product - the best optical headtracking system
TrackIR 5 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 TrackIR 5 to your laptop or flat screen by adjusting the
'clamp feet' to 'grip' the top of the screen.
|The TrackClip, included with every TrackIR 5 purchase, attaches to the brim of a hat or visor and has three retro-reflective markers that direct infrared light back to the camera. |
If you game with a headset you may wish to condsidering adding the TrackClip Pro Accessory (shown below). The TrackClip Pro attaches to most PC headsets, comes with active LED markers, and is useful when you need to track from further away.
Bring Head Tracking to Your Headset
The perfect TrackIR accessory, clips to the left side of most over-the-ear headsets. Combined with a TrackIR, the TrackClip
PRO delivers precise 6 degrees of freedom view control.
On your favorite headset, the only thing you will notice about
the lightweight TrackClip PRO is your improved gaming experience.
- Requires TrackIR 5 or the earlier TrackIR 4 PRO Series or TrackIR 3 (with Vector)
- Range 2 to 5 feet (61 cm to 152 cm)
- Fits headset bands up to 1 1/4" wide and up to 1/2" thick