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Head Tracking for Gaming with Eyeware Beam

Head Tracking for Gaming with Eyeware Beam
Turn your iPhone or iPad into a head tracker following these steps
Minimum Requirements
Translate real-life head movements into on-screen actions with head tracking
This guide will show you how to enjoy responsive, six degrees of freedom (6DOF) head tracking with 190+ of your favorite driving and flight simulators, as well as first-person shooter PC games compatible with OpenTrack.
Step-By-Step Onboarding

1

The iOS app for your iPhone or iPad captures your head movements and accompanying Eyeware PC software translates those movements into on-screen actions in games and streams.

Download the Eyeware Beam iOS app from the app store. As you are installing the app, you will be asked to enter your email address to receive the download link for the accompanying PC software installer. Download and install the software on your PC.

2

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a head tracker

Set up your iPhone or iPad as a head tracker with our quickstart guide. Please complete the quickstart guide first before moving to the next step.

3

Turn the OpenTrack stream toggle on in the Beam settings
  • Click the Beam PC software icon in the tray menu.
  • Click on the burger menu (3 horizontal lines).
  • Select Settings at the bottom right of the Eyeware Beam PC software.
  • Turn the OpenTrack stream toggle ON.

4

Download, install and open the free OpenTrack PC software

Download the free OpenTrack PC software. The link provides the most recent OpenTrack release. Scroll down to the assets area and download the .exe file. Install OpenTrack and open the software to begin the configuration steps.

5

Select Input type

Click on the Input dropdown list and select the UDP over network option. 

6

Select port number

Click on the setup icon next to Input. Type port 4242.

7

Select Output type

Click on the Output dropdown list and select the freetrack 2.0 Enhanced option.

8

Select 'Enable both' under freetrack protocol settings

Click on the setup icon next to Output. In the Select interface panel, from the dropdown list select the Enable both option.

9

Select the PC game you will use with head tracking
  • Click on the Options button.
  • Select the Game detection tab.
  • Click on the “+” sign at the bottom.
  • Click on the three dots button on the new line that was just created.
  • Select the executable file for the game you want to enable head tracking in.

10

Click the Start button and play your game using head tracking

Click the Start button in OpenTrack to activate the octopus that should be moving based on your head movements.

If head tracking is inverted, go to Options > Output and check to invert either the Yaw, Pitch or Roll.

You can try the following OpenTrack profile with pre-configured settings for the Eyeware Beam app to get you closer to your ideal setup.

  • Download the pre-configured Beam OpenTrack profile
  • Open OpenTrack and click on Profile Open configuration directory to open the folder where the OpenTrack default profile is stored.
  • Move the pre-configured Beam OpenTrack profile you just downloaded into that folder.
  • In OpenTrack, click on the menu next to Profile and select the newly added Beam OpenTrack profile which now appears as an option (next to default.ini)
Note
Eyeware Beam head tracking will only work when both the iOS Eyeware Beam app and the Eyeware Beam Windows PC software from step 1 is installed.
You will need to install OpenTrack to enable head tracking in games. If you can’t find the Eyeware Beam computer application on your screen, it might be running in the background. You can find the app with the purple logo in the system tray menu, usually located at the bottom right of your screen.
Head and eye tracking is a sophisticated technology that we built with patent-pending computer vision algorithms and machine perception AI technology. We understand that it's not easy to follow the specific steps required to use Eyeware Beam correctly. Contact us directly for individual assistance as needed at [email protected] or through our social media channels.
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