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Using Touch Controllers without Position tracking

Hiya, Is it possible to use the touch controllers without position tracking?

I have a scene that works in unity with the Oculus with positional tracking off, but with this scene I just use the controller for input.

However, now I want to use the touch controller as a pointer, but this causes issues because it requires position tracking to be turned on,  as the controller has a strange offset if position tracking is not turned on.

So my question, is it possible to use the touch controllers without position tracking being turned on?


  • NinjaGGNinjaGG Posts: 251 Oculus Staff
    Hello, and welcome to the Oculus Forums!

    Unfortunately, positional tracking is required by the Oculus Touch controllers and cannot be turned off. 

    Additionally, this would require modifications to our PC SDK to achieve the desired behavior. As such, we would not be able to provide support for this as it is outside our intended use case for the Rift. All modifications to achieve this behavior would have to be manually coded on your end.
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  • MF3DMF3D Posts: 3
    Ahh, I see. Makes sense. Thanks again for the response NinjaGaijin. That was my initial thought, but i though I would ask to see if there was a work about or something.

    Thanks again, much appreciated.
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