Wii remote plugin

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Hmm... can't find youtube.com (says my browser)? Wow...

Any way... Orbiter already includes an IR head tracking module. Haven't used it myself, however.
 

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But this this makes the screen 3d Virtual reality head tracking.
 

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Actually...

Actually this has been kicked around on the Orbiter development for some time. I think the initial thought was to tie the Wii into the Shuttle RMS.

Head tracking for Orbiter is already in place if I remember correctly, no need to use a Wii for that.

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head tracking is allready in place.

But i take it you need to go out and buy special harware when you can do this with a wii remote of which alot of people already have. Iam allso takeing about recreating the 3d effect shown in the posted youtube video
 

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Yea, your right, it's a couple hundred bucks for the TrackIR.

I see what you mean now, couldn't see the video because of buffering issues whilest downloading the latest HiRise data from the Univ. of Az.;)

Since the head tracking interface is already in place I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to extend it for this. Would be really cool actually. :D

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Thanks i have had a look at the wiimote apii which i have added a link above it looks farly simple.

forgaive me my programing skills only extend to vb.net but it goes something like this

import wiimoteapi

dim x as integer

x = wiiremote.x

camera.rotation.x = x


or something like that

just think what it would look like with a cool 3d virtual cockpit or a contrail comeing out of your screen.
All with existing hardware + a bluetooth dongle,if you have a wii or £30 if you don't to buy a remote.
 

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The data delivered is basicaly the same as with the trackir. What really needs to be done is to develope the wiimote to act as a trackir device.
That way it could be used in most 3D applications on the market.
Thanks to TrackIR marketing ;)
 

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*pays special attention to this thread*
 

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There is a massive following for useimg a wiimote with a pc, it has l;oads of applications especially if you use two of them . One to track your head to give you a 3d fealing and another to interact with your cockpit.
 

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looks good but the wii remote has a lot more other functions have you looked at the you tube video.
as well as useing it for 3d Virtual reality headtracking you can use it as a mouse and also it has a complex set of accelerometers built in. And a lot of people have these things allready.


 
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