Mixed Reality Capture Mount

Dynamic mixed reality capture requires attaching a tracked VR Object (a modified Touch) to an external camera in order to capture real-world images before they can be combined with a scene generated by a VR application.

Learn more about mixed reality capture, VR Objects, and the difference between dynamic and static capture methods in the Mixed Reality Capture Tool.

Diagrams for Mixed Reality Capture Mount

To securely attach the camera and the Touch controller to a tripod, or other steady camera mount, Oculus provides 3D CAD files for a mixed reality capture mount. Two 3D CAD files are provided, one for mounting a right Touch controller and one for mounting a left Touch controller. These files can be 3D printed by developers who wish to create dynamic mixed reality capture scenes. The mount is designed to be used with webcams and small DSLRs. The mount may not support the weight of larger cameras.

Note: Mixed reality capture requires only one Touch controller to function - Oculus provides two mount files to accommodate different camera/tripod/VR Object setups.

The following images show the mixed reality capture mount 1.0 and 1.1 for Touch controllers. You can download the 3D CAD files from the Mixed Reality Capture Mount Accessory Guidelines page.

Figure 1. Mixed Reality Capture Mount 1.1 for Touch

Figure 2. Mixed Reality Capture Mount 1.0 for Left Touch (a version for Right Touch is also available)

The 3D CAD files are available in the Mixed Reality Capture Mount Accessory Guidelines.

Printing Recommendations

For best results when printing the diagrams:

  • Print the mount using a high-quality print method Polyjet or SLS print methods.
  • Use ABS, or equivalent, print materials.

Use the Mixed Reality Capture Mount

Use the following guidelines when you use the mixed reality capture mount:

  • Ensure that both your camera and Touch controller are securely mounted before use.
  • The mounted Touch controller must have a clear line-of-sight to the sensor for best tracking.
  • When mounting the mount to the tripod, you may have to use a 1/4-20 bolt and nut to secure the mount to the tripod.
  • To attach the camera to the mount, you should use a 1/2 inch 1/4-20 bolt and washer. If the bolt is longer than 1/2 inch, the bolt may bottom out in the camera and result in an unstable mount.