Unity API access: Passthrough camera & tracked points of insight for developer on Quest !
We are hundred, (thousand ?), of developers on the Quest. And we all hope to play around with the pass through cameras and the Quest Insight tracking system. But surprisingly, there is no API about it !
Could the Oculus team act about it.
If it is a close beta functionally, where developers need to apply to have access to it ?
It seems they didn't see the potential of AR, which means user agency and a lot of extensive features in real world. VR wouldn never change industries of manufacturing/design/exhibition as much as AR do.
The data is just an array of vectors but they don't release it! I have no words. Is that a difficult thing?
Matthew L. Fraser commented
Passthru camera and depth access especially needed for AR development. Seems like an easy gamechanger in the VR/AR Device market.
If someone made a system level like YUR, malware could be created.
What are they waiting for? So many applications that could really use this right now. The camera on the Quest2 is fine. This emerging technology will quickly be in competition's hands if FB does not make it available now! I am learning Apple currently because FB is going to drop the ball and completely lose this opportunity.
Barrett Ray commented
This would be super helpful in nurturing the development of AR apps to Facebook's standards. They should do this as soon as possible.
Paul Christian commented
At least dev-only. It's cruel to keep it from prototypers.
Danny S commented
Yes! We need access to SLAM data! There are so many applications of VR for productivity that would be possible if we could just detect the walls and objects.
Full camera access is invasive and it's understandable why they should keep raw camera feeds locked down.
FB needs to open this now if they want to keep up with Apple on the spatial computing front.
Eloi Stree commented
Five months later... Still no access to it ^^. ****.
Yes please. This could open up so many opportunities.
yes, pass through camera is needed...
I would also like access to the pass though camera and the point cloud data