Chapter 5. Configuring

Table of Contents

MiddleVR configuration interface
3D Nodes
Configuring devices
Adding a device
Configuring the Wand
Configuring 3D Nodes
3D Node
Stereoscopic camera
Configuring viewports
Debug information
Running simulations

MiddleVR configuration interface

The MiddleVR configuration tool is divided into five elements :

  • The device window,

  • The 3D nodes window,

  • The viewports window,

  • The cluster window,

  • The simulations window.


The devices window allows you to configure which devices you want to use for the current configuration :

3D Nodes

The 3D nodes window allows you to create a description of the real world elements that will influence the 3D rendering and interaction of your virtual world. 3D Nodes were explained above in the documentation.

For example this is where you will specify that a physical screen is two meters wide, that the head, left and right hands of a user are tracked, by which tracker etc.

In this window, you can also choose to hide or display the cameras in the the 3D view by opening the "View" menu and (un)checking "Display cameras".


The viewports window allows you to specify where to display the rendering of your cameras. You can specify for example that a camera will only display its rendering in the top-left corner of the screen, and another camera could display its rendering only in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Or you could say that the camera rendering the left eye is displayed on your primary screen, and that the camera rendering the right eye is displayed on your secondary screen.

The viewports are displayed as red rectangles. The available displays are displayed in blue.


The cluster window manages the configuration of the cluster nodes and specific cluster parameters :


The simulations window allows you to manage the applications that you want to run with MiddleVR. It allows you to choose an application and then select the configuration file it should be running with.