SlimeVR Full-Body Tracker

by SlimeVR

An affordable, comfortable, wireless, 360° solution for full-body tracking in virtual reality

View all updates Sep 15, 2021

A Render of Our Translucent Purple Enclosures & More About Device Configuration

by Eiren Rain

A Render of Our Translucent Purple Enclosures

Many of you have asked what the translucent purple Slimes will look like. And, honestly, we want to know that too! The enclosures for our prototypes were 3D printed, and it’s difficult to make good-looking 3D-printed translucent plastic. Fortunately, our production enclosures will be injection molded. Unfortunately, molds require time and money to make, which is why we won’t be able to produce a sample until well after the campaign is over and the case design is finalized.

Still, using the power of technology, Blatant—a member of the SlimeVR community—was able to make 3D renders that demonstrate what the translucent purple enclosures might look like, and we wanted to share them with you:

A render of our translucent purple enclosure

To reiterate, those are 3D renders, and neither the design nor the color is final. Will the logo look like this, or will it be colored like on the preview? Right now, we don’t know. Sorry. But stay tuned for final pictures closer to production! Meanwhile, these renders clearly demonstrate that we need more translucent electronics in our lives. ;)

Another question many of you have asked has to do with…

Skeleton Auto-Configuration & Setup

Early interface of our Skeleton Auto-Configuration feature

Many of you have been wondering how difficult it will be to set up and configure SlimeVR. While some earlier reviewers complained that setup was hard and that many of the steps were non-intuitive, you’ll be glad to know that simplicity is a high priority for us, and we’ve done a lot of work since those days. One of our most important setup-related features—the Skeleton Auto-Configuration tool—was created by Butterscotch. This software asks you to carry out a few simple body movements, records them locally, and then uses gradient descent to calculate the length of your bones in order to reduce sliding. Not only is this easier than measuring your bones directly, it actually produces more precise results.

This Skeleton Auto-Configuration tool (or AutoBone, as we call it internally) will be part of an interactive setup process that you will step through when you go to use your Slimes for the first time. After that, all you need to do is put your trackers on and push a button to do a quick reset. Then you’re good to go!

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$165

Lower-Body Set

Five SlimeVR trackers, enough to track the position and rotation of your waist and your knees, as well as the position of your feet. Includes five straps and one USB Type-C cable.


$190

Core Set (5+1)

Five SlimeVR Trackers and one Tracker Extension, enough to track the position and rotation of your waist (with improved precision), your knees, and your chest, as well as the position of your feet. Includes six straps and one USB Type-C cable.


$235

Enhanced Core Set (5+3)

Five SlimeVR Trackers and three Tracker Extensions, enough to track the position and rotation of your waist (with improved precision), your knees, your chest, and your feet. Includes eight straps and one USB Type-C cable.


$295

Full-Body Set (7+3)

Seven SlimeVR Trackers and three Tracker Extensions, enough to track the position and rotation of your waist (with improved precision), your knees, your feet, your chest, and your elbows. Includes 10 straps and one USB Type-C cable.


$455

Deluxe Tracker Set (10+6)

10 SlimeVR Trackers and six Tracker Extensions, enough to track the position and rotation of your waist (with improved precision), your knees, your chest, your feet, and your elbows – with enough left over to experiment with motion capture and other innovations. Includes 16 straps and one USB Type-C cable.


$235

DIY Kit - Full-Body Set (7+3)

Seven DIY SlimeVR Tracker boards and three Tracker Extension boards, enough to track the position and rotation of your waist (with improved precision), your knees, your chest, your feet, and your elbows. This DIY kit includes only the boards and connecting wires for the Tracker Extensions. It does not come with enclosures, straps, batteries, or other accessories.

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SlimeVR

A small company with the enthusiastic goal of bringing accessible VR to a wide audience.


Eiren Rain

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