Monthly Archives: December 2014

Oculus SDK 0.4.4 and Mac OSX: Alpha 5

This alpha release of the CtrlAltStudio Viewer updates to Rift SDK 0.4.4 and includes a Mac OSX build plus a couple of improvements:

  • Updated position of notification messages and script dialogue boxes so that they’re more central and usable in Riftlook.
  • Modified Start+Back key behaviour on Xbox controller if Rift display is configured: if you’re not in Riftlook then you enter Riftlook the same as before; however if you’re already in Riftlook then it zeros sensors the same as Ctrl+Spacebar (instead of exiting Riftlook). To exit Riftlook with the Xbox controller, press the yellow ‘Y’ button.

The Rift SDK 0.4.4 fixes the overdone vignette (fading to black) around the Rift barrel images’ edges that was too extensive in SDK 0.4.3.

Please note that this alpha still does not work with direct mode and Advanced Lighting Model needs to be turned on. It is built using the 0.4.4 Rift SDK and, if you haven’t done so already, you need to update to the 0.4.4 Oculus runtime.

Many thanks to Cinder Roxley for the Mac OSX installer.

Viewer download:

Release Notes.