Using any SteamVR Headset in Vizard

July 26, 2022

Sado Rabaudi

For a quick video overview on connecting a SteamVR headset to Vizard see the following YouTube link: 

How to connect a Vive HMD to your Vizard scene with Vizconnect

SteamVR allows connection to a wide range of VR headsets and hardware, including the Valve Index, Vive Pro Eye and Vive Pro 2, Vive Cosmos, HP Reverb Omnicept (and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets), Pimax, StarVR, Varjo, Pico Neo 2 (streaming), VRGineers, Oculus Quest 2, and much more. 

Connecting to any SteamVR headset in Vizard is quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps. 

  1. Connect your headset to your computer

  1. Install Steam and then SteamVR (and if using a Windows Mixed Reality based headset, also will need to install Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR)

  1. Open Vizard and create a new Vizconnect hardware configuration file by going to Tools-Vizconnect

  1. Choose option 1 to select a common preset

  1. Select the HTC Vive/SteamVR prest (or the Windows Mixed Reality preset for Mixed Reality headsets)

  1. Add any additional hardware you may be using and save this vizconnect file to a folder where your Vizard project exists

  1. To attach this vizconnect to your Vizard file, use the following code (where “” is the name you gave your vizconnect file:

import viz

import vizconnect


  1. If using SightLab VR (WorldViz software for creating eye tracking experiments), simply choose the “Vive no eye tracking” option for any SteamVR headset, or if using the Vive Pro Eye, Omnicept, or StarVR can choose that option directly with included eye tracking (note: for other eye tracked SteamVR headsets, such as Varjo, Pimax or Pico Neo, you will only get head position)
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