Inherits: Object

Server for AR and VR features.


The AR/VR server is the heart of our Advanced and Virtual Reality solution and handles all the processing.










add_interface ( ARVRInterface interface )


add_tracker ( ARVRPositionalTracker tracker )


center_on_hmd ( RotationMode rotation_mode, bool keep_height )


clear_primary_interface_if ( ARVRInterface interface )


find_interface ( String name ) const


get_hmd_transform ( )


get_interface ( int idx ) const


get_interface_count ( ) const


get_interfaces ( ) const


get_last_commit_usec ( )


get_last_frame_usec ( )


get_last_process_usec ( )


get_reference_frame ( ) const


get_tracker ( int idx ) const


get_tracker_count ( ) const


remove_interface ( ARVRInterface interface )


remove_tracker ( ARVRPositionalTracker tracker )


  • interface_added ( String interface_name )

Emitted when a new interface has been added.

  • interface_removed ( String interface_name )

Emitted when an interface is removed.

Emitted when a new tracker has been added. If you don't use a fixed number of controllers or if you're using ARVRAnchors for an AR solution, it is important to react to this signal to add the appropriate ARVRController or ARVRAnchor nodes related to this new tracker.

Emitted when a tracker is removed. You should remove any ARVRController or ARVRAnchor points if applicable. This is not mandatory, the nodes simply become inactive and will be made active again when a new tracker becomes available (i.e. a new controller is switched on that takes the place of the previous one).


enum TrackerType:

  • TRACKER_CONTROLLER = 1 --- The tracker tracks the location of a controller.

  • TRACKER_BASESTATION = 2 --- The tracker tracks the location of a base station.

  • TRACKER_ANCHOR = 4 --- The tracker tracks the location and size of an AR anchor.

  • TRACKER_ANY_KNOWN = 127 --- Used internally to filter trackers of any known type.

  • TRACKER_UNKNOWN = 128 --- Used internally if we haven't set the tracker type yet.

  • TRACKER_ANY = 255 --- Used internally to select all trackers.

enum RotationMode:

  • RESET_FULL_ROTATION = 0 --- Fully reset the orientation of the HMD. Regardless of what direction the user is looking to in the real world. The user will look dead ahead in the virtual world.

  • RESET_BUT_KEEP_TILT = 1 --- Resets the orientation but keeps the tilt of the device. So if we're looking down, we keep looking down but heading will be reset.

  • DONT_RESET_ROTATION = 2 --- Does not reset the orientation of the HMD, only the position of the player gets centered.

Property Descriptions





The primary ARVRInterface currently bound to the ARVRServer.







Allows you to adjust the scale to your game's units. Most AR/VR platforms assume a scale of 1 game world unit = 1 real world meter.

Method Descriptions

Registers an ARVRInterface object.

Registers a new ARVRPositionalTracker that tracks a spatial location in real space.

This is an important function to understand correctly. AR and VR platforms all handle positioning slightly differently.

For platforms that do not offer spatial tracking, our origin point (0,0,0) is the location of our HMD, but you have little control over the direction the player is facing in the real world.

For platforms that do offer spatial tracking, our origin point depends very much on the system. For OpenVR, our origin point is usually the center of the tracking space, on the ground. For other platforms, it's often the location of the tracking camera.

This method allows you to center your tracker on the location of the HMD. It will take the current location of the HMD and use that to adjust all your tracking data; in essence, realigning the real world to your player's current position in the game world.

For this method to produce usable results, tracking information must be available. This often takes a few frames after starting your game.

You should call this method after a few seconds have passed. For instance, when the user requests a realignment of the display holding a designated button on a controller for a short period of time, or when implementing a teleport mechanism.

Clears our current primary interface if it is set to the provided interface.

Finds an interface by its name. For instance, if your project uses capabilities of an AR/VR platform, you can find the interface for that platform by name and initialize it.

Returns the primary interface's transformation.

Returns the interface registered at a given index in our list of interfaces.

  • int get_interface_count ( ) const

Returns the number of interfaces currently registered with the AR/VR server. If your project supports multiple AR/VR platforms, you can look through the available interface, and either present the user with a selection or simply try to initialize each interface and use the first one that returns true.

  • Array get_interfaces ( ) const

Returns a list of available interfaces the ID and name of each interface.

  • int get_last_commit_usec ( )

Returns the absolute timestamp (in μs) of the last ARVRServer commit of the AR/VR eyes to VisualServer. The value comes from an internal call to OS.get_ticks_usec.

  • int get_last_frame_usec ( )

Returns the duration (in μs) of the last frame. This is computed as the difference between get_last_commit_usec and get_last_process_usec when committing.

  • int get_last_process_usec ( )

Returns the absolute timestamp (in μs) of the last ARVRServer process callback. The value comes from an internal call to OS.get_ticks_usec.

Returns the reference frame transform. Mostly used internally and exposed for GDNative build interfaces.

Returns the positional tracker at the given ID.

  • int get_tracker_count ( ) const

Returns the number of trackers currently registered.

Removes this interface.

Removes this positional tracker.