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Motive to Linux

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:33 pm
by monashminion

I've done a bit of reading and found similar topics to my problem.

Currently I have:
1. Linux computer running ROS packages to fly a quad copter
2. Windows computer with Motive installed.

I understand that there are no official linux supported programs.

I am wondering if users have been able to either:
a. Run a Linux based 'motive' program equivalent to directly read the data from the camera's (without the use of a windows pc)
b. Run Motive on Windows and stream data to Linux - How so?

Re: Motive to Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:44 am
by steven.andrews
Hello monashminion,

We do not provide any Motive based applications for Linux, but you do have the option of running Motive on a Windows machine and streaming into Linux. This would require some development, as our NatNet SDK is not developed for Linux but can be adapted for it.

I am providing a link to a sample Linux application that utilizes the NatNet SDK. Please note that this is not an official piece of work from our engineers and this is not officially supported. This was provided by another user who was willing to share this as a starting point for people hoping to develop in Linux. ... 0JYUkdEOTA

Steven Andrews
OptiTrack | Customer Support Engineer

Re: Motive to Linux

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:10 pm
by miawan1
Hello admin..

I am new to optitrack and want to stream data to linux(ubuntu 18.04) from windows PC.. any help will be appreciated.
I tried to open the link from Steven but unfortunately its broken.

I wonder if I can find any sample program or tutorial for this.
Thank you.

Re: Motive to Linux

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:25 am
by steven.andrews
Hello miawan1,

Thank you for reaching out to us regarding streaming to Linux.

We now have versions of our NatNet SDK available for Ubuntu and Fedora. These can be found in our Downlaods page.

We hope you find these to be useful!

Steven Andrews
OptiTrack | Senior Customer Support Engineer