Eye coordinate data




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    Mclaren FM


    I have exactly the same question...

    Is there any way to store FOVE eye tracking data in a file (such as .dat or .csv file)?

    I want to do it with C++ but I have no idea how!

    Please help us.

    Thank you so much for your attentions...

    Kind REGARDS.

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    Paul Gomes

    Here is some sample code i am using to get eye position, head position, and head rotation from unity. Storing it to a file on C:/. It will get the relevant data when the "\" or"/" buttons are pushed, and it will write the data to a file when the space bar is pushed.


    Does this help?


    using System.Collections;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using UnityEngine;
    using System.IO;
    using System.Text;
    using System;
    using UnityEngine.SceneManagement;
    using Fove;

    public class FileWriter : MonoBehaviour {

    * Instantiate StreamWriter and create file to write to
    This needs to be global as i am using this in a number of methods and
    i have no idea if it can be passed to Unity built in method
    public static StreamWriter SW;
    //Assigned to the camera transform object
    public Transform camHead;
    //Array of Vector3 to hold LeftEye pos, RightEye Pos, Head Pos when button pressed
    public static Vector3[] startPos, endPos;
    //boolean used to see which state the game is in
    //end state means:
    //start state means:
    private static bool startPress, endPress;

    // Use this for initialization
    void Start () {

    //File path in string. Change as needed
    String filePath = @"C:\Temp\Unity_Thesis\Unity_File_Write\fove.txt";
    //Set StreamWriter path and catch exceptions if it cant be set
    SW = new StreamWriter(filePath);
    //Set the endPress to True and startPress to false
    endPress = true;
    startPress = false;
    String sceneNme = SceneManager.GetActiveScene ().name;
    WriteFrameData (sceneNme);

    // Update is called once per frame
    void Update () {
    //DebugPr(FoveInterface.GetLeftEyeVector().x + ", " + FoveInterface.GetLeftEyeVector().y + ", " + FoveInterface.GetLeftEyeVector().z);
    if(startPress == false && endPress == true){
    startPos = new Vector3[] {FoveInterface.GetLeftEyeVector(), FoveInterface.GetRightEyeVector(),
    FoveInterface.GetHMDPosition(), FoveInterface.GetHMDRotation().eulerAngles};
    DebugPr("backslash Key Pressed " + "startPos Length is " + startPos.Length);
    startPress = true;
    endPress = false;


    if(startPress == true && endPress == false){
    endPos = new Vector3[] {FoveInterface.GetLeftEyeVector(), FoveInterface.GetRightEyeVector(),
    FoveInterface.GetHMDPosition(), FoveInterface.GetHMDRotation().eulerAngles};
    DebugPr("slash Key Pressed " + "endPos Length is " + endPos.Length);
    startPress = false;
    endPress = true;


    //this is a temporary condition to quit the app and write the data to the file
    //using this untill i figure out what i want to do
    DebugPr ("Space Key Pressed");
    if (startPress == false && endPress == true) {
    String foveData = "";
    for(int i = 0; i < startPos.Length; i++){
    foveData = foveData + startPos[i].x + "," + startPos[i].y + "," + startPos[i].z + "|";
    for(int j = 0; j < endPos.Length; j++){
    foveData = foveData + endPos [j].x + "," + endPos [j].y + "," + endPos [j].z + "|";
    WriteFrameData (foveData);


    // Update is called once per frame
    void LastUpdate () {
    //At the end of each update set the camera position back to 0,0,0
    //Only way i have found to lock the camera position at a certain place
    camHead.position = new Vector3(0,0,0);

    void OnApplicationQuit() {
    WriteFrameData ("Closing :" + Time.frameCount + " -- " + Time.realtimeSinceStartup);
    //Close the StreamWriter object on apoplication quit

    //This function is used to write all the data to the text file
    static void WriteFrameData(string msg){
    SW.WriteLine (msg);

    //Function to make debugging less of a mission
    public static void DebugPr(string msg){
    Debug.Log (msg);


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    Lochlainn Wilson

    Thanks Paul. 

    Shaun if your question has not been resolved feel free to post again. 

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