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The OptiTrack Peripheral API is an open C++ API that can be used to create 'plugin' devices. Custom built plugin DLL's will allow you to initialize and synchronize external devices with the OptiTrack motion capture system in Motive. After building a custom plugin device using the API, the library must be placed in the \device folder within the Motive install directory in order to initialize and integrate desired peripheral devices. For integrating force plates (AMTI and Bertec) and NI-DAQ devices, the existing BiomechDevicePlugin.dll that installs with the peripheral module can be utilized.
Note: The OptiTrack Peripheral API is available in Motive versions 1.10 and above.
The following features are supported by the Peripheral API:
The Peripheral API folder is installed with the Motive software. It can be found in the Motive install directory, which is located in C:\Program Files\OptiTrack\Motive\PeripheralAPI by default.
The following components are required for using the OptiTrack Peripheral API.
The following guideline can be used to create and apply custom device plugin DLLs in Motive:
<Motive install folder>\devices