MANUS Core 2.1 | Settings


UI Scale

The Dashboard uses your Windows scaling settings to determine how large UI elements should be. If you want to adjust the size of interface elements independent of your Windows scaling, simply use the dropdown menu to select a different UI scale. Whether you are looking at the Dashboard on a large TV from far away in your mocap space or you’re sitting behind your desk, you can easily see and use the Dashboard.

Render to VR headset

If you want to visualize your gloves or Polygon in VR, make sure that this checkbox is on.

Scale Skeleton

Use the size adjustments made in the profile settings and apply them to the model from the scene view.

Render when unfocused

Switching this off will help lower CPU and GPU usage when using another application, minimising MANUS Core.

MANUS Core Connection

This opens a dialog where you can switch to another local or networked device running MANUS Core.


Force firmware update

In case your device got disconnected during firmware update and did not update correctly, you can go through the installation process again if you check this box on.

Automatic Channel Optimization

Each dongle automatically selects the best available wireless channel when you start MANUS Core. If you want your glove and dongle pairs to always use a specific wireless channel, for example when you're using many wireless devices at the same time, you can disable this automatic channel selection.  


Prime Series Thumb and Finger IMU Data

The MANUS Prime II & X Series gloves use 2 kinds of sensors: orientation sensors and bend sensors. When you experience sensor drift, you can decide to disable the orientation sensors. With these settings, you can select to only use the bending sensor data.

Quantum Pinch Correction

This prioritizes finger endpoint position over accurate joint angles.

Hand Rotation

The hand orientation slider allows you to rotate the visualization of the digital hand in the Gloves Hand Viewer. With this setting you can make the finger articulation more visible when looking at your digital hand.‍


Keep tracker position

This option lets you retain the last known tracker position in the viewport after it loses connection.

Tracker timeout

If this option is on, the trackers that lose connection will disappear from the viewport.

Tracker timeout time

You can set the amount of time that will have to pass before a disconnected tracker disappears from the viewport (in seconds)

Tracking System


The ART tracking system can't be detected by the system, so this manual toggle allows you to select it when using.

Updates per second

This sets the amount of captured samples per second for the tracking system.


This sets the port through which communication with the tracking system is handled.


MANUS Core has triggered recording functionality for OptiTrack Motive, Vicon Shogun, PeelCapture and Qualisys.


Trigger: If you are using OptiTrack Motive software and you want the recording of the hands to start at the same time, make sure this checkbox is on.  

Port: For Motive you will need to enable the Remote Trigger functionality inside Motive.

Then in the Manus Dashboard enable the Motive trigger and set the port 2 higher than your command port.

By default, this means your trigger port number will be 1515.


Trigger: If you are using PeelCapture software and you want the recording of the hands to start at the same time, make sure this checkbox is on.

You will also needs the PeelCapture Plugin for MANUS Core 2. You can download this from our resource center.

Port: Here you can set the PeelCapture port.

Vicon Shogun

Trigger: If you are using Vicon Shogun software and you want the recording of the hands to start at the same time, make sure this checkbox is on.

Port: For Shogun you will need to enable the Triggered Capture functionality inside Shogun.

You can set your trigger port to a specific number, by default it is set to port 30.

Then in the Manus Dashboard also enable the Vicon Shogun trigger and set the port to the same number as in Shogun.


Trigger: If you are using Qualisys software and you want the recording of the hands to start at the same time, make sure this checkbox is on.

Port: By default, your trigger port number will be 8989.

Auto save recording

This will automatically save an .mrec file after every recording you make.

Export Settings can be found in the Export popup. Please see Record & Export documentation for more information


Timestamp data using timecode

This allows for using a timecode signal with your recordings.


Here you can choose the device you are plugged into. If you don’t see your device, you can refresh the list and try again.


This setting allows you to turn on and off the Genlock functionality. By default, it’s turned on.

Keep interface alive

If you disconnect your device and you plug it in again, it will automatically reconnect.

About MANUS Core

In this panel you can see which version of MANUS Core and its Dashboard you are currently using.

You can also check for software updates from here.

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