Prime 3 Gloves | First Time Setup
Note: This article applies to both Prime 3 Haptic XR Gloves and Prime 3 Mocap Gloves
Note: This article applies to both Quantum Mocap Metagloves and Quantum XR Metagloves.
Start by logging in to our Resource Center. If you don't have an account please create one.
Download and install the latest version of Manus Core Web Installer on our resource center. Manus Core is a background application that handles all of the glove data. Manus Core must be running in order to make use of the gloves.
When you start MANUS Core for the first time, it will take you through a first-time setup to configure your devices and create a profile.
If you have already created a profile you can skip these steps.
First, choose a name for your user profile
For setting up your Prime 3 Haptic XR gloves you can then choose 'Gloves'.
Connecting the Gloves
First, MANUS Core will check for connected gloves and dongles.
Plug in the Dongle
Please insert the Manus Dongle into your computer. This dongle receives glove data and communicates this to Manus Core. One dongle can connect to one pair of gloves.
Pairing the Gloves
Swith on both gloves by moving the switch to the center position and wait for the LED to stop blinking.
Then move the switch in the same direction to the 'pairing' position to enable pairing mode. The switch will automatically return to the center position.
If your devices are connected wired or in the pairing mode, they will light up green. If they are not detected, the icons will remain greyed out.
Connect your gloves with the included USB-C cables to your computer.
The gloves will pop up in the Devices tab under Wired Gloves and can be assigned to a profile from the Profile Settings window.
Once your devices are connected, you will be able to calibrate your Prime 3 gloves.
There are three steps to calibrate each glove.
Make a fist: close your fingers and rest your thumb on the side. Then, wait for the calibration of this step to complete.
Straighten your fingers and bend your thumb. Again, hold still untill the step is complete.
Make a pistol: straighten your index finger and thumb , and close all other fingers. Wait for the calibration to complete.
Do the same for your other glove.
You can recalibrate your gloves from the Users panel or, if you want to recalibrate individual gloves, from the Devices panel.
Calibrating the IMU's
Each finger contains three layers of material connected to the electronics. The top layer contains the IMU sensors which register position and orientation on a 9 degrees of freedom (DOF) grid. The second layer acts as a a support layer to keep all of the sensors aligned. The third layer consists of flexible bend sensors which register the amount of bending the first two digits of each finger does.
Move both hands in a single repetitive motion, like a swimming motion or in a figure 8. Do this for a couple of seconds.
Finish by holding both hands still. Putting them on a table can help.
MANUS Core Viewport
There are two views for the main viewport, Hands View and Scene View.
By default MANUS Core shows the Hands View. This view has a Glove mode and a Data mode.
This view allows you to view your virtual hands. It uses a skeletal hand to best show all the bones in your hands.
This view allows you to look at the data driving your virtual hands. The top three green bars translate to the rotation of the individual joints in the finger digits. The bottom row translates to the sideways motion of each finger.
When Haptic gloves are used you can use this view to test and visualise all haptics. The slider helps you to set the intensity of the vibrations.
This view lets you look at an entire character with live tracking data being applied to it.
When no body-capture data is available (live or playback) your hands data will be applied to a static T-Pose for reference.
Now you should have your Prime 3 Haptic XR gloves up and running to record or stream hand and finger data.
For more in-depth information on the MANUS Core software, please check out the latest knowledge articles for MANUS Core.