Developing without the Varjo headset

You may encounter situations where you would like to begin development already before receiving the Varjo headset. Maybe you are still waiting for the delivery of your device or want to test your development skills. This is the section that will allow you to test your project without the device itself. Please note that some functionalities, such as interactions and eye tracking, cannot be tested without the device.

Viewing the compositor window

In the Varjo Base, under the Developer tool choose Analytics window.

This will open up the Varjo Compositor window on your computer.

In the Compositor window, rendering is initialized with a fixed number of viewports. You can change the amount viewports using controls located at the bottom of the compositor window.

Controls also allow you to visualize the eye tracking target (if such functionality is present in your application), record screen, and take screenshots.

Starting from VarjoBase 1.4 users can emulate movement of the headset without the actual headset. Click the Mouse and WASD button to enable this function, and you can rotate view by clicking and dragging mouse in the compositor view, move in space with WASD keys and spin with Q and E keys.

You can see performance of your application live by turning on Performance overlay by clicking on Performance button in the bottom.