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Installation on Windows

CaraVR is distributed as a software download from our website. To install CaraVR on a computer running Windows, follow these instructions:

Note:  Throughout the following instructions, replace <version> with the Nuke release you're using.

1.   Download the following file from our website at www.foundry.com/products/cara-vr:

CaraVR_2.1v4_Nuke_<version>-win-x86-release-64.zip

2.   Unzip the file you downloaded.
3.   Double-click on the .exe file to launch the installer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install CaraVR.
4.   Proceed to Licensing.

Installing CaraVR from the Command Line

To install CaraVR from the command line, do the following:

Note:  Throughout the following instructions, replace <version> with the Nuke release you're using.

1.   Download and unzip the following file from our website at www.foundry.com/products/cara-vr:

CaraVR_2.1v4_Nuke_<version>-win-x86-release-64.zip

2.   To open a command prompt window, select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
3.   Use the cd (change directory) command to move to the directory where you saved the installation file. For example, if you saved the installation file in C:\Temp, use the following command and press Return:

cd \Temp

4.   To install CaraVR, do one of the following:

To install CaraVR and display the installation dialog, type the name of the install file without the file extension and press Return:

CaraVR_2.1v4_Nuke_<version>-win-x86-release-64

To install CaraVR silently so that the installer does not prompt you for anything but displays a progress bar, enter /silent after the installation command:

CaraVR_2.1v4_Nuke_<version>-win-x86-release-64 /silent

To install CaraVR silently so that nothing is displayed, enter /verysilent after the installation command:

CaraVR_2.1v4_Nuke_<version>-win-x86-release-64 /verysilent

Note:  By running either of the silent installs of CaraVR, you agree to the terms of the End User License Agreement. To see this agreement, refer to Foundry's End User License Agreement or run the installer in standard, non-silent mode.

Installing Oculus Rift

Windows support for Oculus Rift DK2 and CV1 requires you to install SDK version 1.3. The SDK is installed as part of the Oculus Setup procedure. Refer to the accompanying documentation supplied by Oculus.

See Reviewing Your Work for more information on using headsets.

For the full Rift experience, Oculus recommend the following system:

NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater

Intel i5-6400 equivalent or greater

8 GB+ RAM

Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output

sensor and 1x USB 2.0 port

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or newer, plus the DirectX platform update

The latest Oculus drivers come with the Oculus Setup utility, available here: https://www3.oculus.com/en-us/setup/

Installing HTC Vive/Vive Pro

Windows support for the HTC Vive and Vive Pro requires that you install Steam and SteamVR as well as some additional hardware. Refer to the following setup procedure for more information http://www.vive.com/us/setup/

See Reviewing Your Work for more information on using headsets.

For the full Vive experience, Steam recommend the following:

NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater

Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater

4 GB RAM

Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10

Installing StarVR

Windows support for the StarVR DK3 headset requires that you install version 1.0.0 of the StarVR SDK, available from the Developers section of the StarVR website.

Note:  Other versions of the SDK may work, but have not been fully tested.

See Reviewing Your Work for more information on using headsets.

Minimum system requirements:

Windows 10 64-bit

NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080

NVIDIA Driver 398.11

16 GB RAM