PSEye Software Setup (Windows)

Guido Sanchez edited this page Mar 29, 2017 · 38 revisions

Overview

There are many different ways to get the PS Eye working on a Windows PC. This is pretty confusing, so expect to be confused.

Driver Cost Notes
IPISoft PS3EYEDriver Free Supports multiple cameras. Applications like ex. skype cant see the cameras. The most easy PSEYE driver setup !
PS3EYEDriver Free Wraps libusb. Open source and continues to be worked on so sometimes can be flaky. Supports as many cameras as there is bandwidth for. Instructions are below.
CL Eye Platform Driver $2.99 USD Exposes the camera as a DirectShow object so can be used easily by this and other software (e.g. Skype, I think, no guarantees). Only supports one camera.
CL Eye Platform SDK $4.99 USD Supports multiple cameras. Only works if you use your own (non-redistributable, developer version) CLEyeMulticam.dll. Delete the dll that comes with PSMoveService to use the DLL that gets installed with the SDK.
CL Eye redistributable + registered camera $?? USD * n_cameras Apparently, after you register your cameras, the redistributable CLEyeMulticam.dll that we supply works. I don't think I ever correctly registered my camera so I don't know if it actually works.

Setup the camera drivers

Option A) IPIsoft PSEYE Driver Installation

NOTE: If you have already install libusb based drivers, please uninstall those drivers first in Windows device manager

This installation option is very simple. Just download the driver for your Windows OS architecture and all PSEYE Cameras should be recognized. IPISoft is software for Motion Capture Full Body system. This PS3Eye driver was not originally intended to be used with PSMoveService (opensource software), though it does appear to work. Therefore, please do not spam the support of IPISoft with questions about this driver. Use at your own risk.

Downloads:

64-bit OS:

http://files.ipisoft.com/drivers/PlayStation3_Eye_iPi-x64.msi

32-bit OS:

http://files.ipisoft.com/drivers/PlayStation3_Eye_iPi-x86.msi

Result in 'Device Manager', tested successfully in Windows 10 x64:

Source info: http://docs.ipisoft.com/User_Guide_for_Multiple_PS_Eye_Cameras_Configuration

Option B) Libusb PSEYE Driver Installation

The instructions below apply to our customized version of the PS3EYEDriver wrapper around libusb.

Libusb Driver Pre-Install

Download UsbDeview from Nirsoft.net. This is a handy utility for showing all connected usb devices attached to your system and what drivers they are running. Once downloaded, launch usbdeview.exe.

  1. After you have plugged in the PS Eye camera you should see entries for the camera and the microphone of the ps3 eye.
    • The cameras take a lot of USB bandwidth. This is especially a concern if using more than one camera. We have some tips here on how to manage your camera-connections. Also see what Oculus has to say on the matter.
  2. Under the "service name" column for the camera you should see "usbccgp" for the camera device and "usbaudio" for the audio device. a. If you don't see "usbccgp" for the camera, right-click on the entry with the purple dot and select "uninstall selected devices", after which, unplug the ps3eye camera, and then plug it back in.
  3. Close usbdeview

Libusb Driver Install

Download the Zadig usb utility from here. This is another handy usb utility for installing custom usb drivers. In our case we're going to use it to install the libusb driver over the top of the default Windows driver for the PS Eye camera. Once downloaded, Launch zadig_2.2.exe.

  1. From the options menu launch select "List all devices"
  2. From the device list drop down select "USB Camera-B4.09.24.1 (Interface 0)"
  3. From the driver drop down select "libusb-win32 (v 1.2.6.0)"
  4. Click the Install Driver option
  5. There should be a few second delay and then it should say "driver installed successfully"

Libusb Driver Post-Install

  1. Launch usbdeview.exe again.
  2. You should now see an entry in the "service name" column for the PS3Eye camera that says "libusb0" a. If you don't see "libusb0" for the camera, right-click on the entry with the purple dot and select "uninstall selected devices", then unplug the ps3eye camera, then plug it back in, and try reinstalling the lib usb driver.
  3. Close usbdeview

Testing

Now that the camera drivers are installed you should be able to run test_camera.exe and see a video feed (640x480/60Hz) for each camera you have plugged in (up to 3 cameras max).

If test_camera.exe closes immediately, or the video feed is stuck on a solid color, don't panic. This is sadly a common occurrence, especially on a initial setup. It's quite likely that you have to do some driver shenanigans in zadig to make this work.

If that worked the first time, please take a moment to celebrate your good fortune. Then launch PSMoveService.exe. You should see messages about any attached cameras getting opened in the log window.

Then launch the PSMoveConfigTool.exe and open the "Tracker Settings" and "Test Video Feed" sub menu. If your camera is set up properly then this should show you the images from the camera at 640x480/60Hz. While you have the video feed up, it's also a good time to grab the move controller and see if the frame encompasses enough of your intended interaction area with the controller.

Also when the PS Eye camera is recording you should see the red LED turn on. Sometimes this light will get stuck on in the event of an application crash. Most of the time it won't matter, but you can reset the camera simply by unplugging it and then plugging it back in again.

Proceed to the next step

PSMove-Bluetooth-Pairing

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