Valve releases 3D models for modding the VR Index headset

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  • Valve Index: Create your own mods and accessories for the VR headset

The Valve Index VR headset has finally been available since last week, and the first testers are unanimously convinced. Valve is now looking to seduce the community of hardware modding fans as well as accessory manufacturers.

To do this, the creator of Steam has just released 3D files on GitHub allowing create props or mods for the Index. There are both high definition and low definition models for the helmet, Knuckles controllers and SteamVR Lighthouse tracking stations.



These models are offered under the Creative Commons license, and can therefore be downloaded and used by anyone to develop their creations. However, it is prohibited to market these creations without the permission of Valve.

Valve Index: Create your own mods and accessories for the VR headset

Delivery charges instructions are obviously provided to help people get started. The American firm notably reveals more details on the operation of the "Frunk" (front trunk), this small compartment containing a USB port integrated into the front of the headset. Modders will be able to use it to connect extensions to the device.

In order to guide modders, Valve unveils several examples of accessories. The “booster” for example makes the controller more comfortable to hold, while a padded face mask can be made to replace the mask. However, the creator of Steam wishese let the community give free rein to their imagination...





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