Get Started with Google VR in Unreal

This page describes how to set up your development environment to create Daydream and Cardboard applications in Unreal Engine 4.

Setup

Download and build the latest version of the Unreal Engine with Google VR.

Create a Google VR project

Follow Epic's Google VR Quick Start guide to setup a new project. At the end, you will have a simple Google VR application running on Android.

Changes since the Quick Start was written

Stereo Rendering and head tracking are enabled automatically for the DefaultPawn when using the Google VR plugin. However, we recommend developers create their own Camera Actor or explicitly add a Camera Component to their DefaultPawn with Lock to HMD checked. Google VR will automatically apply a neck model in these cases, improving the user experience. Developer can use the blueprint function SetNeckModelScale to adjust the neckmode offset.

Next steps

You're now set up for developing Cardboard applications! Daydream applications have a few more pieces, which we explain in our guide on how to Daydream in Unreal.