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Hand Tracking Plugin

Just2Devs - Code Plugins - Jun 7, 2021

The Hand Tracking Plugin brings new functionalities to the oculus quest hand tracking feature.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.26 - 4.27, 5.0
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.


The Hand Tracking Plugin brings a host of new features to hand tracking on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2. Using the plugin you can easily integrate grabbing, teleporting, gesture recognition, outline effects for hands/objects and laser pointers to interact with widgets/objects.

Using the custom oculus hand component provided by the plugin you can easily turn on and off any of the features provided. Each of these features can be fine tuned with several properties to behave as you expect them to.

The advanced grabbing system let you specify as many custom grips as you want for each actor both in blueprints and in the viewport. The grips will also let you detail what hand is allowed to grab, the hand pose to play and more. Thanks to the grips in editor tool you will be able to position the grips with precision and visualise in editor the final grip result.

The laser pointers will provide widget interactions as well as objects interactions out of the box. Using the primary and secondary pinch actions you will be able to click and scroll through widgets as well as interact with objects in several ways. The plugin offers two out of the box examples of laser pointers (including a replica of the quest home one), however, you can create your own custom laser pointer class to make it look and feel the way you want.

The gesture recognition component allows to create custom gestures assets and recognise them at runtime. The custom in-editor tools of the component will let you easily pick the event to fire for each gesture when recognised.

The point locomotion component will let you easily integrate movement in your pawn. Its many properties will let you customise what the point locomotion looks like in VR and how it behaves.

Technical Details


  • Custom Oculus Hand Component
  • Gesture Detection
  • Hand Outline
  • Mobile friendly objects outline
  • Point Locomotion Component
  • Grab & Pickup items
  • Laser Pointer
  • Button UI
  • Slider UI
  • Oculus Home Quick Menu system
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Custom Virtual Keyboard Layout

Code Modules:

  • Hand Tracking Runtime
  • Hand Tracking Editor

Number of Blueprints: 2

Number of C++ Classes: 29

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2

Supported Target Build Platforms: Android