StereoKit VS OpenXR-SDK-Source

Compare StereoKit vs OpenXR-SDK-Source and see what are their differences.


An easy-to-use mixed reality library for building HoloLens and VR applications with C# and OpenXR! (by StereoKit)


Sources for OpenXR loader, basic API layers, and example code. (by KhronosGroup)
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StereoKit OpenXR-SDK-Source
7 5
693 404
2.6% 2.5%
9.6 7.3
2 days ago 2 days ago
C++ Python
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of StereoKit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-20.


Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenXR-SDK-Source. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-03.
  • Stereoscopic Rendering for VR from Scratch?
    2 projects | | 3 Jan 2022
    I‘d recommend to take a look at the Hello_Xr sample in the OpenXr repository here:
  • Beginner friendly tutorial of openxr
    3 projects | | 4 Dec 2021
  • Interfacing OpenXR Extensions
    2 projects | | 15 Apr 2021
    There is only one mainstream OpenXR loader implementation, the one from Khronos. Older OpenXR loader versions did export extension functions "by accident", but it was fixed quite a while ago
  • openxr initialization/application detecting VR
    2 projects | | 4 Mar 2021
    OpenXR API layers are like Vulkan API layers. There are two API layers that are provided by default, one to dump api calls and one to validate api calls. Those layers are now included in the openxr_loader_windows-*.zip on the OpenXR-SDK-Source releases page but you probably have to set the XR_API_LAYER_PATH environment variable or some registry key on windows for the loader to find them. Documentation:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing StereoKit and OpenXR-SDK-Source you can also consider the following projects:

openvr_fsr_app - Management Gui for OpenVR FSR PlugIn

OculusQuestMixedRealityForiOS - Mixed Reality app for iOS

GLTFQuickLook - macOS QuickLook plugin for glTF files

unity-webxr-export - Develop and export WebXR experiences using Unity WebGL

NativeRenderingPlugin - C++ Rendering Plugin example for Unity

OpenXR-MixedReality - OpenXR samples and preview headers for HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality developers familiar with Visual Studio

LinusTrinus - TrinusVR streaming server for Linux

lovr - Lua Virtual Reality Framework

AdvancedMovement - Advanced Movement Module for Pavlov VR (AMM)

model_viewer.dart - A Flutter widget for rendering interactive 3D models in the glTF and GLB formats.

OpenXRProvider - Provides application and engine developers a simpler method to access OpenXR runtimes (e.g. SteamVR, Oculus, WMR, Monado, etc) without having to wade through the intricacies of directly using the raw OpenXR Loader library.