[openal] openAL and game engines
hamiltt at tcd.ie
Mon Nov 9 13:25:02 EST 2015
I'm looking at using spatialised audio with 3d virtual environments for
my bachelors thesis. After getting openAL soft up and running and trying
out a few HRTF demos, it seems ideal.
While I'm aware unity and unreal engines have support from FMOD, wwise
and the new 3dception, I think it would be cool to use openAL with one
of these engines. While exploring how one could integrate openAL into
these frameworks, I've ran into a few walls that I was hoping someone
here can help me with.
As unreal uses c++ and one can link 3rd party libraries, I imagine it
wouldn't be too hard to use openAL with it, does anyone here know if
that's possible/been done before?
Unity uses c# but one can use native plugins, for example heres a way to
create an instance of a c++ plugin:
Again I'm wondering if anyone has tried this before or knows if its
Another option I want to explore is sending OSC data from unity using
this unity plugin:
The idea being to send listener position information(and potentially
sound sources etc) via OSC to some persistent program with an openAL
context that can grab these OSC packets and update the sound
accordingly. Something similar to what this guy did with supercollider
Any help would be really appreciated, thanks!
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