Peel off sticker

Remove the sticker from the top of the controller.


Plug into your computer

Use the USB cable included in the box. The shiny side of the controller faces up and the green light faces towards you.


Install software

Download the core software below. For virtual reality, follow our VR Setup Guide to attach the controller to your headset: VR Setup Guide


Choosing Your Download

Choose V2 if you:
  • are a Windows user who wants to use older desktop apps
  • need legacy support for OSX or Linux
  • need legacy support for languages like Python or JavaScript
  • need tool tracking for your project
Choose V4 (Orion) if you:
  • want to use the latest Unity or Unreal integrations for VR and desktop apps
  • want to build on software that will continue to be updated and supported
  • want to implement custom wrappers to support newer language libraries

All downloads licensed subject to Leap Motion SDK Agreement. Other past versions can be found in our Developer Archive.


V2 (Legacy Desktop Apps)

WINDOWS 10 USERS: Changes introduced in the 2017 Fall Creator's Update requires a manual fix. (Note that this is not required for earlier versions of Windows.) Learn how to apply the fix on our forums.


V4 SDK (VR & New Development)