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Skinetic Plugin for Unity

Skinetic SDK plugin is conceived for Unity 2019.4 and above.

The examples were tested on Windows:

  • 2019.4
  • 2020.3
  • 2021.3
  • 2022.2

As for Android, currently the version supported are:

  • 2020.3.14 and above
  • 2021.1.16 and above
  • 2022

Import and prerequisite

To import the Skinetic SDK package in any project, an archive is provided that you can decompress anywhere on your computer.

Then you can manually import it using Unity’s Package Manager using Windows → Package Manager. Then click on + → Add package from disk… and select the folder SkineticSDK.

You can also directly add this folder into the Packages folder of your project which will add it automatically to your project as an embedded package (See Unity’s manual).

Building for Windows

In order to work properly on Windows x64, the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistribuable need to be installed on the computer. They are often already available as various software depend on it.

If they are missing from the computer, they can be obtained on Microsoft Learn.

Building for Android

In order to work properly on Android devices, some options need to be set in the Unity project’s settings:

  • Under Project settings > Player > Publishing Settings > Build

    • Enable Custom Main Gradle Template

    • Enable Custom Gradle Properties Template

      img - windows build settings

  • In the Asset folder, two files are automatically added in the folder Asset/Plugins/Android/;

    • Edit the mainTemplate.gradle file
    • Add in the following line in the dependencies section:
      implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.5.0'
    • Edit the file
    • Add in the following lines at the end:

If the settings are not correctly set, the Bluetooth will always fail to find or connect to any devices.

Plugin General Overview

This plugin is designed to provide easy access to the Skinetic SDK inside Unity for both Android and Windows. When compiling your project, the corresponding platform is automatically enabled, no change is needed to handle the haptic layer.

The plugin relies on several key scripts within the Skinetic namespace:

Licensing Information

Skinetic Plugin for Unity is an integration of Skinetic SDK, which is available under two types of licenses to accommodate different usage scenarios - Commercial and Non-Commercial.

Commercial License

If you are using this plugin for commercial purposes, please refer to the SkineticSDK_commercial_license.pdf file located in the Licenses folder. Ensure that you read and comply with the terms outlined in this file for commercial usage.

Non-Commercial License

For non-commercial use of this plugin, please consult the SkineticSDK_non_commercial_license.pdf file within the Licenses folder. Review the terms specified in the file to ensure compliance with the non-commercial licensing agreement.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require further assistance regarding licensing or usage of Skinetic SDK or its plugins.


Last Version: [1.3.0] - 2023-12-19


  • Experimental Audio Stream: Streaming haptic to standard audio devices
  • Wifi: Can detect and connect to Skinetic device over Wifi4
  • Documentation: Generation of online API documentation on

Older versions

[1.2.1] - 2023-10-09


  • HSD mk.II USB: Detection and connection to HSD mk.II devices
[1.2.0] - 2023-06-21


  • Global Boost: The boost increase the overall intensity of all haptic effects.
  • Pattern and Effect Boost: Each instance has its own boost value using the default Pattern boost, which can be overridden on play.
  • Transformation: Shape-based patterns can be transformed on play by passing three additional parameters: height translation, heading rotation and tilting rotation.
  • Spatial Inversion and Addition: An effect can be triggered with right/left, up/down and front/back inversion or addition.
  • Effect Accumulation strategy: A fallback-pattern feature to alleviate haptic confusion.


  • Stop Fadeout: Remove any duration limitation to allow longer fadeout.
  • Number of simultaneous playing simultaneous samples increased to 10: compatible with the Skinetic firmware 1.1.3 or higher.


  • Boost are now scaled by the volume envelop of the samples
[1.1.2] - 2023-05-23


  • Documentation: Unity Project configuration for Android build
[1.1.1] - 2023-02-20


  • Minor Fix
[1.1.0] - 2023-02-16


  • Bluetooth support


  • Log formatting