To get the best and most immersive experience in High Fidelity, you should use VR equipment such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Only then will you be able to interact with people in 3D, track body movements, and easily engage with the objects around you.
Use these controls on your VR controllers so that you can enjoy your experience in High Fidelity to the fullest.
If you want to jump and fly in VR, you must enable it under Settings > Controls > VR Movement.
While the use of a gamepad is supported, High Fidelity is best experienced with hand controllers like the Oculus Touch, HTC Vive, and Microsoft MR controllers.
Don’t have your own VR equipment? You can still use High Fidelity in desktop mode.
You can enhance your High Fidelity experience using full body motion capture (mocap). High Fidelity currently supports mocap using HTC Vive Trackers.
Vive trackers need to be strapped to the body part you wish to track. You can replace the HMD and hand controllers with trackers if you only need to track the movement of your head and hands.
You can set up different mocap systems:
|Mocap System||Equipment Needed||Recommended Straps|
|Head||HMD or 1 Vive Tracker||Head strap for Vive Tracker|
|Hands||Hand controllers or 2 Vive Trackers||Hand strap for Vive Tracker|
|Head + Hands + Feet||2 Vive Trackers + HMD + 2 Hand Controllers||Foot straps|
|Head + Hands + Feet + Hips||3 Vive Trackers + HMD + 2 Hand Controllers||Hip Strap: Drill a hole in the back of a thick leather belt and attach the tracker using a 1/4” screw.|
|Head + Hands + Feet + Hips + Chest||4 Vive Trackers + HMD + 2 Hand Controllers||Chest straps|
|Head + Hands + Feet + Hips + Shoulders||5 Vive Trackers + HMD + 2 Hand Controllers||Shoulder straps|
You can replace the HMD and hand controllers with trackers if you only need to track the movement of your head and hands.
Configure Your Mocap System¶
Strap your Vive trackers to your body as shown in the image.
Connect your trackers, HMD, and controllers to SteamVR.
In Interface, pull up your HUD or Tablet and go to Menu > Settings > Calibration.
Configure your mocap system by:
- Selecting the right device for your head and hands. If you’re using a head tracker instead of an HMD, click ‘Use HTC Vive Devices in Desktop Mode’.
- Selecting the body position of any additional trackers.
Click ‘Apply and Calibrate’.
Stand in a T-Pose until the timer counts down to zero:
- Feet together
- Arms out
- Head looking straight ahead.
Check to see that each tracker is tracking the corresponding joint on your avatar.
You can also calibrate your trackers without using your tablet. Once you apply your configuration, stand in a T-Pose and hold the following four buttons together for 1 second: Left Trigger, Right Trigger, Left Menu Button, Right Menu Button. You can press the same buttons together for a second to remove your calibration from the trackers.
When you setup your Vive, you choose which way to point the arrow as your reference. During calibration, it is important that you face the same direction. If you can not remember the arrow’s directon, press the Vive System Menu Button and look on the ground for a marker. This is important to make sure your joints are oriented correctly.
|My calibration failed||
|My sensor is jiggling a lot||Make sure the straps on the sensor are tightened.|
|My sensor keeps losing tracking||
Remember to charge your trackers when you aren’t using them so that you don’t have to deal with a low battery tracker negatively impacting your performance.