Setting up a Guardian allows you to mark out a safe play area within VR and will warn you when you are about to leave that safe area.
*Note: it is not necessary to set up a Guardian to use the OMS VR scenarios. However, if you are using the VR kit alone in a space where you are likely to bump into something, you may want to set up your Guardian before entering the virtual world...*
To set up your Guardian you will need:
- 1 x Oculus Headset
- 2 x Oculus Sensors
- 2 x Oculus Touch Controllers
Firstly, connect your Oculus kit to the relevant ports on your computer.
Then make sure there are batteries in your Oculus Touch Controllers.
Open the Oculus App on your computer.
If your Rift headset has already been set up on this computer you will be prompted to set up your Touch Controllers. Do so by clicking Set Up Touch.
The Welcome screen will appear. Click Next.
You will then be prompted to plug in your sensors and headset. Since you've already done this, each of these should appear with a green tick to indicate it is plugged in. You should see four green ticks.
If you do not see a green tick next to any of the devices, try plugging it in again until the green tick appears.
The Sensor Communication test will now begin. This may take a minute or so. Once complete you will see two green ticks to indicate success. Click next.
You will now be prompted to make sure the glossy side of both of your sensors is facing towards you. Click Next.
Now set your height in VR by entering your height on screen. You can switch between Imperial and Metric units by clicking the toggle circled below.
Now clear the space around you so there is no furniture or other obstacles within three feet of where you are standing.
Place your sensors so that they are at least three feet apart. Tilt the sensors so they are facing upwards slightly. You will also want to direct the sensors so they are slightly angled away from each other.
Set up Sensor Tracking
Follow the steps on screen to set up your sensor tracking.
You may need to adjust the position of your sensors to complete sensor tracking. Follow the instructions on screen to do so.
Set Up Guardian
Follow the instructions on screen to draw out your play area, using your Touch controllers.
*Note: you must have an available play area of at least 3 ft x 3 ft in order to set up a guardian.*
Your guardian is now set.
You will be taken through the Rift personalization and safety messaging before being prompted to enter VR.
When in VR your blue guardian shield will now appear to stop you from leaving your designated play area.