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VR Controller Navigation (Quest 2)

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    Thomas Fabini

    Hi Yuri, hi guys,

    Thomas from IMS here – we did that parking brake (and some other) trainings back in the days. Since then we successfully migrated to Verge3D, did already some projects which work like a charm. Really glad you guys managed to start up Verge3D…

    In my workflow the puzzles in Verge3D where harder to get used to, but now they make up for a well-documented API since I take the code from puzzles and integrate it with our apps once the puzzles do work.

    I’m trying to achieve a more or less basic (first-person) navigation with the Oculus controllers in VR, but right now I’m missing some simple examples with puzzles to get me started. I did check the Snowballs VR demo as well as the physics guide and any posts on the forums related to the topic. I checked the older Cube VR Demo, which in matters of the provided information would really hit the spot, but unfortunately seems outdated.

    Snowballs VR is a great source but the logic of VR controls seems very much intertwined with game logic – it’s very hard to extract only the methods which are related to navigation. The first person controls in the physics guide touch the topic only briefly – implementing input from the VR controllers’ axes for camera movement from there seems like a long shot.

    Basically I’m trying to achieve first-person navigation in a virtual space. Forward-back, left-right movement through the right controllers’ stick axes and maybe left-right rotation added to the camera through the right stick because, in “sitting or standing” VR mode you would achieve an 180 degree rotation with your head, but hardly more (unless you’ve got an incredible mobile neck or spin around in your office chair). This was the problem when playing Snowballs VR while sitting down, too.

    Another problem I hit was clearing out whether physics are or aren’t required for first-person navigation.

    I think that a demo covering the controller and device initialization (keyboard, vr, mobile) like Snowballs VR does but featuring only character-movement and maybe some interaction like picking and dropping would be a good starting point for many users to build upon.

    Best regards,


    Watching this thread :good:

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    Agreed! I think we can make a simple demo (called Virtual Reality) to serve as startup project for VR apps. :yes:

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    Thomas Fabini

    Hi Yuri, thank you very much – that’s great news! :yahoo:


    Hi Yuri, thank you very much – that’s great news! :yahoo:

    Are there any news about this project?

    Thomas Fabini

    Hi bruno5d,

    as far as I can tell, unfortunately not. I don’t assume VR (or more specifically a VR Demo) has been in the main scope of the devs lately.
    I ended up taking the Snowballs VR demo puzzles piece by piece apart and integrating and adapting those parts which contribute to VR and controls in a new project. It’s a long and tedious process.


    YES Please please!!–I took apart snowballs but it was grueling. I would love a VR sandbox that would be compatible with quest controls. It’s a HUGE interest with my clients!


    Raised the priority of this task. :bye:

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    Thomas Fabini

    Thanks Yuri. :good:

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