Time for an eye break! Can you remember the ‘holodeck’ from ‘Star Trek’? You can just simply create your ‘holodeck’ in your room with HTC Vive. Virtual reality is one thing, but a whole room that can come alive and be your space is a different type of spatial magic. Recreating the reality virtually grabs a boxful set of the device with more than 10 pieces inside. The partnership between HTC and Valve is finally shipping for Vive virtual reality. Unlike other tech gadgets, HTC Vive comes with lots of peripherals. The Vive box is massive, and contained within is everything you need to get hooked with and have a good time.
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HTC Vive runs on high-end gaming PCs. It’s tethered with long cables that run to that PC. But Vive also adds the hardware to interact with spaces with your hands and to walk around too. Pair of motion controllers and two light-emitting boxes turn a space of your own into a mapped grid.
The key components are the headset with the audio and video support, controllers, and the base stations (sensors). To support these three are an array of sync cables, HDMI cables, USB cables, adapters, Link box, mounting kits and mounting pads and chargers.
The headset also comes with lens controller where you can set your lens power for a perfect visualization. Coming to the base station, it acts as the sensors and while setting these two, they should be kept 5 meters away from each other (best is to position them in opposite corners in your space) and it should be mounted high above the player’s head for accurate tracking. HTC also provides two brackets for mounting the base stations. One special feature is that you can set up the angle of the base stations with brackets.
As soon as you’ll plug in the power point of the base station it will turn green and will show ‘b’ and ‘c’ in those two base stations which are the indicators. But if it shows purple colors, that indicates the set up is wrong. And if you don’t have enough space to keep base stations facing each other, you can connect them with a sync cable and just need to change the channel with the ‘channel’ button. Next, comes the controllers. Two controllers of Vive are pretty much handy and light to play with.
Now finally through Link box, you can connect the device to your PC. Then you need to install Valve Steam VR setup into your system which helps you to check if your devices are connected properly or not. As soon as you install it, it will ask you for setting up room scale which can be done through your controller to choose how much space you want as your playing arena. Again you need to locate the floor and for it to locate, just keep the controller on the ground, it’ll calibrate the floor.
Now, you are all set to jump into the virtual reality!
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