Easy Virtual Reality Set Up Guide for Oculus Rift

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Easy Virtual Reality Set Up Guide for Oculus Rift

Before starting please read if your computer meets the System Specifications recommended by Oculus.



1. Installing the Oculus Software

· Go to https://www.oculus.com/setup and click Start Download.
· Once downloaded run the OculusSetup.exe wizard.
· That will install all the needed software for running the Rift.

2. Hardware Setup

· Oculus Rift uses 3 cables to communicate to your computer ( 1 x HDMI & 2 x USB 3.0 ).
· Connect the Rifts HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your Graphic card and the 2 USB cables from Oculus into your USB 3.0 ports located on your mother board.
· The Oculus software that you previously downloaded in step 1 will help you in this process by clearly indicating if your cables are connected successfully.
· Below is a screenshot indicating that both the sensor and the headset card are connected and working ( green OK ).
· Red or Yellow icon indicate that there is some issue with the connection status .





3. Connecting Oculus remote

· To connect the remote to your computer , press and hold the Select Button ( A Button ).
· On the screen you will get a notification that your remote is successfully connected.
· The complete list of commands is displayed on the below image.





4. Oculus sensor setup

· Finding a good place for the Oculus sensor is critical.
· Ideally it will be on a stable surface, 1 to 3 m distance from your sitting / standing point of view.
· It should not have anything standing in its way.





5. Adjusting the Rift to fit you personally .

· To best fit the Oculus use the top and side tabs for adjusting the headset until you feel that it sits centrally in front of your eyes.



· By sliding the underside lens slider you are controlling the lens spacing inside the headset.
· Use this slider to sharpen the image to the best of your view.






6. Oculus Home

Oculus Home will be your first destination once you are finished with your setup.







 
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