When viewing projects in VR mode, it’s important that each viewer adjusts their set-up to ensure a clear, comfortable and optimal viewing experience. The reason being: everyone has a different head size, eye distance, and focus preference.
Some VR headsets for mobile phones have manual adjusters, similar to binoculars, allowing the viewer to control the lenses in the headset to better align with the centre of their eyes. This is concept is called the inter-pupillary distance (IPD) and is the distance between a viewer’s pupils. The IPD can vary quite a lot between different viewers.
Fixed format VR headsets, like Google cardboard, do not have any adjusters. The cheaper nature of these headsets offsets its ability to optimise the experience for the viewer.
THE VRTY DIGITAL FOCUSING TOOL (DFT)
We have a proprietary and patented feature to help customise the viewing experience for each person. The VRTY Digital Focusing Tool (DFT), allows for in-project focusing on any device and with any VR headset.
Now you can have optimal viewing no matter the headset type, the phone, or the viewer requirements.
HOW TO USE THE VRTY DFT
1. Activating the DFT:
- Place your mobile device, with project loaded, into your VR headset and place up to your eyes.
- Use the button/feature on your VR headset to interact with the mobile phone screen, or use your finger to tap the screen once on a Google cardboard headset – this will bring up the VRTY logo onto the screen.
- The VRTY logo features 4 arrowheads: one above, below, to the left and to the right of the centre icon.
- Use the Trigger Dot in the centre of the screen to activate the focussing features by positioning the dot over one of the arrowheads.
- To stop using the VRTY DFT, just look away from the feature and the tool will disappear.
- Viewers can use the VRTY DFT at anytime or point in their VR experience.
2. Adjusting Field of Vision (Wider View)
- By moving your head, position the Trigger Dot over the Top Arrowhead of VRTY logo.
- This will cause the screen Field of Vision to zoom out, giving you a wider view of the experience.
- To stop the widening, just move the Trigger Dot away from the Top Arrowhead.
3. Adjusting Field of Vision (Narrower View)
- By moving your head, position the Trigger Dot over the Bottom Arrowhead of VRTY logo.
- This will cause the screen Field of Vision to zoom in, giving you a narrower view of the experience.
- To stop the narrowing, just move the Trigger Dot away from the Bottom Arrowhead.
4. Adjusting the IPD (Smaller Value)
- By moving your head, position the Trigger Dot over the Left Arrowhead of VRTY logo.
- This will cause the dual images on the screen to move closer together, giving you a smaller value IPD.
- To stop the movement, just move the Trigger Dot away from the Left Arrowhead.
5. Adjusting the IPD (Larger Value)
- By moving your head, position the Trigger Dot over the Right Arrowhead of VRTY logo.
- This will cause the dual images on the screen to move further apart, giving you a larger value IPD.
- To stop the movement, just move the Trigger Dot away from the Right Arrowhead.