VR Controllers in 4.5

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sunjunkiesi
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VR Controllers in 4.5

Postby sunjunkiesi » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:17 am

Can I just find out if VR controllers are usable in 4.5? I notice in the changelog that there are some vr enhancements, but they are pretty generic sounding.

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Kayla Kinzel
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Re: VR Controllers in 4.5

Postby Kayla Kinzel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:00 am

Hello,

The controllers are only able to be used when creating portals for VR/AR. You can read more in our documentation here:
http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/prepar3d/ ... AROverview

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Kayla
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Re: VR Controllers in 4.5

Postby sunjunkiesi » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:52 pm

OK thanks - the answer I guess here is no. Using VR controllers as "hands" is much more suitable so for now p3d will remain uninstalled on my machine. Currently within x-plane you can use controllers to manipulate yokes, switches, engine controls etc to facilitate muscle memory when remembering work flows and emergency procedures. Having to fumble "in the dark" for controls that will probably not match the location of those in real life (apart from people that have a full cockpit available) does not assist with training at all. How long do you think it will be before p3d has this feature? Until then I am afraid it is not useful as a training aid in VR at all, really only being a showcase for the technology rather than a genuinely useful tool for training.

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Re: VR Controllers in 4.5

Postby Kayla Kinzel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:35 pm

Hello,

We can't discuss and future plans for Prepar3D; however, we appreciate any suggestions and feature requests provided. We're constantly looking for ways to improve the platform and always welcome advice from the community.

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Kayla
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Re: VR Controllers in 4.5

Postby sunjunkiesi » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:19 pm

Thanks Kayla

My advice would be simple. Make this a serious platform for VR by having usable VR controls.


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