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VR / AR Resource Guide: Introduction

HTC VIVE

VIVE is one VR hardware with a headset, a pair of sensors and two controllers. It provides immersive virtual reality experience.

 

Hardware setup and troubleshooting:

To make sure your computer is VIVE ready, test it here.

If you encounter any technical issues, please refer to VIVE troubleshooting page for further information. Still don't have your questions answered? Contact your subject librarian Ximin Mi.

 

Games on VIVE Station:

  • The Lab
  • Accounting
  • Trials on Tatooine
  • Quanero VR
  • Acan’s Call
  • Lazerbait
  • NVIDIA VR Funhouse
  • HALP
  • Poly Runner VR
  • Google Earth
  • First Contact

Utopia 360

Utopia 360 is a portal and mobile device for phone virtual reality experience. Each set of device includes a headset, headphones, a USB connector / charger, and blue tooth controller. Check out a Utopia 360.

 

Hardware setup and troubleshooting:

Unlike VIVE and Rift, it does not need to connect to power, internet or a computer to run a VR game. Instead, users simply need to download  available apps on their phone, open the app, install the phone in Utopia 360, and run the VR experience.

If you encounter any technical issues, please refer to Utopia 360 Support page for further information, or, contact your librarian Ximin Mi.

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift is one VR hardware device with one headset, one sensor or two, and a pair of controllers. It provides immersive virtual reality experience with the option for users to sit down or walk around while playing.

 

Hardware setup and troubleshooting:

To make sure your computer is Rift ready, test it here.

If you encounter any technical issues, please refer to Rift Support page for some information. Still don't have your questions answered? Contact your subject librarian Ximin Mi.

 

Games on Rift:

Leap Motion Controller

Leap Motion Controller is a motion controlled software with 180x180 degree tracking beyond arm length. They are installed on all workstations. It could be directly embedded into VR headsets as well as on all modern Android phones. Software works on all modern Android phones.

 

Hardware setup and troubleshooting:

If you encounter any tracking issues with the controller, please refer to LEAP Motion Troubleshooting Guide for assistance. Still have issues? Contact your librarian Ximin Mi

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