Friday, December 23, 2016
Oculus Rift tip: set it up to face away from your PC
When setting up your Oculus Rift, it's a good idea to have it positioned facing away from the PC. Here's why and here's how to do it.
By default, when you setup your Rift, it will have you face your PC. However, there are advantages to having the Rift face away from the PC instead.
- When you're facing away from the PC, the cable will be behind you. It is less likely to be in your way, and less likely to be accidentally jerked.
- If you're facing away from the PC, you're less likely to accidentally punch the monitor or TV.
- If you have friends and family with you, you'll be facing them instead of the PC.
To have the Rift face away from the PC, you'll need at least two sensors. During the Touch setup, you need to position the sensors at opposite corners (you'll need to do that to get either 360 or roomscale VR anyway). You'll later be asked to hold the controller at eye level and then point toward the front of your playspace. This is your chance to face away from your PC before pressing the trigger to declare that direction to be the "front."
That's all there is to it. After you complete the setup process, you'll find that your front is now facing away from the PC.