The RacingCUBE is a powerful machine and with that comes a few issues with the first-generation virtual reality headsets. Depending on the settings on the motion platform you might encounter in-game camera “hopping” and the headset becomes uncalibrated. The issues are mostly visible if the simulator moves a lot and therefore motion canceling software is a necessity. This guide explains how to use the software OpenVR-InputEmulator with the RacingCUBE.
You Will Need
Only a few things are needed for this guide and if you have bought the Oculus Rift recently, you will have everything.
• One Oculus Touch Controller
• Two Oculus Cameras
• The latest OpenVR-InputEmulator release
• The latest patch for OpenVR-InputEmulator
Before continuing with the guide make sure SteamVR is installed and configured. If you don’t do that you will not be able to install OpenVR or open the menu.
Setting Up the hardware
Touch Controller: To be able to use the motion cancelling software you will need to have the touch controllers that comes with the new Oculus Headsets, you cannot use the old pointer. Take one of the touch controllers (doesn’t matter which one) and fasten it on top of the seat. Make sure it is tight and cannot move at all as it is used to cancel out the unwanted motions.
Cameras You will need two cameras for this setup and make sure you have got enough space and wire to place them in a good spot. Cameras needs to be placed stationary somewhere off the simulator, they both needs to be able to see the headset and the Touch Controller at all time. Usually placing them at a tall shelf or under the ceiling makes the best spots.
After placing the cameras, calibrate them as you would normally do after setting them up.
Setting Up the Software
Install the OpenVR-InputEmulator software and go to the installation folder. It is usually placed in: C:\Program Files\OpenVR-InputEmulator
In the folder look for startdesktopmode.bat and run it. This will bring up the configuration menu and we can start configuring the motion canceling.
- Choose the controller (NOT HMD showed on the picture).
- Choose Motion Compensation as showed.
- Click on the Motion Compensation Settings button.
- In the menu (Right picture) choose Set Zero or Disables (Whatever you prefer) and go back.
- Click Apply.
You now have motion compensation in the game you want to use. Before starting the game, make sure Camera, HMD and controller is on and active. Start the game and enjoy motion compensation.
This is currently only supported by games running SteamVR or OpenVR, we are working on an easier solution and a non-Steam solution.
I cannot install the software
If you get the message one the picture, it means you have not installed SteamVR.
The startdesktopmode.bat will not open
You also have gotten the above message than, and you need to install SteamVR
Set Zero crashed the program
You have not set up SteamVR, please follow the SteamVR setup guide.