This page will walk you through the necessary and recommended steps to smoothly conduct a guided VR experience. The steps laid out here will allow you to present on a Local Area Network (LAN) without internet access. Right now, SPIN Guide only works on a LAN with up to 35 headsets.
There are two distinct locations where the use of SPIN Guide takes place. Off-site is in your office, or home, where you will be preparing and provisioning your headsets. On-location is at the location where you will be presenting to a group of people – this could be in a conference room or on the show floor.
Collect your hardware:
- Oculus Go or Oculus Rift headsets
- Laptop or desktop computer
- Wifi router set to Access Point
All of the Oculus headsets should be updated to the latest firmware.
The recommended technical specifications of the computer running SPIN guide are 7th-generation Intel i5 processor with Iris Plus 640 integrated graphics, 16GB RAM, and 4GB HD space. The minimum specifications are 5th generation Intel i5 with Iris Graphics 6100, 8GB RAM, and 200MB HD space.
When setting up the Wifi Router, enter the administration set-up and set the router to be in Access Point mode. Each router has its own interface to do this. We recommend looking at the manufacturer’s manuals to figure out this process. A portable travel router we recommend is the TP Link TL-WR810n.
Pressing play on any of the play button on the icons starts the playback on all devices. The navigation panel controls the playback for all headsets. Play/pause, go next or back in a video, seek along the timeline, restart the video, or stop the guided experience entirely.
Switch to preview mode to see a preview of what the headset see. Go to settings to toggle on Tracking Dots to see where the viewers are looking at any moment.
It is suggested that if you are using a laptop to run SPIN Guide then you should have the laptop plugged in while presenting. Laptops often enter a higher-performance mode when plugged into an external power source. Without having the laptop plugged in SPIN Guide may not operate at peak performance.