SimLab VR Viewer for Students and Trainees
- Signing Up
- Running Shared VR Lessons
- VR Lesson Navigation and Interactions
- VR Viewer Settings
- Accessing files on Quest, Android, Pico, and iOS without a network connection
- Mixed Reality Collaboration support
Students and Trainees
If you are a Student and Trainee and a Teacher or an Administrator has shared a VR Lesson with you, you will receive an email requesting you to join the organization and activate your account to be able to view the shared VR Lesson.
From the received email, click Join.
once you click Join, the account information dialogue will appear.
Running Shared VR Lessons
Accessing the Shared VR Experience
Once you are Signed in to your account in SimLab VR Viewer, click on the tab that has your organization's name.
Running The VR Experience
Once a VR Lesson has been selected, its name and description along with the name of the person who shared it with you will be displayed in the Selected Item Panel to the right, additionally, you will find 2 buttons to run the Experience in Desktop Mode or VR Mode.
If you are using a Windows or macOS computer and you do not have a VR headset, you can Run VR Experiences in Desktop Mode where you will be using the mouse and keyboard to navigate the scene and interact with objects.
With VR Mode you can run the VR experience using PC VR headsets which are VR headsets that are attached with a cable to a computer.
Supported VR devices are :
HTC Vive / HTC Vive Pro
Oculus Quest / Oculus Quest 2 / Oculus Rift / Oculus Rift S
Pico Neo 2 / Pico Neo 3
Pairing Wireless Devices
2. Run SimLab VR Viewer on the wireless device and click on Sign in at the top Right corner
3. Insert the pairing code that shows on your device into your PC.
4. Click pair, then the device should appear on the pairing devices list, you can rename it or delete it from this list as well.
5. click the Refresh button on your device, then all of the shared models will be displayed.
6. Select the desired model to run it on the wireless device.
VR Lesson Navigation and Interactions
If you are running the VR Lesson in Desktop Mode, you are going to be using the mouse and keyboard to navigate the scene and interact with objects.
Watch This tutorial to learn about Desktop navigation
Move around : W A S D keys or the Arrows on the keyboard.
Sprint : Hold Shift on the keyboard while moving.
Look around: Move the mouse.
Jump : Spacebar.
To trigger an object in the scene, hold the left click and aim towards an object then release to trigger it.
Grabbing and Grabbable Sequences
To grab objects freely or to use Grabbable Sequences, aim at an object then right click to reveal the grabbing hand, then hold left click to grab an object.
If you are running the VR Lesson in VR Mode, you are going to be using the Controllers to navigate and interact with objects.
Watch This tutorial to learn about VR navigation
Move around :
- Physically moving around will move you in VR.
- Use the Arrows or W A S D on the Keyboard.
Look around :
- Move your head physically to look around you in VR.
- Move the joystick or the track pad left and right.
- Move the Mouse.
Teleporting : Hold the joystick or the trackpad on your controller then aim towards a location on the ground then release to teleport there.
Flying : When flying is enabled, push the joystick or the trackpad on the left controller and aim the joystick in the direction you want to fly.
To trigger an object in the scene, hold the trigger button on the controller and aim towards an object then release to trigger it.
Grabbing and Grabbable Sequences
To grab objects freely or to use Grabbable Sequences, touch the virtual controller in VR to the target object and while it intersects the object hold the trigger button on the controller.
VR Viewer Settings
Users can control the rendering quality from the viewer settings.
Running a PC with good video card on desktop the user can switch to Ultra rendering, which takes advantage of the new lumen rendering in unreal 5.
Enable/disable walking with controllers in VR.
Enable touch screen (if using a PC connected to a touch screen)
Select the interface language (Users in different countries asked for that).
Select the default Mic for notes, and voice commands
If the user finds experience to be slow for providing great FPS for VR, the value can be lowered in settings to get a smooth VR experience.