Hi everyone. I still had some questions before my Rift arrives.
I wanted to do a 3-sensor setup, so I ordered an new sensor. Now there's a few things that I'm not clear on regarding the setup:
I know generally speaking you want to set up the sensors on a high place, angling them down towards the play area, but I'm still iffy on ranges. I'd read conflicting reports on how accurate the tracking is when farther away.
Ex: I was planning on putting two of the sensors up on two book shelves in front of me. These two sensors would be about 6-7 feet apart from each other, and somewhere between 8-9 feet away from the play area. The third sensor was going to be placed either on another bookshelf a little off to the side behind me, or mounted on the ceiling. This third sensor would be upwards of 15-16 feet distant from the first two sensors. Is this too far?
I was also thinking of picking up these cables: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DMFB5OK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cooleobrad-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00DMFB5OK&linkId=a40164e1cb2f3e730bbb676f6fed7b28
Anyone have experience with these or have a better suggestion?
The USB situation.
-I have an Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard. This is flush with USB 3.0 ports. I have 10 USB 3.0 ports on the back panel alone. Do I still need to buy a separate USB card? I am uncertain if people purchase the card because of the lack of USB 3.0 ports on their computer, or if there's another reason I would need to do so.
How easy is it to actually scratch the oculus lens? Reading some stories I get the impression that it scratches like a hot knife through butter. Is this the case with the CV 1 model (I assume that's the one in the summer sale)? I ordered 44mm Healingshield covers just in case, but I don't like to stick things on unless its necessary. Has anyone had any experience with these?
Has anyone tried out the VR lens inserts? I do wear glasses, but I'm more or less resigned to putting in contacts again if I have to. If you have, how well do they work? Is there any image distortion? Are they easy to remove---I can't assume that anyone else that I might want to let try would happen to have the same prescription.
Thanks for your patience. I'm completely new to VR and it's a little bit more in depth than I was expecting.