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Can you have a 4th camera that's dedicated to your desktop?

HanoverHanover Posts: 549
Neo
Sometimes I just want to sit at my desk and play Elite Dangerous.  The problem is I have three cameras set up for a roomscale experience so they are mounted on the walls and my desk is outside of the play area.  Could I add a fourth camera that just sits on my desk like the original, pre-touch setup for my sit down/gamepad games?
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  • edmgedmg Posts: 1,158
    Wintermute
    edited April 2017
    I have one at my desk and two on stands in the corners, but all three can (just) see me when I'm sitting in front of the PC.
  • MarkusWoMarkusWo Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    No, I don't believe this is a good idea. While you can add a 4th sensor, it will expect to be calibrated with the rest of them, so may not like being off in a different place. If there is some overlap of the sensors it could work, but it's hard to say for sure.


    I have the same problem as Hanover. Why isn't it possible to have several play-area profiles?
    So you could choose between "in-front-of-PC" and "360°-play-area"...
    And with every profile you could choose wich cameras are active.

  • MervinRaeMervinRae Posts: 41
    Brain Burst
    edited April 2017
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    Why isn't it possible to have several play-area profiles?

    So you could choose between "in-front-of-PC" and "360°-play-area"...
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    This should go into the development process of the rift.

    I would love to be able to play a seated experience in my armchair and I would love to have standing/roomscale experiences as well.

    I would love to have a third (or fourth) camera pointing at my armchair.

    The possability of this should be implemented in the Oculus Rift software. Best would be even without profiles, just a supplemental camera that covers some independent space - or with profiles, so that just the cameras needed do start.

    I can not imagine that it is difficult to build in different playarea-profiles. I think more that this is a great idea.

    + that too:

    VRoaaar said:
    Can we please get setup profiles so we can easily switch between 2 and 3 sensors? I have 2 sensors installed permanently, but the third one can only be used temporarily because of the cable running through the room. I only connect the third sensor when I need room scale. But then I need to go through the setup process again...


  • MervinRaeMervinRae Posts: 41
    Brain Burst
    edited April 2017
    Ups, not sure were my post went..

    In short: I do want to play a seated experience from my armchair and play standing experiences so I have the same problems/wishes like the above posters.

    To implement profiles is a great idea to enhance the usage of the rift. Same goes for third cameras that are only occasionally plugged in just for certain roomscale experiences as the cable and placement comes unhandy for a permanent set-up.


  • DTHDTH Posts: 260
    Nexus 6
    also, you could set up profiles for family members or if you are dating for different heights of everyone with the same size play area.  Lots of things could happen in years to come.  I would like it to me months. 
  • HanoverHanover Posts: 549
    Neo
    My desk is directly under one of the cameras.   So I think I'd have to point it downwards more.  My rear-corner camera would be blocked by my high-backed chair.  I'll just try sitting at my desk and seeing what happens and hopefully adjust my cameras so I can do both.  
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  • MervinRaeMervinRae Posts: 41
    Brain Burst
    elboffor said:

    Please do so, work a bit on it when you have the muse - that would be great! : )
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    edited April 2017
    Well my misses os gonna have a child in the next couple of weeks so I'll not be at work  (im a dev at work so dont really enjoy doing it at home as well) but spending 4 weeks away from visual studio will send me stir crazy so chances are I'll do it then.
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  • MervinRaeMervinRae Posts: 41
    Brain Burst
    Congrats on the child!! Best wishes to your family!
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    Thank you very much :)
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  • HanoverHanover Posts: 549
    Neo
    I managed to slightly adjust all the cameras and it seems to be working okay.  I guess I was underestimating the FOV.
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