As the first content development studio in the world, VX Entertainment knows the importance of using cutting-edge visual production technology for educational, entertainment, and professional purposes. With our state-of-the-art in-house technologies, we’re able to share regular access to mixed reality and virtual reality experiences.
However, for those who can’t find their way to VX Entertainment, there are ways that individuals can create their virtual reality room, without breaking the bank.
You can transform a space into a room-scale VR arena by configuring apps and games to provide immersive entertainment. If you’re interested in creating a dedicated “VR Room,” please read on to learn more:
- Secure a comfortable space: What you’ll need is at least 3 feet by 3 feet to move around comfortably. If you’re often seated while using VR gear, there isn’t quite as much need for space. However, if you’re elected to choosing a standing experience, you want the room to move around and reach the corners of the virtual work. Choose a place that’s safe enough to walk around in, clear debris and clutter, as to minimize the threat of injury. The bigger a given space, the higher the opportunities for comfort and exploration. An obstacle-free room is a safe room.
- Aim Higher: If you have an HTC VIVE or another system that provides room-scale experiences, you may want to choose a room that has a high ceiling. This will help in case you’re interested in mounting tracking sensors and testing the placement of light stands and tripods. Also, high ceilings are great because people often flail their arms when using VR. A low ceiling fan can be an issue. Alternatively, consider a low-profile fan or one that sits high, and doesn’t pose the threat of danger.
- Network Requirements: Be sure to check your Wi-Fi and ethernet connections ahead of use, especially if involved in a multiplayer virtual reality experience. Check your signal, and decide if you need a powerline networking solution.
- Check the Surface: When planning a VR room, ensure that you a flat floor that’s suited for movement and exercise. Interlocking foam tiles can guarantee that you’ll be safe if you fall, roll, or tumble. One should also use padded tiles to circle the room.
- Spectator Area: If you happen to have extra space, you can whip up a spectator area, so that friends can watch what’s going on in the virtual world. There would need to be a safe physical barrier between the action and those who’d watch the action on a monitor or television mounted on the wall.
You may also want to want to toss away any covers that cause virtual reality tracking interference. Also, you may want to HMD cables, so that it eliminates the threat of tripping. Additionally, consider tangible props, such as golf club shafts, driving wheels, and other items that look good and can help to enhance the experience.
What are some other ways you might create your virtual reality playpen?