HTC Vive controls

HTC Vive controls

This article covers the usage of the HTC Vive controllers in Sansar. For information about other control methods, see Sansar controls.

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Controls for the HTC Vive when visiting worlds. 

World controls

Use these controls while visiting a world:

  • Right trackpad: Rotates the camera.
  • Left trackpad: Move forward, back, left, or right.
  • Double-press left trackpad: Run forward, backward, left, or right.
  • Hold Forward/Up (Right trackpad): Bring up the teleport beam.
    • While holding down, rotate your finger on the right trackpad: Change the direction the avatar faces upon teleport.
    • Release right trackpad: Teleport to targeted location.
  • Press Backward/Down (Right trackpad): Jump. Hold longer to jump higher.
  • Left menu button: Open or close the VR app launcher. Navigate the app launcher using the Vive wands; press any button on the inactive wand to switch hands.
  • Right menu button: Selects the highlighted option.
  • Trigger buttons: Grab dynamic unconstrained objects or the chat app (if open); selects the highlighted option in menu.
  • Gaze on an avatar and hold the trigger button: To gaze on something, move your head and hover the circular bubble within your line of sight over the avatar. See the avatar's name and ID and have access to the mute/unmute and add/remove friend buttons.
  • F5 (keyboard): Toggle between simple and advanced controls.
  • F3 (keyboard): Toggle between first person and third person mode.
  • Crouch: If you crouch low enough, your avatar enters a crouching/sneaking stance and moves slower.

Simple controls: 

  • Right trackpad - Disabled.
  • Left trackpad - Move forward, back, left, or right.
  • Double-press left trackpad: Run forward, backward, left, or right.

Advanced controls: 

  • Right trackpad - Rotates the camera.
  • Left trackpad - Moves avatar forward, back, left, or right.
  • Double-press left trackpad: Run forward, backward, left, or right.

In third person mode:

  • Right trackpad - Moves camera around your avatar.
  • Left trackpad - Moves avatar forward, back, left, or right.
  • Double-press left trackpad: Run forward, backward, left, or right.

Edit mode controls

Use these controls while editing a scene in VR:

  • Right trackpad - Rotate the camera left and right.
  • Left trackpad - Move the camera forward, back, left, and right.
  • Hold Forward/Up (Right trackpad): Bring up the teleport beam.
    • While holding down, rotate your finger on the right trackpad: Change the direction the camera faces upon teleport.
    • Release right trackpad: Teleport to targeted location.
      Note: While in edit mode, the teleport beam will only adjust the camera location point, and not a physical avatar. You can teleport to anywhere the targeting beam touches. You do not need to land on a flat surface. 
  • Trigger buttons - Select/Deselect currently targeted object.
    Note: Select an object again to deselect it. Alternatively, you can also point and select the skybox in order to deselect all selected objects when in multiselect mode (you must have a visible line of sight to the skybox).
  • Rotate controller 180 degrees (look at the palm of your hand) - Opens the tool palette. If you have selected objects, you also gain access to DuplicateDelete, and Lock functions.  You can make selections from the palette by targeting it with the other controller and pressing the trigger.
  • Trigger buttons - Grab and move all currently selected objects.
  • Hold both grip buttons while targeting an object with both controllers - Rotate all currently selected objects.
  • Thumbstick while targeting an object with the grip button held - Move the object closer to or farther from the controller.
  • Hold both grip buttons and one trigger while targeting an object with both controllers - Scale the object's size by moving the controllers together or apart.
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