onboarding - oculus quest VR Headset
STEP 1: OCULUS QUEST EQUIPMENT KIT
If you are using an Oculus Quest through the NCAT equipment rental program, ensure upon receiving that items are included in your case (i.e. Oculus Quest Headset, Lens Protector & Case Strap, Headset Protector, Headset Charging Cord, Charging Block, Controllers and Glasses Spacer. Refer to the Oculus Quest Equipment Kit for more information.
STEP 2: OCULUS QUEST DEVICE SETUP
Once you have received your Oculus Quest Kit, it's time to set up the device! In this step you will download and install the Oculus App on your mobile device which is required in order to connect and pair your headset with your wireless network. Check out the Oculus Quest Basics: Device Setup Video to guide you through the process and ensure you are wearing the headset properly. Or if you prefer written directions, check out the Oculus Quest Device Setup Document. Other helpful videos can be found in the Oculus Quest Basics Tutorial Series.
STEP 3: ALTSPACEVR APP INSTALL
Now that you have your headset paired and hooked up to WiFi, you'll need to download AltspaceVR to your Oculus account. Follow these simple steps in the AltspaceVR App Install Guide to set up AltspaceVR on your headset. Once installed, the AltspaceVR icon should appear in the headset. If you are unable to find it, use the search function. To download on alternative systems, visit the AltspaceVR website.
STEP 4: ACCESS THE ALTSPACEVR APP VIA HEADSET
You're getting close! The next step is to open the AltspaceVR app via the Oculus headset and controls. Watch this Quick 1-minute Tutorial or follow along on the Access the AltspaceVR App via Headset written directions to show you how to access AltspaceVR and get you one step closer to accessing your event.
STEP 5: CREATE ALTSPACEVR USER ACCOUNT
Last but not least, you will create your AltspaceVR user account and explore the beginner tutorials! Make sure to take note of your Username, as you may need to provide NCAT with that information for attending certain events. Follow these simple steps in the Guide to Create AltspaceVR User Account, or watch this quick Video Tutorial.
Virtual Space Onboarding Guide
Follow the step-by-step guide for onboarding to a virtual space. NCAT walks you through all of the steps you need to take, from setting up your Oculus Quest headset to attending an event in AltspaceVR.
onboarding - 2D Desktop Client
STEP 1: Download AltspaceVR for 2D Desktop
The first step in onboarding to join AltspaceVR is to download the app to your PC. Follow the Downloading AltspaceVR for 2D Desktop Guide to install onto your computer. Minimum System Requirements for Windows 2D Mode are Windows 10 64-bit, version 1809 or higher, Intel i5, 4 GB RAM, DX9 compatible dedicated GPU, 1GF video memory and 500 MB available space.
STEP 2: CREATE AN ALTSPACEVR ACCOUNT
Once you have successfully downloaded AltspaceVR, launch the application to begin the Account Registration Process. Make sure to take note of your Username, as you may need to provide NCAT with that information for attending certain events.
STEP 3: ATTEND AN EVENT IN ALTSPACEVR 2D MODE
Now that you've downloaded the AltspaceVR app and created your user account, you are officially ready to attend an event! AltspaceVR allows you to search for events, save events to your account, and receive invites. Follow this AtlspaceVR Event Guide that shows you different ways of finding and savings events.
You are all set! Enjoy the AltspaceVR experience. To learn more about what AltspaceVR has to offer, visit their website.
Follow the step-by-step guide for downloading AltspaceVR on your PC computer and interact in 2D mode.
Try not to move around too much using the controllers, just rotate your head/or up/down to look around inside VR.
You Can Always Bail Out
If you experience nausea, remove your HMD immediately. Regain your equilibrium, calm your stomach, and when ready return to the VR environment. Try to remember the movement that caused the sensation and refrain from repeating it.
Know When it's Time to Exit VR
Most importantly, know when it is time to take a break. You know your body, and when it is giving you strong indication that something is wrong, listen. Take a break and get some air. Walk around and realign your equilibrium. Once you feel good again, come back!