Learn how your Dash Works, and how to enter Passthrough+.
You can use Dash in your Oculus Rift S or Rift to access PC Desktop apps, view and open items in your VR Library, and adjust other system settings and services from anywhere in VR.
To open or close Dash, tap the Oculus button on your right Touch controller while you're in VR. From here you'll have access to multiple Dash panels, which are controllable from your Dash belt. These include:
Passthrough+ is a feature for Oculus Rift S that allows you to step outside your view in VR to see a real-time view of your surroundings. Passthrough+ uses the sensors on your Rift S to approximate what you would see if you were able to look directly through the front of your headset and into the real world around you.
To be able to quickly enter Passthrough+, you'll need to enable it:
Once you enable Passthrough+, you can switch into Passthrough mode by:
Learn how to access your computer's desktop from your Rift S.
With Oculus Desktop, you can open a window to access apps from your computer's desktop inside your VR experience.
To open an Oculus Desktop window in VR:
To control your Desktop window:
Understand how to set up and use Home in Oculus Rift.
In Home, you can “lock” editing your environment, preventing changes to the items and designs you've customized.
To "lock" the design of your Home:
You can unlock your Home arrangement by returning to the settings panel from your Home menu.
Home allows you to customize your VR space, play with interactive objects, show achievements and experiences and browse and interact with your friend's Homes. When you first enter your Home, a tutorial will walk you through the basic functionality. You can re-enable this tutorial later through the Home settings menu if you want to run it again.
Using Oculus Home Menus:
To bring up the Home menus, press the menu button on the left Touch controller or push the menu button on your virtual wristwatch with your finger while in VR. From the menu, you'll have access to multiple Home panels:
Grabbing and Positioning Elements:
When in Home, you can reach out and grab decorative and interactive elements. From a distance, point with your index finger with either hand to bring up a laser pointer and use the grab trigger to grab and reposition the element you have selected. While grabbing an element, you can use your Touch controllers to manipulate its position and rotation:
Using your Oculus Rift S or Rift, your Home can be customized with toys, furniture, artwork and more. You can visit and interact with your friend's Home using Oculus Rift S or Rift.
To visit your friend's Home:
To visit your friend's Home from within VR:
Choose your own videos or browse content by categories, then watch it on a gigantic virtual screen.
When you add your own videos to Oculus Video on your Oculus Rift S or Rift, you can add playback parameters. To add playback parameters, create a .txt file and add it to the folder where you're storing your videos (example: Windows Videos folder on your PC computer).
When creating your .txt file, use the following format and parameters:
movieTitle- If no title is specified, Oculus Video displays the filename as the movie title.
2D- Full screen 2D.
3D- 3D with left and right images in side-by-side anamorphic format.
3DLR- 3D with left and right images in side-by-side anamorphic format.
3DLRF- 3D with left and right images in side-by-side format.
3DTB- 3D with left and right images in top-to-bottom anamorphic format.
3DTBF- 3D with left and right images in top-to-bottom format.
TBE_6_2- 8-channel spatial audio in .tbe format. Learn more about 360 spatial audio.
You can also embed tags into the filename of your media file. For example, naming your media file MyMovie_180x180_barrel.mp4 tells Oculus Video that it's a 2D 180-degree video with barrel-map distortion.
Here's the full list of filename tags:
2D 360-degree Video Tags
360-degree spherical distortion rectilinear format:
360-degree barrel distortion rectilinear format:
360-degree in cubemap format:
3D 360-degree Video Tags
3D 360-degree spherical distortion side-by-side rectilinear format:
3D 360-degree barrel distortion top-to-bottom rectilinear format:
3D 360-degree cubemap top-to-bottom format:
2D 180-degree Video Tags
180-degree in spherical distortion rectilinear format:
180-degree in barrel distortion rectilinear format:
3D 180-degree Video Tags
3D 180-degree in spherical distortion side-by-side rectilinear format:
3D 180-degree in spherical distortion top-to-bottom rectilinear format:
You can use both filename tags and configuration file parameters together. Configuration file parameters take precedence over filename tags.
"title": "Facebook 360 3D Spatial Audio Demo",