Navigating worlds - Locomotion

Swimming

The way to move around inside of worlds is simple, fast and fun, once you get used to it we think it is the most convenient way to move around in VR, we call it swimming. You can swim around inside worlds in all direction by pressing and holding the Trigger + Grip buttons on either or both hands, doing so will “grab” a point in space and will let you move yourself in relation to that point, a bit like monkey bars in a play ground.

Stepping

  1. Extend your arm
  2. Press and hold the Trigger + Grip buttons
  3. Slowly pull your arm towards you body
  4. Let go of the button

Result: You just took your first step forward, repeating while alternating with both hands to walk faster. Walking can be done in any direction, just grab and pull left/right/up/down or any angle.

stepping

Turning

  1. Put both controllers at chest height
  2. Press and hold the Trigger + Grip buttons on both controllers
  3. Push one hand forward while pulling the other backward (like turning the angle of an imaginary object in your hands)
  4. Let go of all buttons

Result: You just changed your angle in relation to the world around you without turning your body.
Warning: If you tend to get motion sickness in VR try to avoid turning with this method too much or too fast.

turning

Flying

  1. Extend your arm in any direction
  2. Press and hold the Trigger + Grip buttons
  3. Pull your arm towards you body in a fast motion
  4. Let go of all buttons while pulling your arm
  5. Press and hold the Trigger + Grip buttons to stop flying

Result: You just flew through the air by “throwing” yourself through space. The faster your throwing motion is, the faster you will be propelled through the air. This is a fast and super fun way to explore different worlds.
Warning: If you tend to get motion sickness in VR try to avoid turning with this method too much or too fast.

flying

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