Question How much room do you need for inside-out tracking?

bongady

Novice Member
I am looking to build a sim racing rig in a 3 foot wide space using an HP Reverb G2 so each side camera would be only 1 foot from a wall.

Will the tracking work?

I thought about creating patterns on the walls to help the cameras out but I don't know if there is a minimum focus distance.
 

SeaFirelIV

Active Member
I`m waiting for the G2 too. However I used the Rift S which has inside out tracking, I believe the G2 works similarly. You should be ok, as long as you have light, but your only issue is the size of the virtual vehicle you`ll be in. You might feel like reaching out further in the car to the right and hit a wall! But other than that you should be fine.
 
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ArmitageShanks

Well-known Member
Agreed, you're going to be bumping your head in something that narrow TBH.
 

SeaFirelIV

Active Member
Agreed, you're going to be bumping your head in something that narrow TBH.

Yea. I think the best way to think of it is imagine a real car in your small room and how limited you would be. It`ll work in VR, just don`t go moving too much!
 

bongady

Novice Member
Thanks for the replies. I have secondhand bucket seats out of a rally car which effectively lock my body in place so I won't be able to hit my head or the G2 on the walls. It will just be my hands that are free so no waving to the crowd when I win a race or making rude gestures at other drivers :)

A well lit area and black shapes painted on the walls to create high-contrast points for the cameras to pick up will hopefully give me accurate tracking.

I just managed to find the G2 spec sheet and it says:-

Tracked area requirements
Standing / seated:No minimum space requirements

so all looks good unless someone has had real life tracking issues using an inside-out system in a corridor?

Now just the long wait for all the hardware to be available to buy.....
 

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