The sides. Rotating it along the y axis. The scenario is that I have my hmd on a mount about a meter to the side and slightly behind me. Thus, when I start up, the UI is over to the side and while I can now slide it back in front of me, it’s now at an angle. I can see another scenario if I was standing and I wanted to sit down, so rotating on the x axis (up and down) could be handy as well. Maybe “grab” a button on the sides to rotate on the y axis and another “button” to “grab” on top (or bottom) that would rotate along the x axis?
In theory, I should be able to “grab” that tab and turn a full circle with the display following me. This would require that the UI actually circle the “central” point. Of course, we’d need to be able to move the center as well, in that case. Edit: also the distance from the center. Not sure that this is practical, however.
So that’s why the battery indicators are always missing! We have other “environment” software with their own controller skins but no one ever has the battery indicators! Now I know why! Would be nice if Valve would fix that!
I’ve got remote controlled ac outlets for all of the hardware, but I usually leave everything powered up. I only hit the power button on the hmd. To be honest, while the methods described here are pretty neat (gotta love voice commands!) they all amount to a “hack”. Effective, but a “hack”. At some point, in the far future, there really should be a software “power button” to do the same thing that the button does on the hmd. I’m perfectly happy with it being the “far future”, I was thinking more along the lines of “optimizing the experience” than whether it’s actually needed.
Personally, I use VoiceAttack. At one point, I had a profile set up that kept responding to common comments. Like cursing in a game, the dang thing would pop up and start insulting me! Fun times!
Might be able to get an old Leap Motion going this weekend! Can’t wait!!! (waiting on the adapter)
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