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    Some different unofficial workarounds to try out for now:
    1) http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comme...hout_the_rift/

    2) "Unreal Engine 4 supports all the major devices and you don’t need to perform any hassle to setup your project for VR. Just make sure that the correct plugins are loaded for your HMD under Edit > Plugins."
    From there find "Virtual Reality" category fromenable "basic HMD" plugin (stereo quality is quite bad)
    After that "Play game as" Menu in Unreal Engine will have non-grayed out Virtual Reality (stereo) mode (where you normally can choose Play In Editor or Stand Alone mode, etc)

    3) Community Plugin for Cardboard (not sure if its updated/works)
    https://github.com/NivalVR/UE4Cardboard

    4) https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...7236-Cardboard
    by DRob

    that is all just about "stereo" mode, controlling using sensors is not supported, probably.

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    Definitely interested in testing and working on this.

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    cardboard

    Check my thread https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...7236-Cardboard
    Maybe this is a cardboard option for you.

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    i join to news too.. anything?

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    Any news about the google cardboard plugin?

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    You can now test several demo applications on your Android device (Android 5).

    More info on
    https://inmagicwetrust.wordpress.com...ions-released/

    -Michael

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    Originally posted by virtuellerealitaet View Post
    Yes, I am planning to release it after setting up some nicer environment scene and after adding some basic hands-free interaction.
    Currently I am using a wifi keyboard for commands. Head gestures are one possibility. The cardboard button in form of a one-button menu
    is another option. Additional devices are a third alternative. I am still not sure about the appropriate solution.

    -Michael
    I've been thinking about the hands free interaction.

    I think the head gestures is going to have to be the only option, with hardware (like the wireless keyboard) as an extra for personal viewing optimisations.

    A vertical slider of some kind could be the good option.

    That way, the user tilts their head up and down until some kind of reference image looks appeasing.

    I think we have to assume the user will need some kind of button (magnetic or, like the Cardboard V2, touch) in order for configuration to be intuative.

    One way to do the configuration WITHOUT a button would be to do the above, but allow the user to pan horizontally outside a panning threshold (illustrated by say a slider across the centre of the screen) this of course is going to require some technological investment and tweeking. It would also not be that intuative for the users? But just an idea.

    Otherwise have you considered launching without the personal viewing optimisations features, or just simple UML buttons, for now?

    Best

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    Originally posted by virtuellerealitaet View Post
    Yes, I am planning to release it after setting up some nicer environment scene and after adding some basic hands-free interaction.
    Currently I am using a wifi keyboard for commands. Head gestures are one possibility. The cardboard button in form of a one-button menu
    is another option. Additional devices are a third alternative. I am still not sure about the appropriate solution.

    -Michael
    DISCLAIMER: I have no idea if this is going to help you along, but here's what I know from experience so far.

    I know there are some bluetooth clickers on the market. They simulate a tap on the screen/Using the Magnet Clicker. VR interaction on a controller free platform has 2 main interactions right now. Using a click of some kind (like the clicker or cardboard magnet) in combination with a reticle, or a lookAt interaction of sorts, either time based or rollOver based, depending on the kind of interaction you're looking to have happen. Hope that shoots you into the right direction, or helps a bit. WAA! and Vanguard V are great examples of the clicker-less interaction.

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    Originally posted by The_Distiller View Post
    Nice job Michael! Do you plan to release your plugin once you're happy with it?
    Yes, I am planning to release it after setting up some nicer environment scene and after adding some basic hands-free interaction.
    Currently I am using a wifi keyboard for commands. Head gestures are one possibility. The cardboard button in form of a one-button menu
    is another option. Additional devices are a third alternative. I am still not sure about the appropriate solution.

    -Michael

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    Nice job Michael! Do you plan to release your plugin once you're happy with it?

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    Originally posted by MrScratch View Post
    Unfortunately, the referenced post is about a year old. I am not sure why Unreal 4.8 got no support for Cardboard till today. In my opinion Every modern Android smartphone is capable for VR usage hardware-wise. Maybe there is some other reason of waiting for support.

    I admit, it took me some time to get the important functions of the Android NDK for the tracking into Unreal and to get the stereo rendering right, but besides that the implementation has been pretty straight forward.

    -Michael

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    This was posted in: https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...9665-Google-VR

    Originally posted by Nick Whiting View Post
    There are a few fixes we need to make to the mobile rendering pipeline to fix up the support that would allow you to do user VR on Android. We plan on performing that work over the next few weeks. After that, you should be able to make it work with Google Cardboard

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    Nice job Michael! You made it!

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    Unreal 4 Cardboard Project

    Hey guys,
    just fyi....maybe you want to have a look at my current 'Unreal 4 Cardboard' project.

    Unreal4Cardboard in my wordpress blog : http://wp.me/p6u8NY-3

    Tech Demo on youtube

    If somebody is interested in the project or wants to provide support/testing, just drop me a line.

    -Michael

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    I know there is some sort of generic vr plugin, that could probably be used for cardboard. Anybody tried this?

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