I have a huge penchant for 3D games and movies. To enjoy the awesome 3D experience, I make sure to pick the best VR headsets. Besides, I’m always looking for some exciting tricks that can significantly enhance the experience.
How about using Leap Motion with Oculus Rift? Let me tell you that it would be really amazing to have a go at it. Wondering what Leap Motion is? It is a small sensor which you can attach to the front of your Oculus Rift. For all being so small in size, the smart sensor enables the real use of your hands in VR. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?
To get started, you need a Leap Motion for your Rift. If you don’t have it, you can get it from here.
How to Use Leap Motion with Oculus Rift
How to Attach Leap Motion to Oculus Rift
Step #1. You need to attach the Leap Motion to the front of your Oculus with the mounting bracket. (In case there is no mounting bracket, you can use some adhesives.)
Step #2. Now, you have to plug the Leap Motion into a USB port on your PC. It’s better to use a USB extender for both safety and convenience.
How to Download and Install Leap Motion Software
You can download Orion software from Leap Motion website.
Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and head over to Orion software download page.
Step #2. Now, you need to click on Orion Beta Download → Sign Up.
Step #3. Next, add your personal information and click on Sign Up again.
Step #4. You have to click the checkbox next to Yes, I agree with the terms. Click on Accept.
The download will begin now.
Step #5. Next, you need to launch File Explorer and click on the Downloads folder.
Step #6. Right click on the Leap_Motion_SDK compressed folder.
Step #7. Now, you will have to click on Extract all → Extract.
Step #8. Now, you have to double-click the Leap_Motion_SDK folder.
Step #9. Make sure to double-click the Leap_Motion EXE file. Click on Next.
Step #10. Click on I Agree → Finish.
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How to Enable Leap Motion Apps in Oculus
Step #1. First off, open the Oculus app on your computer.
Step #2. Next, you have to click on the gear icon located at the top right corner.
Step #3. Click on Settings.
Step #4. Click on General.
Step #5. Now, you need to click on the switch that is next to Unknown Sources. Then click on Allow.
That’s it! It’s time to make the most of the tons of experiences available on Leap Motion website. Give them a go with your Leap Motion and Rift. If you find anything worth sharing with us, do let us know that as well.
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