View Computer Screen and HMD Simultaneously


#1

Sorry if this has been answered. I searched, but could not find it anywhere.

Next week I hope to do a VR demo at work. I have a Vive and a VR Ready laptop (have tested it, and it works). My question is:

Is there a way that an audience can watch what’s going on in the HMD at the same time a person is in VR?
If there isn’t, what it means is that I can only provide a one person experience, unshared by others, and that even I can’t see what the HMD user is doing…rendering it difficult to assist them.

So, is there a setting that allows for simultaneous viewing? Would be fun to let patients watch while a patient enters VR.

Thanks, Franny, aka DrFran


#2

I have my vr laptop connected to a 2nd monitor and have enabled ‘monitor sharing’ (or something like that) in Windows 10, and it does display High Fi on the 2nd monitor while I am using the HMD. Funny though, I can’t remember if the laptop itself displays anything while I’m in HMD. I will test today and report back.


#3

Yes, you can see what is happening in HMD with your desktop computer screen if you have enabled preview.

You can enable preview by clicking on Display > Disable preview when you are in VR mode if you don’t see the preview. If it is disabled, you will see a black screen with some text.