The Alienware PC runs the virtual reality headset, and in-headset display can be projected onto the LCD screen.
The Alienware computer is in the corner tower. Turn on the Alienware computer and the curved Samsung monitor.
Follow the steps in the Touch Panel instructions for lighting and sound and to turn on the LCD screen.
Ensure that the LCD screen is set to the PC input. You may need to use the Samsung remote to change the TV's input if the TV comes up with "Samsung Hotel."
If the battery is depleted or if it was not left plugged in, plug in the battery pack to set it to charge, then change the headset to a wired setup, as indicated below.
Virtual Desktop for VR YouTube
Open Virtual Desktop. Navigate to the Video section. Get the URL from YouTube. Download paste the link in Virtual Desktop. This might not work, but this step may need to happen for the next step to work or you might need to give the system time to sit with the video after it says that it’s downloaded to get realy to play it. It’s unclear as to what happens.
If the video does not play from the first step, use the search box at the top right to search for video. It may start playing the video automatically and minimize virtual desktop.
You may be able to use the controllers in the headset to play the video. If not, play the video from the computer and then get into the headset.
To play a 360° video file in the VR headset, the video will need to be saved to the H: drive (which will display as your username) of the Alienware computer or on a flash drive plugged into the Alienware computer. Videos can not be streamed from online sources. Follow these steps to access your 360° video:
If you are having difficulties with technology in the room, refer to the solutions below. If you are not comfortable performing these actions, or if you require additional assistance, reach out to the Technology Support Desk or Beth Caruso (rm. 227). For support after hours, contact the AISLE Team at 704-687-5500, option 3. Tell them that you are in the Atkins Visualization Lab.
On the Visualization Lab’s touch panel:
On the computer:
If you cannot move your mouse from one display to the next, it is likely that the displays have been reversed. Follow these steps to correct it.