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Dec 2014

What is the Omni?

By admin2015

The Virtuix Omni™ is a first-of-its-kind omni-directional motion platform that enables “active virtual reality”, a term that includes any VR application where your actions in the virtual world are controlled by first-person navigation like walking or running. The Virtuix Omni™ lets you walk, run and strafe with 360 degree freedom of movement allowing you to […]

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Dec 2014

How does the Omni work?

By admin2015

The Omni uses a concave, low-friction platform that enables a smooth gait and immersive walking and running motion. Comfortable Omni shoes with a low-friction sole allow for comfortable, extended gameplay and battlefield action. A robust support ring and unattached support harness provide maximum safety and versatility during rapid, unconstrained movements. Walk, run, and turn swiftly […]

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Dec 2014

Why does the Omni have special shoes?

By admin2015

Omni shoes are required to use the Virtuix Omni and serve two key purposes. First, the shoes house the Virtuix Omni Tracking Pods which are essential for tracking foot movement. Second, the Omni shoes have a low-friction sole that enable smooth, 360-degree movements on the Omni platform, allowing for comfortable, extended gameplay. Note that the […]

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Dec 2014

What movements can you perform on the Omni?

By admin2015

Besides walking, the Omni allows for running, backwards stepping, and strafing (sideways stepping) in 360 degrees. The Omni software translates movements to keystrokes, analog gamepad input, or direct input to the game via our SDK that steers an avatar in the virtual environment.

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Dec 2014

How will the player crouch, go prone, drive vehicles, and perform hand actions in games while on the Omni?

By admin2015

While on the Omni, the user is able to hold a handheld gamepad or gun controller with the required buttons to activate all non-movement actions necessary to play most PC games.

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Dec 2014

Can the Omni connect wirelessly?

By admin2015

Yes. Omni players can go wireless by using the Bluetooth connection to connect wirelessly with PC or Mobile VR devices such as the Samsung “Gear VR”. The Omni itself still needs to be connected to the PC.

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Dec 2014

Can the Omni be played with any game?

By admin2015

The Omni works best with virtual reality first-person perspective games where players can walk around and enjoy the environment (like RPG’s and first person shooters.) The Omni can also be used with PC games that use keyboard input and support a virtual reality head-mounted display. This usually requires third party software and a fair amount […]

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Dec 2014

Is the Virtuix Omni compatible with the latest VR content?

By admin2015

There are some fantastic VR experiences currently available for the Omni and some of the best developers and content creators in the business are currently using our SDK’s to create even more great content. However, some VR content relies exclusively on alternative locomotion methods (like teleportation) or doesn’t accept keyboard input making it incompatible with […]

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Dec 2014

Do I need additional peripherals to use the Omni?

By admin2015

Yes, the Omni requires an external virtual reality headset (such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift), a wireless controller (such as a Vive or Xbox controller) and a PC or Mobile VR device.

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Dec 2014

Is the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive included in the price of the Omni?

By admin2015

The Oculus Rift / HTC Vive is not included. For a full virtual reality experience, a VR head-mounted display is required when using the Omni.