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Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality in The Workshop

The Workshop has a variety of tools and resources for creating content for and in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

Sony Playstation VR in The Workshop

The PlayStation VR is available for in-house use to the VCU Community. If you need assistance beyond this guide, email theworkshop@vcu.edu or call 804.827.3594 to set up an appointment.

PS VR in use

Required for checkout: Users must have attended an XRAM (+VR) orientation to become an authorized user.

  1. In the PSVR box in the XRAM cabinet you will find the PlayStation VR headset, a DualShock wireless controller and two PS Move controllers.
  2. The PSVR headset does not have built in headphones, you will need to bring your own earbuds to plug into its 3.5mm jack situated in the slim control pad on the headset cord, though sound is set by default to play through the display too.
  3. There is PlayStation VR content installed on the PS4 and also available for checkout at The Workshop's service desk.

Connecting the Playstation VR in the Gaming Studio

The PlayStation 4 Pro, the PlayStation VR Processor and the PlayStation Camera are already connected.

  1. Turn on display with TV remote.
  2. Power on the PS4 (Power button is on left, CD Eject button is on right, CD insertion slot is on left).
  3. The PSVR Camera is labeled and sitting on top of the console rack. The cord is long enough to allow you to place it on the Velcro on the top of the Alienware PC, pointed towards the center of the room.
  4. The PSVR Processor is labeled and sitting on top of the console rack. The cord is long enough to allow you to pull it out towards the center of the room.
  5. Attach the PSVR headset cord to the processor, matching up the O and X symbols.

The Controllers and Headset

  1. Power on the PSVR headset using the slim control pad on the cord about a foot from the headset. This control pad also has buttons for Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute and the jack for earbuds.
  2. To adjust the headset to fit, release the spring-action side straps by pressing the large button on the back. Scrolling the wheel tightens it back. Also, adjust the facial fit with the black button on the bottom of the front.
  3. Whether you use the DualShock controller or the Move controllers depends on which game you play.  Whether you use them plugged in to the console or wirelessly will depend on their charge. It is easiest to begin with the DualShock for navigating menus and setup options.