So I have been getting a lot of questions on how to use the new Oculus Rift DK2 and especially around InfraWorks and InfraWorks360.
You might have seen us use at various events the original DK1 system, which we did have a little support to make a prototype.
However the DK2 has changed a lot and we received our new kit the same time as most of you as we are also just developers like you that have also signed up to their developer network.
So it is not supported by InfraWorks (or hidden prototypes)
However it is possible to make it work (there is always a way ).
First install the drivers from the Oculus Dev website with your developer sign in.
After installation plug in your device.
You do not need to plug in the additional camera as we cannot use the tracking at this point.
So just the one cable and the USB and HDMI plug
In the Windows tray you can access the Oculus driver and open the Rift Display mode
Set as 'Extend Desktop to HMD' and 'DK1 Legacy App Support'
Next we need to set the screen resolution
The screen runs in portrait mode, so set this and the resolution of 948 x 1080
Your screen will now flip over and the Oculus will work.
Your laptop screen will not be really usable as it will be on its side unless you have a monitor and can rotate it around.
So the experience is actually not as good as the original DK1 as there is no head tracking and you cannot see all of the screen
But is ok and works well enough.
Also use with a joypad to navigate is much easier
So just because you see this post, I am not necessarily recommending here to go out to buy them.
There is no current Autodesk product support and of course this is still a dev kit, so the final specs could change again.