It’s easy to get lost in a movie, but what about relaxing in a virtual reality setting?
This guide shows you how to make that happen with an easy DIY experience that you can use to help you relax.
First things first, you’ll need to get a VR headset.
The most popular VR headsets include Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.
You can also use an Oculus Rift DK2 headset, but you’ll have to get the extra cables and wires you need to hook up your headset.
First, you need some virtual reality software.
This includes the Oculus Rift software, which you can download for free from the Oculus website.
You’ll need a free copy of the VR headset’s Oculus app, which is available for the HTC Vive.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, head to the Settings menu and select the “VR” tab.
Select “Play with virtual reality”.
You’ll now be greeted by a screen that tells you how much battery life the headset offers.
It’s a good idea to make sure you have enough battery for your VR experience.
Head to the Oculus Home page and tap on the battery icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
This will open up the “Battery” section of the Settings screen.
This is where you can choose whether you want to turn on the headset’s built-in battery, or add extra batteries to your PC.
You’ll also need to set up your VR headset in the Oculus app.
Head to the VR home page and select “VR Home” from the navigation menu.
You will now be presented with three tabs: the “Home” tab, the “Settings” tab and the “Screen” tab (where you’ll also add the resolution and the size of your screen).
You can choose “Adjust screen to suit”, “Adjust resolution to suit” or “Adjust size to suit”.
The “Screen Size” and “Resolution” tabs are where you’ll configure your screen settings.
You want the “Resolutions” tab to be set to “4K” and the resolution to be “2160 x 1080”.
The “Respect” tab is where it comes down to the final decision, so if you’re a gamer and want to enjoy high-definition visuals, you may want to set it to “Ultra”.
Head back to the settings page and you’re now ready to create a virtual space for your headset to inhabit.
Head towards the bottom of the screen and click on the “Play” button.
You should now see a menu appear.
Click on “Create Space” from here.
Once created, your virtual space will now appear in the middle of the room.
You won’t be able to use it while you’re using your VR device.
The screen will stay blank, but when you click on it you’ll be able access your headset from within your virtual home.
The best part is, your VR virtual home can then be used for other things like movies and video games.
Here’s how to do that.
First you’ll want to create an empty room.
This should be a relatively empty space.
Set your resolution to 1080p and make sure it’s at least 1680×1050 pixels.
Now set your screen size to 2160×1080.
Now click on “Play”.
Now head back to your virtual VR home, select “Room Setup” from within the settings menu and set the room up as shown below.
The room should now appear as shown.
Click “Add” to add your VR home to the virtual space.
Now that you’ve added your VR room to the screen, you can open up your Oculus app and click “Start Game”.
You should be greeted with a screen similar to this:Once you’re finished, you should see a screen like this:This is where the magic happens.
When you launch the game, the virtual room should be showing in the centre of the virtual screen.
You now have access to all your virtual content from within a virtual home, and you can enjoy your VR movie or video game from within that virtual home as well.
You should also be able the see your virtual avatar on your home screen from within an Oculus app!
Now head back and you should be able go back to an empty virtual space and start playing your movie or game!
The final piece of the puzzle is to add a sound track.
Head back to Settings, and set your sound settings to “On”.
Next, go to the “Sound” tab of the settings screen and set it up as pictured below.
Once the virtual audio track has been added, head back out of the app and you’ll now have a sound-filled home screen.
You can also make your home sound by adding a speaker to the room you’re in.
Head into the settings tab and set up the volume of your virtual room.
If you want your home to be quieter, then you can set it down to “Low”.
If you’d like to make your VR world sound louder, then go to