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Old 12-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Qiliang He Qiliang He is offline
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Matching the field of view between Desktop and Oculus Rift DK2

Hi,

I'm doing experiment comparing people's performance in Desktop and Immersive VR (Oculus Rift DK2). I need to match up the field of view in these two systems. I know the default FOV in Vizard in 40 degree vertically. Does it mean that the same applies to the Oculus headset? If not, do I need to manually change the field of view in Oculus?

By the way, is there a function to get the current field of view of the window?

Thanks a lot!

Qiliang
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:40 AM
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Vizard sets the FOV of the Oculus graphics window to match the physical FOV of the Oculus display. You can set the FOV of a desktop window using the window.FOV command. You can also get the horizontal FOV, vertical FOV, and aspect ratio using other window commands.
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:37 PM
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Thank you for your reply. The Oculus DK2 has around 100 degree horizontal and vertical FOV, but the default setting for the desktop computer is 40 degree in vertical. When I change the FOV using the command you suggested (increase from 40 to 100), the images are distorted heavily. Is there any way to get around this problem?
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:22 PM
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If the FOV set in Vizard does not match the physical FOV of the display then it will appear distorted. Since the user is much further away from the monitor than the HMD, the FOV of the monitor window is less relative to the user's total FOV. You may need to have a large monitor or multiple monitors to reproduce the same FOV of the Oculus. You can calculate the vertical FOV of the display using the following:

verticle FOV = 2*arctan((H/2)/D)
H = height of display and
D = distance of viewer from screen
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:15 AM
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Great input, thanks a lot!
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:28 PM
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I have another question about the actual FOV (vertical and horizontal) displayed through Oculus Rift DK2. I use the viz.MainWindow.getHorizontalFOV() and viz.MainWindow.getVerticalFOV() in the
PHP Code:
\examples\devices\oculusExample.py 
script, and it returns 35.58 and 40 respectively. I don't think these values are true, because if I use viz.MainWindow.fov(40), the images are largely compressed. Is there any way to get the actual FOV from the Vizard console?
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:57 PM
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Query Oculus FOV

I have the same question. Is there a way to query the total (stereo + monocular) field of view rendered inside the Oculus?
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:04 AM
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Does it really matter to get an exact number though? Even if you can calculate the exact FOV that is rendered within the Oculus, the actual visual field of view that people have within the goggles depends on the distance between their eyes and the lens (which is different for every person). Also the edges of the lenses are blurred, so the edges of the rendered image aren't actually as visible to the user as they would on a flat screen.

What I've done a while back is create a 3D model of a room with a grid texture on the walls with a fixed camera inside and then change the desktop fov until it visually matched the image I could see in the Oculus. I believe I got somewhere between 60 and 65 vertical fov (with DK1).
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:09 AM
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Does it really matter to get an exact number though? Even if you can calculate the exact FOV that is rendered within the Oculus, the actual visual field of view that people have within the goggles depends on the distance between their eyes and the lens (which is different for every person). Also the edges of the lenses are blurred, so the edges of the rendered image aren't actually as visible to the user as they would on a flat screen.

What I've done a while back is create a 3D model of a room with a grid texture on the walls with a fixed camera inside and then change the desktop fov until it visually matched the image I could see in the Oculus. I believe I got somewhere between 60 and 65 vertical fov (with DK1).
You are right, and I just need to know the FOV parameters in the ballpark. For my experience, it seems that the DK2 has a 65 degree vertical and 90 degree horizontal of FOV.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:55 AM
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In fact, I do need exact numbers. I'm using an eye-tracker and, you're right the geometry of the virtual and real-world may differ. In my calculations, I must stay true to one of the geometries. In my situation, I choose to stay true to the virtual geometry. This means taking the point-of-regard values returned by the eye-tracker and mapping them onto the viewing frustum, in the style of ray-tracing. TO do this, I need to know the true aspect ratio and FOV.
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