We've updated SteamVR Home today with a new way to quickly equip tools, a new tutorial, and other quality of life updates and bug fixes.
Until now, it's taken several clicks through the in-game menu to find and equip different tools. With today's update there is now a shortcut: the quick inventory. Simply click and hold the grip button to see what tools you have unlocked, hover over your choice, and release the grip to equip that tool.
We think this will be a much more natural, more VR-specific way of interacting with the world in SteamVR Home. We're excited about this update and hope to add more of these kinds of intuitive interactions in the coming months.
Physics Prop Tutorial
This tutorial is the third installment of the SteamVR Home Environment tutorial series. Now that you've learned about Hammer and Basic Lighting
and wrapped your head around Materials
, it's time to dive into the details of Creating Physics Props
for your SteamVR Home environment.
This new tutorial walks you step by step through:
- Constructing a prop
- Importing it to SteamVR Home Tools
- Adding physics
- Placing the prop in your SteamVR Home environment
- Adding surface properties
You can find the new tutorial here
. We're looking forward to seeing what you create.
Quality of life improvements
With this update we've also made a number of improvements and fixes to SteamVR Home for all headsets. This includes fixing bugs related to the laser pointer and teleport, updating controller models automatically depending on your VR setup, and bug fixes for SteamVR Workshop Tools.
Also included are various quality of life improvements for the Oculus Rift (snap turning is now fixed for save games) and Windows Mixed Reality (updating tutorial panels and adding custom models).
Please see the patch notes
for more info, and as always we'd love to hear what you think in the discussion boards