Oculus quest 2 with virtual desktop

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  • Hi everyone.


    Been trying to connect my PC with Oculus quest 2 headset. Oculus link works and I am able to explore my model in Enscape. However, when connecting via Virtual desktop app, Enscape does not recognize the headset. It says "searching fot head-mounted display". I am still able to explore the model on a curved screen inside the headset, but not in VR environment like via Oculus link. I am using Archicad to run Enscape plugin.


    Any ideas please?

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    • Official Post

    Hi everyone.


    Been trying to connect my PC with Oculus quest 2 headset. Oculus link works and I am able to explore my model in Enscape. However, when connecting via Virtual desktop app, Enscape does not recognize the headset. It says "searching fot head-mounted display". I am still able to explore the model on a curved screen inside the headset, but not in VR environment like via Oculus link. I am using Archicad to run Enscape plugin.


    Any ideas please?

    If you're using Virtual Desktop, then Enscape may not know that you want to use VR inside.


    As long as I'm not fully mistaken, Virtual Desktop is only being used for viewing everything in 2D so to speak, that's why you can still use non-VR applications just fine of course, but VR apps may/should not work.


    There are also other free software solutions available to stream Enscape into the Oculus Quest 2 via the link cable, or even while using the Quest wirelessly, let me know if you require any further help with that.


    Also, is there any reason why you wish to use the Virtual Desktop app instead of just using Oculus Link? :)

  • Hi Demian and thanks for your feedback!


    Can you suggest a working setup in terms of additional software that allows to stream Enscape to Oculus via wifi?


    The first thing why I want to work it wirelessly is clients' convenience, considering our office layout. Secondly, I hope that wireless stream will be of better quality, which might be false hope, of course.


    Thanks!

    • Official Post

    Hey Rudeboy , have a look into solutions such as https://www.displaylink.com/vr

  • Hello Kaj,

    It seems that this tech works exclusively with HTC headsets? It also seems to utilise its own ultra high frequency data transmission system. Do you know any other (possibly more simple) options which might work over standard 5 GHz wifi network? As we already bought Oculus we would be pleased to make it eventually work :)

    • Official Post

    Hey Rudeboy ,


    How about this solution, then? https://www.howtogeek.com/6737…sly-on-your-oculus-quest/

    We don't have practical experience with a lot of these solutions, so we're probably not the best contact to ask about this. If you manage to connect your Quest wirelessly to be recognized as a Steam-, WMR- or Oculus Headset, it should run with Enscape without further trouble.

  • Hi there!


    Thanks for sharing this!


    I played around with different settings and this is what I found out. Virtual Desktop DOES support VR stream from Enscape directly into your Oculus Quest 2. What you need is to SIDELOAD Virtual Desktop via Sidequest after purchase and normal installation. You also need to activate developer mode in the Oculus menu and install the streamer app on your PC.


    You might need to uninstall your Steam VR app from your PC, as it seems to conflict with the Enscape app while streaming. Overall, the solution works, however, the stream, and especially the popup menu above the left controller is glitchy and some movement modes are unavailable. You can still teleport using your light-beam under the right controller.


    We do have a 5 GHz router and PC attached via LAN cable, however, the network setup might still be far from ideal and cause the issue described above.


    Seems like we need to wait for the official stable version of Virtual Desktop that should eventually be able to replace Oculus Link... until then Oculus Link is good enough :)

  • Thanks for sharing this info Rudeboy!

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  • Rudeboy

    Have you tried to make this work since Virtual Desktop was officially released on the Oculus app store... not requiring Sidequest?


    Demian Gutberlet

    Would be really helpful if Enscape staff could figure this out, as VR simplicity is one your strengths. With competitors stepping up with real-time solutions at ever increasing levels of quality and functionality, it would to sad to see Enscape drop out of a leading position.


    PS... ASAP please.

    • Official Post

    medmonds , thanks a lot for your feedback. I will discuss this with our developers accordingly, but there may not be a swift technical workaround available to avoid using sidequest. Usually, for streaming non-native content into the Quest wirelessly using sidequest is a must - Enscape may be no exception until Oculus officially adds their own support. Then it should also support Enscape VR wirelessly natively.

  • medmonds & Demian Gutberlet


    I am here to confirm the need for this smoother workflow between the Oculus Quest 2 and Enscape. This will be a major game-changer for a whole lot of us in the architecture industry.

    We are already using Enscape VR with HTC Vive but it's always a hassle and almost always impractical to bring out of the office to clients due to the set up and all the cables.

    Any work on this will be greatly appreciated and will add a whole lot of value to Enscape, surely.

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    medmonds & Demian Gutberlet


    I am here to confirm the need for this smoother workflow between the Oculus Quest 2 and Enscape. This will be a major game-changer for a whole lot of us in the architecture industry.

    We are already using Enscape VR with HTC Vive but it's always a hassle and almost always impractical to bring out of the office to clients due to the set up and all the cables.

    Any work on this will be greatly appreciated and will add a whole lot of value to Enscape, surely.

    I will forward your feedback gladly - At the moment though, it may rather be related to how Oculus set up their systems and how especially the wireless mode is still something which is kind of in a "Beta" mode, and it's also not officially supported by Oculus yet in any case. Still, I am sure both we and Oculus will improve the usability more and more with time, no question.