We recommend following the Tutorial available from the Home scene in LUX Walker.
- Select and choose project to load. (.WALK Files) – Opens file browser.
- Click to enable multi user experience. See Multiplayer settings below.
- Click to launch in VR.
- Choose help to access tutorial and other options.
The Tutorial will guide you in using LUX Walker and its Menu, but will not expose you to all tools.
Using your VR Controllers¶
LUX Walker offers an intuitive help system and menu panel. Review the tools and help features that can be found when using LUX Walker application.
Step into VR¶
Included from the LUX Walker home scene is a Tutorial level which will get you familiar with the LUX Walker interface and using its tools in VR. For your convenience the tools and features are listed below
View a scale model of your project. Teleport to any location on the map. Simply point and aim the controller at the desired location while holding down on the touchpad button. The teleport indicator will appear now release the button to teleport to that location.
When in Mini Model you can squeeze both grip buttons and move both controllers apart to zoom in or move them together to zoom out. You can also rotate the model like this.
Use one grip and controller to move the model.
- Time Tool Icon — Click on this icon to access the time tool and the settings for the time tool.
- Change the time of day with the suns correct geolocation. Drag the sliders handle icon left or right to change the time of day.
- Select a custom date from the calendar.
- Tabs can be used to select a season.
- Displays the geolocation in the world.
- Layers Tool Icon — Click on this icon to access the layers for the project.
- Manage Layers Window — Access all the layers and show and hide them by clicking on the yellow box on the left hand side of the layer.
- Show/Hide all layers — The top icon activates all layers, while the bottom icon de-activates the layers.
- Zoom — Use this slider to adjust how zoomed the view for your render is. Alternatively, use the touchpad in your non-laser hand to zoom in and out.
- Time of day — Slide to change the time of day.
- Presets — Contains a list of your preset camera settings.
- Saturation/Contrast and Temperature/Exposure — Move this icon across your viewer to adjust the saturation/contrast and temperature/exposure of your view.
- Settings — Clicking on this icon will open a menu containing resolution and quality settings.
- Add Preset — Use this button to add a preset with current camera settings.
- Filter Amount Slider — Use this slider to adjust how much the filter applies to the view
- Grid Mode — Toggles a grid over your view.
- Panorama Mode — Sets the view to panorama mode which will render a 360 image while active.
- Filter Toggle — Toggles if the filter is active or not.
- Filter List — Shows a list of the filters.
- Placement Tool Icon — Click on this icon to access the placement tool and the settings for the placement tool.
- Navigation Tabs — Use this to navigate between different tabs for various object types.
- Displays the current selected object.
- Toggles multiple placement on/off.
- Toggle upright snap on/off when placing objects.
- Toggles random scale on/off for the current selected object.
- Toggles between placement and deletion of placed objects.
- Annotation Tool Icon — Click on this icon to access the annotation tool and the settings for the annotation tool.
- Distance Draw — Click on this icon to toggle distance draw on or off. If distance draw is off the annotation will not snap to objects.
- Layer Controls — use these buttons to clear or delete the corresponding layer.
- Layers — Select a layer to start making annotations on that layer.
- Assign and draw modes — Select the Assign icon to assign drawings to the selected layer and switch back to the draw mode to create drawings on the currently selected layer.
- Measure Tool Icon — Click on this icon to access the measure tool and the settings for the measure tool.
- Used to select a measure mode, this will influence the direction the measurement tool will measure in.
- Use the drop down box to select the unit you wish to measure in.
- Displays the measurement mode that is being used.
- The visual reference of the distance measured.
- Displays the distance between two surfaces.