How to set up for developing and playing VR games with Pico Neo 3

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Pico 3 Tech Guide

The Pico Neo 3 Pro is the latest headset in the Pico VR hardware series from the eponymous manufacturer Pico interactive. The Pico Neo 3 Pro is a standalone 6DOF VR headset with a 4K display. It is aimed at the target group of VR users who primarily use interactive training, onboarding and simulations. The Pico Neo 3 Pro has received some technical enhancements compared to its predecessor.

The Neo 3 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon XR2 platform. Compared to the Snapdragon 845 found in the Neo 2, it twices the performance. For comparison, this is the same chipset found in the Oculus Quest 2.

Secondly, the Pico Neo 3 Pro has a 4K display (3664×1920) and a refresh rate of 90Hz.

Also the actual Neo VR headset works with inside-out tracking with four built-in cameras, which means no external trackers or sensors are needed for room-filling VR. This reduces the hurdles and costs of setting up and implementing the device.

Another special feature is that the Pico Neo 3 Pro runs on an open Android operating system. This makes it possible to modify certain features specifically for enterprise use. Examples of these changes are things like disabling buttons or restricting user rights (kiosk mode).

The manufacturer also says that they valued the design with hygiene in mind. The headset cover is made of PU leather, which means that it should easily be cleaned with alcohol wipes or other cleaning options.

Finally, the Neo 3 Pro now has a three-stage physical pupil distance adjustment. This makes it more suitable for different types of people without putting extra strain on the user’s eyes.

Pico 3 Neo Users

You want to be able to develop and play VR games on your Pico Neo 3 Pro?

Then you should take a scroll through this short article to find out how you can do just that!

Image source: Pico interactive

How to set up Unreal Engine 4, so you can package and install your project as .apk file on your Pico Neo 3

Follow the tutorials in the following two steps to complete the set up:

Step 1

Go through all steps in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMkl5FdtvP8
The tutorial guides you on how to set up SDK, NDK and JDK for VR and other Android devices.

Step 2

Go through all steps in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33PcwfucDoE
The tutorial guides you on how to set up your Pico VR headset with Unreal Engine.

For written information about Unreal XR SDK you can click here

How to stream to your Pico Neo 3 with SteamVR

First of all, make sure you have Steam VR installed and that all your graphics drivers are up to date. You can stream to your Pico Neo 3 via both Display Port Cable and wireless 5G Streaming. Here’s a short guide for both options:

Via Display Port Cable:

Step 1

Download Pico Streaming Assistant DP Special Edition: https://www.pico-interactive.com/eu/en/vsa.html

Step 2

Install Pico Streaming Assistant DP Special Edition

Step 3

Start the Pico Streaming Assistant. Make sure that both the USB connection and the Displayport connection have a green tick and the Pico Neo 3 VR goggles are turned on

Step 4

In case it doesn’t open automatically then click on “Open Steam VR” and follow the instructions from Steam VR to set everything up

Via wireless 5G Streaming

Step 1

Download Pico Streaming Assistant: https://www.pico-interactive.com/eu/en/vsa.html

Step 2

Install

Step 3

Open and click on “Switch to wireless streaming”

Step 4

(In VR) Go to Pico main menu and click App Library, then click the app “Streaming Assistent”

Step 5

Click “Wireless Mode” and click the Start Button. Make sure your Pico Neo 3 is connected to the same network as your computer

From here you can start SteamVR. You can also check your connection speed here.

Resources:

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMkl5FdtvP8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33PcwfucDoE

Pico
https://www.pico-interactive.com

weltfern
https://www.weltfern.com/tech

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