3dRudder Introduces 2-Keys Mapping

2-keys mapping for 3dRudder will allow for more precise movement control in VR videogames such as FPS titles.

The 3dRudder foot-powered controller is an alternative to using standard controllers like the Xbox controller, or hand-held motion controllers like the Oculus Touch. The 3dRudder was designed for use in virtual reality (VR) environments and when navigating through computer-aided design (CAD) software. The company have now added some new features to make navigating in VR videogames even easier.

A new update has been launched for the 3dRudder which allows users to map two keys per direction for more precise control. Previously, users could only map one key per direction, for example z to move forward. The development team for 3dRudder noted that many titles, such as FPS titles, require the ability to use two buttons for movement, one for walking and one for running. 3DRudder have now implemented this capability, so the user can now define a threshold point at which to switch between the keys – somewhat similar to how on an analogue stick you can push forward slightly to walk, and push fully forward to run.

The 3dRudder is compatible with several VR experiences and videogames, such as the relaxing Nature Treks VR, which allows users to experience being immersed in the beauty of nature, or for something more fast-paced, the 3dRudder can be used with Epic Games’ title Robo Recall. With the 3dRudder handling movement, the hands are free to cut down robots.

3dRudder also has a plugin for 3D modelling software Rhino 3D, so users can design and navigate within VR.

VRFocus will continue to bring you news on the 3dRudder and other VR control methods.

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