HTC VIVE comes with two controllers.
Figure 71: HTC VIVE controllers
Navigation (Panorama, 3D View)
Use the touchpad (1) on the left-handed controller; it acts like a joystick which is activated just by touching different regions of the touchpad. It is used only in 3D view to move around, e.g., if you touch the top edge of the touchpad camera will start moving to the front fast, but if you put the finger between the center of the touchpad and the edge you will move half of the speed, etc.
Press the touchpad (3) two times (quickly) on right-handed controller while pointing at arbitrary scan location in panorama or 3D view to teleport to that location.
Measuring (Panorama, 3D View)
Use the analog button (2) to create measurements in the panorama or 3D view. Follow these steps:
1. Use your head and VR controllers to navigate a virtual pointer to the part of the project where you want to create measurements.
2. Press the measurement button (2) to start measuring from that point.
3. Move the virtual pointer to another location.
4. Press the measurement button (2) to select the end point and to finish the measuring task.
A measurement line and a text with calculated distance between two selected points are shown.
Note: The analog button will choose a point only when fully pressed, but if you want to increase precision while measuring, press the button only slightly and the virtual pointer will move more slowly. You can see the factor of precision as a “progress line” on the virtual pointer.
Create Annotations (Panorama, 3D View)
Point at an arbitrary location in the panorama or 3D view and long-press the touchpad (3) on the right-handed controller for about 1 second; an annotation with the title VR Annotation will be created. After you exit VR mode SCENE WebShare Cloud will show an edit task for VR annotations you created. That tasks lets you edit the title, description, and other annotation properties.
Note: You must be logged in to your account to create annotations.
Switch between view modes (Panorama, 3D View)
On the side of the right-handed controller, press the button (4) to switch between view modes.