UI and selection beam only visible in one eye

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asked Mar 15 by mattbeaudouin (19 points)

Both in the examples (StylusObjectmanipulator) and my own app, the selection beam and UI are only visible in one eye in the built app. I've done a bit of research on this, but none of the other posts seem to fix this for me (presumably because of older versions).

I'm using:

Unity 2017

Windows 7 (therefore OpenGLCore)

zSpace 200 - version

I'm also sometimes getting some weird ghosting effects, which aren't completely consistent; I'm wondering if that's related. If not, I'd be happy to get some info on what that could be too (the subject is well withing the positive paralax zone).



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answered Mar 15 by AlexShorey (200 points)
Hi Matt,

The UI and selection beam issues are limitations of Unity when it comes to quadbuffer stereo. For the UI, we recommend setting it to world space rather than screen space. As far as the stylus, use a mesh renderer rather than a line renderer.

Ghosting is expected in certain situations, usually intense contrast differences. Say you render full black on the left eye, and black with white dots in the right eye. The white dots will bleed through and be seen by the left eye. This is simply a limitation of the stereo hardware. It's best to manage it from a couple different angles. Keeping objects close to the zero parallax when possible is one recommendation. Another is minimizing visual contrast between the subject and the background via materials, lighting, post-processing, etc.

Also, if the ghosting is related to motion, that may be a different situation. If that's the case, let me know if its happening specifically in the preview window, or if it's happening in builds as well.

Alex S.