Hi everybody! Long time working with my Pimax 5K+ & 8K, and yesterday… after 6 months, I finally used it to play Asgard’s Wrath.
Yes… 6 months to use it. Because… f***, I’m a f***ing perfectionist haha.
Well, as you know I was working on it a long time, in my mods, and calibrating everything. And I want to RESUME everything that I learn as fast as I can. Because now… My Pimax HMD is working perfect. But really… not a placebo.
Let me explain “perfect”. When I tried it the first time I said… “impressive!!!” but then… after the hype… problems. Glare, eye strain, lost of immersion, pain in my face… etc. Now I can say that the first “impressive” and the original standard configuration of my Pimax… was false.
I think that there are a lot of people that doesn’t know that theirs Pimax can run “perfect”, and simply continue in a “false” mode, because it’s still “impressive”. Well, I want to help perfectionist like me
START WITH THE RESUME:
1- Software - IPD OFFSET.
When you move the IPD offset you can force it to low IPD o high, than normal. But there is another IMPORTANT effect. The 3D. Like with the 3DS, when you move the IPD OFFSET, you change the depth of the 3D.
For instance, when I use 0, I found that after 10 meters… everything is 2D. At first I didn’t notice that, after I change it to bigger numbers, and found that… with 2 I can see through a door and feel that this other room is 3D too. And the mountains, and everything feel realistic.
VERY IMPORTANT: You need to change the IPD hardware everytime to your NEAR IPD, to test it correctly. This is absolutely necessary. Don’t use other IPD, because it can be a false placebo.
I was using 0 in the last 6 month. Now… I tried several times to change to 0 again and I can’t use my Pimax for 10 minutes, because now my brain knows that all are bad. Now that I see the difference, I notice it and cause me massive eyestrain.
Change IPD Offset trying to find the best “depth” sensation for you (and IPD hardware to Near IPD)
2- Software - Screen Vertical Offset
That’s game changing for me, because my right eye is in different height than my left. Only 0.5 in my right eye changes all my eyestrain.
For my tests I tried to look to the big rock that is in the Pimax Home. And change the value with arrows in my keyboard.
Only for advanced (more) users: If you change both channels, then you change the virtual world vanishing point. If you increase it a lot, then you will feel like you are inside a bubble. If you reduce it a lot, then you will feel like you are on a little planet. You can try to find the perfect vanishing point value and sync virtual world vanishing point with the real world vanishing point… or sometimes you can feel better on a little planet… or on a flat earth
3- Hardware - Tilt the Pimax
Well. I was the person who said that tilting the Pimax I get rid of all problems. And that was true in that moment… if you don’t know how work the rest of the “settings”.
Now, I can say that we need to have the screens in perpendicular with our sight. Because, if you tilt the HMD, then you force your sight across the lenses and produce eyestrain. You need to level the foam to tilt the HMD and make it right with your sight.
4- Hardware - Distance
This is very important… and difficult to assume.
Let me explain myself… the first time that I used my Pimax, I wanted MAXIMUM FOV. Ou yeah… lens touching my eyes… and then… all this arrrrghhh problems.
Now, I know that the distance are directly related with the glare (yes), eyestrain and distortions.
We need to assume it. I want FULL FOV. But then… I found that using bigger foams, and more distance, everythink work MILLION OF TIMES better. Yes sorry… an exageration, but the first time I used Pimax the glare kills my soul. Now… I can’t see glare (seriusly, crystal clear vision like PSVR). And I can say it’s the HMD with less glare in the market (after PSVR).
But now, the Max Fov doesn’t exist for me. I had 170º in the ROV test in the past. Now I have 150º in Max Fov, and if I changed it to Normal, I continue having 150º. Is the same, but well… better to my gpu hehe.
If you want to know the distance that I use… well, when I stare to the border of the lens, I can see a bit of “blur” shadow. But it I look at the front, everything it perfect. This is the point, and the shadow is very subtle and don’t bother at all.
5- Hardware - Height of the HMD
It’s very important too. I notice that with only if a move a bit the height… the immersion changes. Because, now I found my perfect “sync sweet spot” (my eyes across the sweet spot).
To find it, I tried to get rid of the blur when I’m staring to the front and then… look at the ceiling and tried to get ride of the blur. But just in the moment that I remove the blur of my top vision, I inmediately stop. If I get it, with the perfect tilt and distance… It was perfect.
Everytime I use my Pimax I need to stick the strap again, because the Mod changes a bit too (DAS mod).
And this was all…
You need to change:
-IPD Offset: For 3D effect and eyestrain.
-Screen Vertical Offset: If you have eyes at different level and eyestrain. Only in one channel.
-Tilt: For eyestrain, 3D effect and correct sync sweet spot (not bigger… only correct)
-Distance: For eyestrain, glare and distortions.
-Height: To perfect all the previous points.
And most important advice!! Don’t try to keep FOV bigger… Because this is the biggest error. We need to assume that we need to lose FOV to correct all the rest. I didn’t want to add distance… and it only gives me a lot of headaches and lost 6 months hehe
Now at last I can use my Pimax 5K+ and 8K!!! And sell it in a month to buy the 8Kx xD What Irony… after 6 months learning how to achive the perfect vision with my HMDs, now I will change with the new version… But now! I know how to use it correctly the first day! @PimaxVR a manual will be perfect hehe specially for user that doesn’t use the forum and think that Pimax are a bad HMD (and it’s perfect if you know how to setup it… uf hehe)
THANKS EVERYBODY! I return to Asgard… after months preparing this moment, I hope I deserve it hahah.