This quick guide shows the necessary configuration steps to bridge Ansys Mechanical into Virtual Reality for SteamVR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest 1 & 2, HTC Vive (Pro), HTC Focus, HP Reverb and Windows Mixed Reality HMDs. The guide also applies for bridging Ansys Mechanical for Powerwalls, 3D stereo projectors, CAVEs and DOMEs..
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Guide to bridge Ansys Mechanical into Virtual Reality with moreViz
- Start the moreViz Launcher
- Notice the moreViz-Tray icon (next to system time) and right-click it, select “moreViz Application Enabler”
- Click “Locate known Apps”. The more3D application enabler will search the standard program files folders for known Ansys Mechanical installations and add them to the list.
- If your Ansys is installed to a non standard directory, please click “Add Application”, locate your “Ansys.exe”. The standard path is:
X:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\v195\ansys\bin\winx64”
The “v195” will be different, depending on your installed version of ansys, e.g. “v212”.
- Click the Enable button right next to the newly created entry.
- Close the Application Enabler. The moreViz VR bridging function is now available for the Ansys Mechanical installation.
- Open the Ansys Launcher and switch to the “Customization/Prefrences“ tab. Set the “Graphics Device Name“ to “3D”, then “run”.
- Start the moreViz client and then launch Ansys Mechanical. After loading a file, click on “PlotCtrls” in the menu bar, select “View Settings” and activate the “Perspective View” option.
- Select “45,30,15 degrees” or a “specified angle”. Do not choose “no perspective”. Then click OK.
In case there are any issues with the visualization in the moreViz client, make sure to
have followed these guides:
- Dual GPU & Quadro guide: For frozen or black image in client
- Fit the 3D into the host app’s viewport: in case geometry is missing in the moreViz client
- For best performance with HMD, set the connection type to shared memory in the moreViz Launcher’s Connection Settings (only available for single-client setups on the local computer).
- For best visual impression, set AntiAliasing / Pixel Density to 2x (or higher) in the moreViz Launcher’s Client Settings
- SteamVR only: To operate the host application’s graphics user interface, check the SteamVR Desktops function of the SteamVR Dashboard.
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