Use Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest to mirror and test effects created in Spark AR Studio in VR, using an Oculus Quest.
You’ll be able to see your effect in different virtual environments, for example an art gallery or town center.
To see your effect on an Oculus Quest, connect your Oculus Quest to Spark AR Studio through WiFi. It's also possible to connect your device with a USB-C cable, but this isn't recommended.
Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest will be available to download here.
Before you can mirror an effect to your Oculus Quest, install Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest.
If you’re mirroring an effect from a Windows machine, you’ll need to have iTunes installed before you can connect your device.
To mirror an effect through WiFi:
Under Preview on Spark AR Player, you’ll see Quest listed as an option:
Click Send to preview your effect.
After opening Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest for the first time you’ll be guided through a tutorial showing you the main features and how to use them:
You can view these instructions at any time in the control panel, accessed by pressing the menu button on the left controller.
To move around the virtual environment push the right controller thumbstick forward. Use an arch to move to a new position.
Testing touch gestures
You can test touch gestures like taps on the device screen.
You can view effects you’ve already mirrored, choose a different environment to explore or switch devices using the control panel. To access the control panel, press the menu button on the left controller.
While connecting your Oculus with a USB-C cable is possible, we don't recommend this approach becuase it involves taking extra steps to register an Oculus developer account.
Before you can mirror an effect with a USB-C cable, you’ll need to join a developer organization and enable Developer Mode in the Oculus app on your iOS or Android device.
Joining or Creating an Organization
To join an organization:
To create a new organization fill in the appropriate information in Oculus Org Manager.
Enabling Developer Mode
Once you belong to a developer organization:
Connecting your Oculus Quest
To connect your Oculus Quest and mirror an effect:
Under Preview in Spark AR Studio, you’ll see Quest listed as an option:
Click Send to see your effect in Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest.
Avoid using too many particles with materials that include the transparent channel.
First make sure iTunes is installed on your laptop.
If your device still doesn't connect, it might be because your router (internet connection device) blocks broadcast messages for zero-configuration networking - which Spark AR Studio uses to find your device. In this case, connect your device manually instead by entering your laptop's IP address in Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest.
Spark AR Player for Oculus Quest runs at 72FPS. If you’re noticing any lag when mirroring your effect, try adjusting the FPS.