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i currently run 3 ceiling mounted HD projectors onto a 160 Deg curved screen. I have a cockpit (plywood) sat within the curve, so that i have almost 180 Deg view, the resolution is at 3840 x 1024. I have tried the 3 screen monitor setup but don't like it so much, so stick with the 1 screen. I have a touch screen mounted in the cockpit with Helios and exported viewports. I fly with Hud only view.


The question: are there are any advantages / benefits of using track ir? I have never used it before so dont know if it will be beneficial with my setup. Any and all advice/views greatfully received.



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use facetracknoir first. That gives you a fine impression. I believe there is a free demo.


I used this first, then i bought a trackir and now vr.



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I was using 3x40" for a while, before I went VR. I was using TIR, and had it set up so viewing to the side was quite slow, so that I could look at my side monitors without it moving much, and then as I got closer to around 60 degree either side, I accelerated it up so that I at about 90 degrees either side, would would start looking behind me.

Using a TIR curve like I would use on a single screen, messed with my head.


For up/down I had a 'normal' curve, so it was a lot more sensitive, but intuitive, so it fit my head movement, FOV and distance to screens.


But in short. Yes, you would still benefit from TIR I think, at least for the vertical part.

After I went VR, Ive tried flying in triple screen a few times, but without TIR, its so restricted without the ability to look up/down, but also to the sides - over my shoulder.

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