In the within SteamVR ROV Test FOV app, my G2 joysticks will rotate me with left or right presses and pressing forward teleports me. So I can move around the Steam Home or the ROV environment much as for the Windows M-R Cliff House.
In the 12/2020 TestHMD app, which when launched from Windows will run within the SteamVR app, by trial-and-error, I found the answer to moving. It involves hand gestures while holding down buttons. If your setup is like mine for that version of the app, the controllers will appear as two black gloved hands in VR.
Holding down the B key on the right controller and waving the controller to the left or right rotates your virtual view. Be careful how vigorous you are. You can really work up some disorienting rotational speed!
The Y button on the left controller moves you towards or away something. Think of it as grabbing or pushing away space. There is a first “no button press” load up movement, then a “button press” movement action.
To move forward, do the following:
- Without pressing Y, from a raised forearm position, extend your left forearm and hand forward swinging out and down from the elbow.
- Now, grab some space by pressing and holding the Y button, and swing your forearm up and back (the reverse of the previous movement), “pulling” yourself forward. Repeat motions 1 and 2 as necessary.
To move backwards, do the following:
- Without pressing Y, with your forearm extended, bring your controller up and back by bending your arm at the elbow.
- Now, start pressing against some space by pressing and holding the Y button, and swing your forearm down and forward to push yourself back (the reverse of motion #1 but done with a Y button press). Repeat motions 1 and 2 as necessary.
I haven’t figured out how to touch and grab anything yet with my G2 controllers in the standalone 12/2020 TestHMD app run in SteamVR. I have to get back to IRL for a good while so if you figure out how to do that with the gloved hands, I’d love to know how. Since some of the visual acuity tests can be interactive, presumably one has to be able to set things in motion with the hands, too, if one wants to do the interactive versions of the tests.