The 3dRudder VR dashboard is an application under the SteamVR Dasbhoard.
You can access it when you open the SteamVR Dashboard or when you activate the Unleash VR from the 3dRudder Dashboard.
The VR Dashboard allows users to change their 3dRudder settings while wearing their VR hardware.
There are 4 tabs:
Axes Parameters (Params)
Game Configurations (Configs)
Warning: After you change any settings, you must click on the "UPDATE" button to apply them
There is also a Notification Bar to display the 3dRudder status
Free locomotion allows you to move in all directions
WARNING: If you're having problems with the 3dRudder free locomotion, such as seeing a black screen or experiencing unwanted rotation/position, remove your feet and click on the "Reset Position and Orientation" button
To enable free locomotion you must first calibrate the device. Please make sure you are in your in-game position and click on the calibration button.
If you see the message "you are not in the right position/calibration" displayed in orange text, this is because you are not close to your original position/orientation when you initially calibrated your device with SteamVR (Room Setup)
In this window, you can associate each 3dRudder axis to a specific controller action.
-Priority to trackpad: Yields priority to trackpad in case of double use. Eg. Navigating the pip boy in Fallout 4 VR.
-Touch only: When ticked, only touch controls will be patched. To patch both press and touch controls, leave this box unticked
-Type: it's for Valve Index controller, joystick or trackpad mapping (All by default, joystick and trackpad)
Axes Parameters (Params)
Non symmetrical pitch: When activated, in the case of the Forward/backward axis, the output is magnified depending on the initial user position (measured during the calibration phase) to ensure access to a the full range to output magnitudes.
Roll to Yaw compensation: When you yaw with your 3dRudder, you also roll a little. This feature will counterbalance against that.
Deadzone[%]: The input threshold necessary to trigger movement.
Sensitivity[1-5]: Determines the sensitivity of each parameter (i.e. at which minimum angle will result in the maximum speed of the character's movement.)
Linear: Determines the reactivity of each parameter. Ticking this box will reduce the reactivity of said parameter.
Games Configuration (Config)
Select the configuration for your game and click "LOAD"
Instructions in white text will appear when a configuration is selected
The top bar will indicate if the Unleash driver is installed. If not re-install, please the 3dRudder Dashboard
Activate/Deactivate the Unleash SteamVR
Update new settings (you must click this button to apply any changes)
Reset to default settings
Save configuration. Click this only you after you have entered a name for your configuration (the keyboard VR will open automatically)
This overlay will always be positioned in the same place.
The notification bar will display the status of the 3dRudder. A list of possible statuses are below:
NoStatusDisplayed while the 3dRudder initializes.
NoFootStayStillPlace the 3dRudder on the floor, curved side on the ground, without putting your feet on the device. The must user wait for approximately 5 seconds for the 3dRudder to boot up until 3 short beeps are heard.
InitializationThe 3dRudder will initialize for about 2 seconds. Once complete, a long beep will be heard from the device. The 3dRudder is then operational.
PutYourFeetPut your first foot on the 3dRudder.
PutSecondFootPut your second foot on the 3dRudder.
StayStillTo complete user calibration, the user must remain still for half a second until a last short beep is heard from the device. The 3dRudder is then ready to be used.
To show this menu, click right on the 3dRudder icon, in the Windows taskbar :
A contextual menu is then displayed :
The user can :
activate different device modes (Joystick, HOTAS, Keyboard, mouse),
launch the “LiveViewer” Window,
launch the diagnostic
launch the Dashboard (software window),
close the software.
The “LiveViewer” is a software used to display the current state of the connected 3dRudder. It can be useful for video editing and for debugging purposes
Launch the LiveViewer
click right button mouse on the Icon 3dRudder in the systray.
Select "Display LiveViewer"
”F1” : Show the Help window where you can find every key binding
”F2” : Enable and disable the enhanced mode (shadow, up/down arrow, pressure disks)
”F3” : While in enhanced mode, toggle between scale and transparency variation for the disks.
”F4” : : While in enhanced mode, display 4 disks (upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right)
”F6” : While in enhanced mode, display 6 disks representing every sensor on the 3dRudder.
”F8” : Change the background color
“F9” : display Window Title (Move, Resize,close window),
“F10” : Change the disk color.
“F11” : Change the arrow color.
LiveViewer and Video
You can use the LiveViewer for your videos.
To do this,
Change the background Color (F8) of the LiveViewer
For example, Under OBS, add a filter : Chroma Key
It may be useful to temporarily deactivate and reactivate the 3dRudder without necessarily removing and replacing the users' feet.
This makes it possible, for example, to freeze the displacement when they are more required in the 3D universe, without risk of drifting, and to avoid freezing the user in his initial neutral position, and thus to relocate the device or move the legs into a more relaxing position.
In Freeze mode, the values returned by the 3dRudder are identical to those returned when the device waits for the 2nd foot: the outputs are set to 0.
During an "unfreeze":
The device switches directly to the "InUse" mode, without going through the required immobility step required in standard mode. This makes it possible to freeze the displacements and to restore them without latency, for a more fluid operation.
The user offsets are recalculated when unfreezing: thus, during the freeze, the user can change his rest position.
As a summary, the freeze / unfreeze function allows you to reposition yourself without creating unintentional movements in the game.
You can use the “Space” Key (by default) to activate Freeze under the Dashboard but you can change the key bind directly on the settings page
To use Cortana, you need Windows 10 and a microphone plugged in.
Check that the Dashboard has installed the following shortcuts:
To activate Cortana under Windows 10, click on the microphone at the bottom of the taskbar and then on the icon "Settings".
Check the option "Hey Cortona" and "Try to answer only to me". Then click on "Learn how I say Hey Cortana" and follow the instructions.
Finally say "Hey Cortana Start Mode X" or X is the desired mode between "mouse", "standard", "keyboard"...If it works Cortana will launch the shortcut which will change the mode in the Dashboard.
Select one of the 6 modes if you want more information
You may also skip this menu and go directly to the Dashboard home page
Tell me more: open the documentation of Dashboard,
Go to mode: open the selected mode page,
Skip this page and go to the home page.
List config file settings
Here is the list of the setting files of the Game page
Introduction The “LiveViewer” is a software used to display the current state of the 3dRudder (when connected). It can be useful for video editing and for debugging purposes. * Launch the LiveViewer Click right on the 3dRudder icon in the systray. ...
Launch Diagnostic Please, connect your 3dRudder on your Pc. 1- Right-click the 3dRudder icon on the Windows taskbar. 2- Select "Launch Diagnostic" 3- Wait for the end of the process. This step takes a few minutes. You should have this Windows 4- ...
Joystick Page Introduction From this page the user can select if the device will be used as a standard joystick or a HOTAS (Hand on Throttle And Stick). To do this, select the Joystick or HOTAS option, and press the 'Joystick/HOTAS mode activated' ...
Settings Page Introduction The following page allow you to set few parameters of the Dashboard. Features This page features : the option to automatically search for the last updates, the option to disable the windows notification at startup, a ...
Troubleshooting When you use the Unleash VR mode of the 3dRudder Dashboard, the dashboard must displayed in VR. If it's not the case, please check That your graphic card driver is up to date Check that your headset is plugged to the same graphic card ...