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    When viewing a scene in the Cardboard mode, you select by putting the reticle on the object and holding it there. The problem is, on Apple devices that my boss and I have tested, you get about 1/3 of a second before the object is selected. That’s too short for both our tastes.

    (Thanks, John Blackmon, for teaching me the word “reticle” in this very forum.)

    Is there a way to extend that time? Not to anything outrageous, but maybe to a full second?

    Thanks.

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    It’s not adjustable, and it should be 3/4 of a second. Gaze to select is definitely not the perfect interface, it does allow for use without a controller or mouse though.

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    It’s certainly usable, it just requires more attention from the user (and thus distracts more from any learning) than I would prefer. Thanks, John.

    Hmm … some newer Cardboard headsets have a button, I found out yesterday. Would CVR work with a headset having an external button?

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    Gaze to select is the method used by CVR for Cardboard style devices, not the button that is on some of the cardboards, but not all.

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    Thanks, John. I was just wondering if it was supported. I have done no work on programming for Cardboard, so I have no idea how difficult it would or would not be to support both.

    I’ve found that I got used to the gaze-to-select interface pretty fast. The big minefield is that I had built my scenarios with buttons right in the default sightline, meaning the student would accidentally gaze at things and trigger them. I had to move all my hotspots up or down 30 degrees or so. Also, several places had popup images/videos that were closed by click/tap. Of course, in Cardboard this meant you couldn’t actually watch the video without closing it. I had to switch to closing them with buttons that were near, but not inside, the media they closed.

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