Smart Move

Elma Kujovic
Elma Kujovic
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Smart Move allows linear or rotational motion and copy, constrained to the axis between lined-up controllers.

Smart Move Activation

Before using Smart Move make sure it is activated in the settings.

  1. Press the General Menu (Blue button)
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select Sketching Aid
  4. Switch the toggle to the right
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Contextual Measurements (Beta feature)

To move things more precisely you can use Contextual Measurements which you can enable in Beta menu. 

  1. Press the General Menu (Blue button)
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select Beta Menu (star icon)
  4. Move the Contextual Measurements button to the right to enable the feature


Once enabled measurements will appear on the dominant hand controller when using Smart Move. 


Smart Move Options

You can select one of the 2 available options:

  1. XYZ Axis to move the object along the X, Y or Z Axis. The direction lines will be colored according to the color of each axis (red, green, blue)
  1. All Directions to move the object in any direction (including XYZ Axis). The direction lines will be in gray color


Use Smart Move

Moving along axes

  1. Intersect the Grab Sphere on your dominant hand with the object/objects you would like to move
  1. Align your non-dominant hand behind or in front of your dominant hand in the direction of any of the axis
  1. You may need to tilt your controllers so that they are both in the orientation of the desired axis you would like to move along. Think about holding onto a rope
  1. When you align both controllers, the preview axis will appear. Any grab interaction performed when the axis is visible, will be constrained by the axis
    • Red line for X axis
    • Green line for Y axis
    • Blue line for Z axis
  1. Once the line is visible, squeeze the grab the trigger on your dominant hand while ensuring the Grab Sphere is still intersecting/ selecting desired objects
  1. Move the controllers in the direction of the desired axis

Duplicate objects with Smart Move

  1. Align the controllers and intersect the grab sphere with the object you would like to duplicate
  2. Grab the object with the grab trigger on your dominant hand controller and press the dominant index trigger to duplicate
  3. Move the controllers along the axis and squeeze the dominant index trigger to duplicate

When you align both controllers and copy the object, the preview axis will appear with equally distanced snapping points.

Rotate objects with Smart Move

To rotate an object around the axis:

  1. Put the controllers in a position so they face in front of each controller
  2. Once the axis appears, twist the controllers inward or outward
  3. To end the rotation release the grab trigger button

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