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Question FOV and perceived speed

Discussion in 'Off Topic - All other stuff here' started by DirkGently, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. DirkGently

    DirkGently Member Gold Contributor

    Sep 15, 2020
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    Fascinating tweet here showing a relationship between field of view and perceived speed. Count the frequency of the gantries to convince yourself that it’s not some kind of trick!
    Has anyone with experience of different VR headset FOVs noticed this kind of effect?
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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

    Jul 13, 2014
    Innovative tech specialist for NGOs
    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    You can play around with perceptions of speed by flicking between bumper, bonnet driver and follow cams in VR.

    I would suggest camera position has a significant impact on perception of speed.

    You can also play with FOV on a Pimax, in conjunction with different camera positions. I would suggest the higher the FOV the more natural it seems, rather than significantly affecting a sense of speed in the manner camera position does.