3dRudder:
the revolutionary motion controller born for VR

“Your feet, naturally will know where you want to go, thus freeing up hand movements for more important things.”

“No teleportation. Move naturally where you want to go to and enjoy a fluid immersion experience”

Discover the ultimate power of your feet in VR !

Become a superhero

The 3dRudder is a controller designed for an enhanced VR experience. With no constraint of space, no physical strain, no complicated set-up, you can fully enjoy how wide VR is. So just sit down, put your VR headset on and let your feet make you feel like a superhero, taking you to a more thrilling reality.

Experience free locomotion

Use the 4 axes of the 3dRudder to move wherever you want to in VR. Move forward/backward, strafe left/right, rotate, or use our special feature: the up & down movement. Forget teleportation or room-scale limits. Move freely: Unleash your VR experience.

Empower your hands

The 3dRudder is a foot motion controller. While your feet control your movements, your hands are free to grab, catch, push, shoot… with nothing else to concentrate on than your gaming experience. Your VR experience is more immersive and more natural.

Play for longer period of times

The 3dRudder is a controller used seated. While some might think it’s counter intuitive to experience VR in a chair, once your headset is on and you start moving in VR, you immediately forget you’re not standing. It even becomes surprisingly irrelevant. You’re in control. And since moving with the feet is deeply wired in your brain -not superficially like for your hands, forcing you to spend energy thinking your movement with sticks or teleportation-, it becomes seconds nature. You can play for a longer period of times without fatigue.

Intuitive

It takes less than 1 minute to master the controls of your 3dRudder

Room saver

No physical boundaries. Enjoy VR seated and play even in tiny rooms

Progressive

Control precisely your motion speed by tilting more or less the 3dRudder

Immersive

Discover the benefits of 4 axes at your feet to take you deeper into your VR experience

Get started in less than 5 minutes

Sit down comfortably

Plug your 3dRudder to your PC

Choose your settings

Put your VR headset on

Play!

Characteristics

ComputerPC – Desktop, Laptop
OSWindows 10
PowerUSB (2 meter cable)
Commands enabledForward/backward – Left/right – Rotate left/right – Up/down

Supported VR Headsets

 

HTC Vive

The 3dRudder is fully compatible with HTC Vive VR headset and comes as a perfect addition to hand controllers: the 3dRudder is your motion controller, the wands are dedicated to interaction and hand-driven tasks. The 3dRudder is compatible with games purchased on Steam VR store: to play a VR game with the 3dRudder and the HTC Vive, you just need to use the 3dRudder’s dashboard, and select games configuration in the Games tab or click on the ‘VR Unleashed for HTC Vive & Mixed Reality’ tab.

 

Oculus Rift

The 3dRudder is fully compatible with Oculus Rift and the Touch controllers. The 3dRudder is your foot-powered motion controller, and it frees up your hands for action. You can play with the 3dRudder and the Oculus Rift both games bought on Steam VR store (when indicated as Oculus compatible) and Oculus store: to play a VR game with the 3dRudder and Oculus Rift, you just need to use the 3dRudder’s dashboard, and select games configuration in the Games tab or click on the ‘VR Unleashed for Oculus Rift’ tab.

 

Windows Mixed Reality HMD’s

The 3dRudder is fully compatible with Windows Mixed Reality HMD’s and their hand controllers. The 3dRudder enacts as your VR motion controller and comes in perfect combination with the hand controllers for interaction. You can play with the 3dRudder and any of the Windows Mixed Reality headset games bought on Steam VR store (when games support WMR HMD’s): to play a VR game with the 3dRudder and Windows Mixed Reality VR headset, you just need to use the 3dRudder’s dashboard, and select games configuration in the Games tab (games configurations designed for HTC Vive work with WMR gear) or click on the ‘VR Unleashed for HTC Vive & Mixed Reality’ tab.

How to play VR with the 3dRudder

3dRudder Dashboard: the user-friendly tool

To play the vast majority of VR games, the 3dRudder Dashboard is the place to start. It offers several functionalities to adapt to each specific gameplay.
3dRudder dashboard games tab

Games configurations

VR Unleashed mode

Joystick or Keyboard mode

Within the ‘Games’ thumbnail, find a selection of VR game profiles with preconfigured settings for your 3dRudder. Select the setting for your type of headset, click to send the configurations to your 3dRudder. If your game is on the Oculus store, start the game before activating your 3dRudder. You’re ready to play!
The VR unleash modes thumbnails include customizable settings for your 3dRudder. Select the mode according to your VR headset, either HTC Vive/Windows Mixed Reality or Oculus Rift. If your game is on the Oculus store, start the game before activating your 3dRudder. You’re ready to play!
For VR games that use traditional peripherals as motion controllers, you just need to activate your 3dRudder as a Keyboard (Narcosis), or as a Joystick (DCS), or as a HOTAS (Elite Dangerous)… to start playing VR with your 3dRudder.

 

Modding games: add the 3dRudder mod directly into the game

For games that allow modding, you just need to add the 3dRudder Mod to your game settings.

Robo Recall: try the 3dRudder locomotion mod
When Robo Recall was released, we developed a dedicated mod so as to integrate the 3dRudder directly into the game. Read our Robo Recall page to know more about the game and install the 3dRudder locomotion mod. Click here to see our tutorial

Frequently asked questions

Is the 3dRudder compatible with any VR game?

Yes, the 3dRudder is compatible with any title purchased on the Steam VR store and the Oculus store. Obviously, games that don’t require any motion (like Space Pirat for example) are not relevant. Flying games -such as Aircar VR for Oculus– are great to play with the 3dRudder, as well as games that imply lots of motion, such as Dead Effect 2 VR, Stand Out VR, Fallout 4 VR or Doom VFR.

Does it work with games designed to be played at roomscale?

Yes it does. The 3dRudder enables 4 axes that offer 360° of free locomotion, including the up-and-down motion, which is quite a unique feature. With simple movements of your feet on the board, you can walk, run, turn around, …and combine axes: very useful when you need to get out of tricky situations. And as ou play seated, you can play longer.

How do I set up the 3dRudder?

It’s very easy. We provide a free software, the 3dRudder’s dashboard, to operate your 3dRudder. The Dashboard is enriched with new features on a monthly basis at no extra cost. No matter what VR headset you own, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or one of the Windows Mixed Reality HMD’s, you just need to select the Games tab (with preconfigured settings for various VR games) or use the ‘VR Unleashed’ tab corresponding to your VR headset.

Can I combine the 3dRudder with the hand controllers?

Absolutely. That’s why the 3dRudder is so convenient to use. Free locomotion is triggered by your feet on the 3dRudder and your hands are freed up: grabbing objects, shooting, pulling, navigating a menu … You can do more in your VR games.

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