How to Connect your Oculus Quest to Vizard and Vizible using the new Oculus Link Update


  1. Make sure that your Oculus software on your PC is up to date, as well as the firmware on the Quest itself.

  2. Turn on your Quest.

  3. Plug your USB 3.0 to USB-C cable into a USB 3.0 port on your PC, then plug the USB-C end into your headset (note: the cable that comes with the Quest will not work, so you should either purchase one off of Amazon (such as this one), or you can purchase the official Oculus Link cable from Oculus here.

  4. In Oculus, click on “Add Headset” and add the Quest, following the instructions that appear.

  5. Once plugged in, you’ll be prompted to enable Oculus Link (beta) on the Quest, select “Enable” to begin remote rendering via Oculus Link.

  6. Once connected you can run the VizBox/Oculus touch preset from vizconnect to connect it to Vizard, or connect in the same way that you do for Oculus. See this page in the Vizard Documentation for more details.  For Vizible, simply select the Oculus Preset from your choice of hardware.

Some things to consider when using Oculus Link to connect the Quest to your PC:

  • You may have some performance issues due to the compression methods used to deliver the content to the Quest

  • The Quest actually has a slightly higher resolution than the Rift S (1440x1600 per eye for the Quest vs. 1440x1280 per eye for the Rift S)

  • The Quest has a slightly lower refresh rate (72HZ vs. 80Hz for the Rift S)

  • The Rift S has 5 cameras for tracking, while the Quest has just 4

  • The Quest is just slightly heavier at 571 Grams, vs. 500 Grams for the Rift S

  • If having the issue where Oculus is saying you need to update the Quest drivers, but Quest is saying “no updates available”, make sure that you are not on the “public test channel” for Oculus.

How to set up the Oculus Rift S

Here are some quick instructions on how to get your Rift S setup and going with Vizard and Vizible.


  1. Download and install the Oculus app from


  1. Plug in the USB cable to a USB 3.0 port

  2. Plug in the Display port cable to a display port output on your video card (you can also use a mini-display adaptor if you only have mini-display port)


  1. In the Oculus App, click on “Devices”


  1. Select your Rift S (it should automatically show up once connected) and select “Device Setup”


  1. Put a battery in each controller and follow the instructions in the Oculus app


  1. Hold the menu and “Y” buttons to pair the left controller until the light stops blinking. For right controller hold Oculus and “B” buttons


  1. Put on HMD. You can adjust the fit with the fit wheel on the back of the HMD and the velcro strap on top. You can also adjust the depth with the depth adjustment button on the bottom right of the headset.

  1. Determine which direction you will be facing in VR


  1. Place one of the controllers on the ground to confirm the ground plane


  1. Define play area to calculate the Guardian boundary and your play area. Point a controller at the ground and trace an area on the ground around your center point. This can be skipped if you are not going to be walking around.


  1. IPD (interpupillary distance) is adjusted via software with the Rift S. To do this click on Device settings- IPD adjustment


  1. Connecting to Vizard using vizconnect:

    1. Vizard includes an Oculus preset that you can then add to any scene. To do this open up Vizard and go to Tools- vizconnect

    2. Choose to save the file to a folder where you have your main Vizard script (can name it anything you want, but suggest “vizconnect_config”)

    3. Click on “Select from some common preset configurations”

    4. Choose the “Oculus” preset

    5. Your settings are automatically saved, so you can now close the vizconnect tool

    6. To add to your Vizard scene, add the following code to your Vizard script:


  1. Connecting to Oculus directly in the code in Vizard:
    If you wish to connect to the Oculus HMD directly in your code, add the following lines of code to your Vizard script:


  1. Connecting to Vizible

    1. To connect to Vizible, simply choose the “Oculus Touch” preset from the list of dropdown presets in the client interface (Note: that the “Oculus Touch” preset will still recognize the Rift S controllers).


Care of your Oculus Rift HMD

  • Keep away from direct sunlight

  • Clean lenses with a dry, microfiber cloth