Rift users looking for a change of scenery from the stock cabin model in Oculus Home are in for a surprise, as the company has just pushed an update that now brings user-created spaces to the platform.
Last summer Oculus opened beta support for custom objects, letting users import .glb object files into the Oculus Home import directory. Users can also create virtual items in Medium, the company’s 3D creation app, and share them to Home directly.
The recent update however now includes a few ready-made Home templates including a cafe and theater setting, along with themed decor and furniture to match.
Oculus says in a blogpost that users can create anything from a cluster of small rooms to large open outdoor environments; user-created Homes can’t exceed 1,000 meters total size in any dimension however, the company details in their user-created Homes guide.
Like custom objects, Homes must be in a .glb file format, but come in under 15mb in size with textures not exceeding 2,048 × 2,048 in resolution.
Users with greater skill in 3D object creation should have an easier time creating spaces from scratch, although online resources such as Sketchfab provide a wealth of user-created objects and virtual spaces suited for the task.
It’s not entirely a plug-and-play experience, although Oculus’ custom Home guide should set you on the right path to realizing the Home you’ve always dreamt of.