Paint Arena Frequently Asked Questions

Instructions:
You will need a HoloLens or a WMR immersive headset with a mixed reality motion controllers (and headphones, if not Samsung Odyssey) to enjoy this experience.

This social experience is best enjoyed in a casual standing pose. If you feel you are not at the right height after app launch, simply stand up, look forward, and say or tap “Reset Floor Level”.

Practice mode:
You could draw and talk to others in practice mode and guess each others’ drawings. By default, you would be in Practice mode, or you can say “Start Practice Mode”.

Immersive headsets: Make sure you set up boundary for all experiences before you begin. Once you see your robotic right hand holding a paint brush, you can press the right hand trigger button to start drawing. Once you see your robotic left arm holding a motion controller, you can use the touch pad to select paint color. Alternatively, you can tap “Pick Color” to bring up the large color wheel.

If you made a mistake, you can say “Erase Last Stroke” or press right hand controller grab button. You can also clear all strokes by saying “Erase All Strokes”.

To rotate your view, point the joysticks left or right on one of the motion controllers.

To teleport, make sure the panel shows “Teleport On”. Then point your cursor at the floor with one of the motion controllers, and hold the joystick forward until a Teleport marker appears, then release the joystick.

HoloLens: You can use gaze, tap gesture to select options on the menu in front of you (look below chest level). You can use the same voice commands as elaborated above. While “Painting On”, you can reach your hand out in front of you, pinch and hold while dragging the paint brush along.

Before teleporting in HoloLens, make sure the panel shows “Painting Off” and “Teleport On”. Then you can use your gaze to aim, and then tap to dash across the map! You could also hide the Guessing Window and the Panel if they are blocking your gazes.

Competition mode (work in progress):
You can say “Start Competition Mode” to participate.
If you are the first one to join, you would be assigned the drawer for the first round. You would be given a random word. Draw something to help others guess the word (without drawing any letters or digits). Once someone guesses your word correctly, the next person in line will become the drawer and you will be given a score based on the remaining time on the countdown timer. You would be muted for the duration of the timer to make sure you don’t verbally spill the beans!

If you joined after someone else, you would be assigned the guesser for the first round. Guess what the drawer is drawing by typing in your answer, until one of the drawers succeeds. You can talk to other guessers on your team. Guessers will be given a team score based on the remaining time on the countdown timer. If you are the first one to guess correctly, you would get a bonus score.


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