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Getting Setup

Step1: Installation

Animotive supports the following headsets:

Meta Quest ( link only)
Meta Quest 2 ( link only)
Meta Quest Pro ( link only)
HTC Vive Pico Valve Index
Quest Pro, Quest 2

Minimum hardware requirements:

OS: + Memory: 8 GB+ RAM
Processor: Intel i3-6100/AMD Ryzen 3 1200 FX4350 or greater
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti/AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Network: 10 mbps Storage: 20 GB
OS: + Memory: 8 GB+ RAM
Processor: Intel i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2060/AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
Network: 10 mbps
Storage: 100 GB
Step 2: Create an Animotive Account
Go to to register your account.
Step 3: Setup your VR Headset

Oculus Headset setup

Setup your oculus Quest headset. You can find more information at the following link:
Next, download and Install Oculus Desktop App, set oculus as your 'default OpenXR Runtime' and allow unknown sources. This will allow you to run Animotive with your Quest headset.
To allow content from unknown sources and set your OpenXR runtime:
  • Open the Oculus app on your PC.
  • Select Settings in the left menu.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Next to Unknown Sources, adjust the toggle and then confirm to allow content from unknown sources.
  • Lastly press the button below to set Oculus as your 'default OpenXR Runtime'
You can find more information at the following link:

Get set up as a developer (Quest Pro only)

Using Animotive with Quest Pro Facial tracking requires having your Quest running in developer mode. To start, you’ll have to register as a developer with Meta.
In the next step, you will put your Quest into developer mode.
  • The easiest way is by going to the Quest app on your phone, tapping Menu, and then going to Devices.
  • Select your Quest, then scroll to Headset Settings.
  • Tap Developer Settings, then use the toggle to turn developer mode on.

Before Opening Animotive

To use desktop VR applications like Animotive with your Quest headset, you need to use Meta Quest Link. More information about Meta Quest Link can be found at the following link:
Do note: the Meta Quest Link can sometimes experience errors when first connecting to the Oculus software on desktop, this is a problem that Meta is aware of and we are hoping for a fix in the near future for the occasional crashes. We have found that restarting the Oculus software along with your PC and headset fixes the issue.
We recommend your Meta Quest should be set up in room scale mode for using Animotive so you have the freedom to move around.
Once you have your Quest headset set up with the appropriate permissions listed above and connected to your PC via Meta Quest Link, you are ready to get started!
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