Double Agent Grip: Mastering the Dual-Handed Shotgun in VR Espionage

Richard Morgan
2 min readJan 18, 2024

Introduction

Welcome back, agents of the virtual realm! Our latest gadget in the VR espionage toolkit is a shotgun that demands a two-handed grip for maximum effect. By utilizing the XR Grab Interactable component and setting the Select Mode to Multiple, we’ll ensure that our agents can wield this powerful weapon with both hands.

The Mission: Two Hands, One Shotgun

In the world of VR espionage, a shotgun isn’t just a weapon; it’s a statement. Let’s enhance its handling for a more immersive and controlled experience.

Step 1: Preparing the Weapon

Equipping the Shotgun

  • Select Your Shotgun: Choose the VR shotgun model in your Unity project.
  • XR Grab Interactable Component: Attach the XR Grab Interactable component to the shotgun — this is where our modifications begin.

Step 2: Crafting Attach Points

Strategic Placement

  • Create Attach Points: Add two empty GameObjects to the shotgun for the barrel and stock grips.
  • Precise Positioning: Adjust these GameObjects to the exact spots where an agent would naturally hold the shotgun.

Step 3: Configuring Dual Grip

Enabling Multiple Interaction Points

  • Setting Select Mode: In the XR Grab Interactable component, change the Select Mode from Single to Multiple. This crucial adjustment allows the weapon to be grabbed at both attach points simultaneously.
  • Assign Attach Points: Link your two empty GameObjects to the attach points in the XR Grab Interactable component.

Step 4: Operational Testing

The Real-World Simulation

  • Dive into VR: Equip your VR gear and step into the simulation. Approach the shotgun and grasp it at both attach points. It should respond to your dual grip naturally, mirroring how a spy would handle such a weapon in the field.

Conclusion

Agents, your VR shotgun is now fully operational with a two-handed grip, thanks to the XR Grab Interactable component’s Multiple Select Mode. This modification not only enhances the realism of your weapon but also adds a tactical edge to your VR missions. Remember, in the world of virtual espionage, how you handle your tools can mean the difference between mission success and failure.

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