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How do I not record/cast passthrough on Quest 3?

Gruntled
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I went from Quest 1 to Quest 3 and when casting/recording, instead of showing the B&W breakthrough it would just show a black 'void'.

On Quest when in your home UI and switch to passthrough camera the casting/recording will record it as well.   I don't want to show passthrough cameras unless I'm casting/recording a mixed reality game.   Is there a way to turn that off?  

Thanks.

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Thanks for the reply. I just found a YT video that shows the boundary and the pass-through recordings are linked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ_s_SPGg1Q

So it looks like the only way to disable the pass-through recording is to turn off the boundary?

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MetaQuestSupport
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Hey there, @Gruntled! We understand you'd like to be able to turn passthrough off unless you are casting or recording in mixed reality. We've got you covered! In order to do that, you are going to want to turn on the Double Tap for Passthrough shortcut. This will allow you to turn passthrough on or off by tapping either the left or right side of your Meta Quest 3 twice.

To turn on the Double Tap for Passthrough shortcut:

  1. From your headset, hover over the clock on the left side of the universal menu.
  2. Select Quick Settings to open the Quick Settings panel.
  3. Select Settings from the top right of the panel.
  4. Select Physical space.
  5. Select the toggle next to Double Tap for Passthrough to turn this feature on.

Please let us know if those steps help out! If you need more assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know! 

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@MetaQuestSupportthanks for the reply.  I did already have the double tap for passthrough shortcut on.  But if passthrough is on it will show up on the casting/recording, which I don't want.

oculusness
Heroic Explorer

Hi @Gruntled would a black void environment give you the effect you're looking for?

https://sidequestvr.com/app/3997/custom-home-dark-void 

Four Rift CV1s, Quest 2, Quest 3.

Hey @Gruntled, it does look like after digging into this some more, there does not appear to be official settings options for what you are trying to do. There may be other apps or options for you to look into that may provide what you are looking for, but nothing we can officially support at this time. We hope you are able to find something that works for your casting and recording needs. If you need anything else in the future, please reach back out and we will be happy to work with you again!

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Thanks for the reply. I just found a YT video that shows the boundary and the pass-through recordings are linked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ_s_SPGg1Q

So it looks like the only way to disable the pass-through recording is to turn off the boundary?

Hey again, @Gruntled

 

We're happy to see that you found a workaround, but as we previously stated, there aren't official setting options for what you're trying to do, so we can't confirm or deny that turning off the boundary disables pass-through recording. We don't recommend turning off the boundary because it's a built-in safety feature that lets you set up virtual walls that appear when you get too close to the edge of your play area, but you're more than welcome to try it. We hope it works for you, but just in case it doesn't, this link here will help you set up your boundary for Quest 3 again. 

 

If there's anything else we can do to help you, feel free to reach out to us at anytime because we'd love to lend you a hand! For now, we hope that you have a great day!

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OK thank you .  I just posted it in the Ideas forum for that feature to be added.

Your feedback is very important to us, so thank you for sharing your ideas! If there's anything else that we can help you with, please let us know. We hope that you have a great day and that you have the most fun playing in VR! See you around the forums, @Gruntled!

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