What are the Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF)?


Six degrees of freedom (6DoF) and three degrees of freedom (3DoF) are very common terms you’ll hear at VR/AR mixers, conferences and the Lytro lunchroom. “degrees of freedom” refers to the freedom of movement a body has in a three-dimensional space. Many people understand and can demonstrate 3DoF, which are the first three degrees in the video below. Trying to explain all six is sometimes difficult, so watch one of our engineers demonstrate it for you.

1. Yaw
2. Pitch
3. Roll
4. Left/Right
5. Up/Down
6. Forward/Backward

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