Preview and Share your experience
Launch a solo experience in your web browser
By clicking on the “launch” option in the top right window, you can open your experience in your web browser and have a final rendering on how it looks. You will be the only one to enter the experience.
Note that the URL available from the Launch button is not meant to be shared. Use the Direct Link available from the Share button to do so (see below for more info).
NB: Please check this article to get more information about how to launch a multi-user experience (i.e a co-viewing session).
Set the right option to share your experience with other people
You are able to edit the visibility of your project depending on how you plan to share your project to your audience:
- Open: Your experience is publicly available and requires your audience to be logged-in with their Spaces account. Check the “Allow non logged-in viewers” option beneath to allow anonymous users to access your content.
- Private: The experience will only be visible to Spaces users that have been invited to the Space beforehand. As soon as the user has accepted the invitation, they will have access to it.
- Secured by Domain: This option is useful if you plan to make your experience available only when accessed from one specific website. Click on “Domain Restrictions Settings” and add the exact URL of all websites you want to whitelist (http://…). Use the embed code generated beneath on the external website and the experience will be instantly visible while allowing users to connect without the need to log in with a Spaces account.
N.B.: These options applied for both solo and co-viewing sessions.
Preview using a HMD
To preview an experience in a tethered HMD (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift), you simply need to click the VR goggles icon available on the bottom right corner of your screen.
Be sure your headset is correctly connected and setup on your computer, then we recommend using Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser.
For standalone / mobile headsets (Oculus Quest, Go or Gear VR with a controller). Opening an experience is always made through a web browser (native one or via custom one like Firefox Reality) available within the headset.
NB: To quickly launch an experience in the headset native web browser, you can use a shortened link using Bitly.com or other similar services.
Navigate your experience
When you launch an experience starting with a 2D Scene, either in solo or co-viewing mode, you enter the default 3D Room facing the main screen.
To enjoy a full VR Experience we designed an intuitive control panel that is hidden by default and accessible by a quick push on the trigger button of your VR headset controller.
Press the trigger again and the control panel will disappear.
Keep pressing the trigger button to quickly move to a specific location of the room
Control panel options:
- Mute/ Unmute: click on the microphone from the icon on the left and mute/ unmute yourself
- Display Outline of your experience: You can choose not to display this option by deactivating it from the experience settings. More info here. (Note that Learners can’t see the outline)
- Live information (only available for live sessions) regarding who is connected to the experience at the same time. As a presenter, you can mute / unmute co-viewers. At the bottom of this window, the Presenter can choose to share their screen or a specific window of their desktop if using Firefox web browser.
- Arrow Navigation: go to previous/ next scene. Not enabled for Learners.
N.B.: these options are available for both desktop or VR viewing but the User Interface will be slightly different depending on the device you’re using.