The Upload Tool allows you to manage and publish your SmartRoom for others to see.
Give a descriptive name to your SmartRoom.
You can add a link to your website that explains your models in detail.
Choose whether or not you want to publish your SmartRoom to the public for others to view. You can always switch back to private if you ever change your mind.
Upload a thumbnail that will help others know what they're about to visit. A default image will be used if none are uploaded.
Choose the environment where your models will be shown.
The available environments are labeled with either Simple, Average or Complex, depending on the number of polygons they hold.
Upload the 3D models that you want to show.
Only .obj files are supported for now.
Note that uploading more than 900 MB at once may lead to an upload failure.
Set a name of your model and link its files. For materials, .mtl files are supported, while for textures, we support .jpg and .png.
If your model doesn't appear as expected, you can edit it's transform from here (position, rotation, scale).
Change where and how your 3D models will appear in the SmartRoom.
Set the size of the holodeck (width, height, depth).
Select a model on the left to change its properties. You can also click on the to show/hide a model.
You can click and drag a property (i.e. X, Y or Z) to change the value gradually. Hold down [Shift] to change it faster, or [Alt] to change it slower.
Note that the Holodeck, position and scale are measured in meters (1 unit = 1 meter), and the rotation is in degrees.
Model Viewer controls:
Once you are satisfied with the changes, you can click the [Save] button to upload your SmartRoom.
If you are editing one of your previous SmartRoom, you have the option to [Delete] it.
The Visit Viewer is the application shows the SmartRoom.
The Live Visit Scheduler makes it possible to plan live visits with other people so you can discuss and experience a SmartRoom together.
The calendar shows your meetings. The date highlighted in green is the current date. You can change month by clicking on the left and right arrows at the top. The number in the red capsules show the number of meetings there are on that specific day.
The right panel shows information about your meetings. By default, it will show all the upcoming meetings, but if you click on a date, which will be highlighted in blue, it will only display the meetings on that day.
To add a new meeting, click on the button [New Meeting].
When clicking on [New Meeting], a new window will appear for you to schedule a live SmartRoom. The date of the event will be the one you select (highlighted in blue). If none are selected, the date will be set to the current day.
There are a few fields to fill in before sending the invitations.
When you're ready, click on [Send invitation(s)] and an email will be sent to you and the participants. Note that some email clients will receive the mail in the spam folder. It may be possible that the email doesn't get sent at all for now. If that occurs, you can send them the direct link (see Meeting Details).
Click on the [Details] button next to an upcoming meeting to view information about that meeting and edit it.
Here are the provided details.
Communicate with the other participants directly from our application. Note that participants cannot communicate between the web and the Android application for now (i.e. Someone on Android won't be able to read a message that was sent from the web).
On the Web
On the web, you can communicate with other people by typing in the chat box, located at the bottom of the Visit Viewer.
The different colors in the chat represent different roles.
Spectators can click on a participant under the [Other Participants] list to view the perspective of that particular person.
You can use voice communication when using the Android SmartRoom application. It is recommended to use earphones when communicating so that audio feedback does not occur.