SimLab VR Viewer for Creators

Signing Up

To upload and share VR experiences and to pair wireless VR and mobile devices, a user needs to sign up to SimLab Cloud servers.

In addition to VR related benefits, signing up grants the user access to SimLab 3D Models, and Materials library as well as SimLab Academy, and other useful features.

 


 

To Sign up run SimLab VR Viewer and from the top right corner, click Sign in.

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From the Sign In dialog, click Sign UP.



 

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In the Sign Up dialog, fill in the User name which will be displayed to other users. Fill in an  active email address, and a secure password made of at least 8 characters including a number, then click Sign Up.


 

 

 

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If the Sign Up is successful a message will appear to check email address used, to confirm the registration process.




 

 

 

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Click the Activate button in the email sent, to finish the signing up process.

Adding and uploading VR experiences

 

Uploading VR experiences to SimLab Cloud account makes them available for sharing with others, and for viewing on wireless devices such as standalone VR headsets, and mobile devices through pairing.

 

Exporting the VR Experience as a VRPackage

 

To upload a VR Experience you need to first Export it from SimLab VR Studio as a VRPackage file.

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Once you click on Export VRPackage File, select the directory where you want to export the VRpackage, then type in a name for the package and click Save to display the VR Package Export Options.

 

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In this dialog, fill in a title for the package, a publisher's name and a description, additionally, you may add a thumbnail image to the VR package.

Click "OK" to Finish the VRPackage creation process.

Note: If the Start Position was not already added to the scene, it will be automatically created at this stage, and upon confirming its location, the VRpackage will be created.

 


 

Adding VR Packages to SimLab VR Viewer

 

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Run the SimLab VR Viewer and sign in to your account, then from the top Right corner click on "Add Model".

In the File Browser window, navigate towards the VR package you have created then select it and click Open.

 

 

 

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In the "Add A Model" Dialogue, you can modify the Name (title), the description and the thumbnail image that came with the VRpackage file from SimLab VR Studio, you can also Add tags for the VR Experience, which are helpful when trying to find the VR experience through the search box in SimLab VR Viewer.

Under the Description box you will find the option "Upload Model" which will upload the VR Experience on the Simlab Cloud Servers in addition to adding it locally on the SimLab VR VIewer.

Uploading the VR Experience to the cloud servers will allow you to Access it anywhere, Share it with others and run it on wireless devices.

When activating the Upload Model option, you will have the choice to either set the VR Experience to be personal where only you and the people you shared it with can view it, or set it to be submitted to the SimLab Public Library for other users to see it.

Click OK to start uploading the VR Package and add it to the SimLab VR Viewer.

 

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Once the upload is complete, you will get a notification, after which, you can now Run the VR Experience and share it with others through SimLab VR VIewer.

 

 





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Note :  In case you have chosen Not to Upload the VR Experience while adding it to SimLab VR Viewer, you can still upload it later by selecting the VR Experience and clicking on the Upload Icon in the Selected Item panel to the right.

Managing VR Experiences through Catalogs

Accessing and Managing VR Experiences

 

Once you have added the VR Experience to SimLab VR Viewer, you will find it in the "My Models" Tab which is the default location where uploaded VR Experiences will be displayed.

 

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Creating a Catalog

For better management of VR Experiences, you can add Catalogs, which in principle are similar to folders where you can contain multiple VR Experiences inside it.

 

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To create a new Catalog, Click on the Catalog Icon at the top right corner of SimLab VR Viewer.

 





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In the Add Catalog Dialog, you can specify the name of the Catalog, the Publisher's name, a Description, and implement Tags to find it easily using the search box.



Click "Ok" to create the Catalog and add it to "My Models" Tab.




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Once the Catalog Has been Created in "My Models" tab, you can Double Click it to View its content in a New Tab.

 

Moving VR Experiences to Catalogs

 

To Move a VR Experience to a Catalog, select the VR Experience and from the Selected Item Panel to the right, Click on the Edit Icon.

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From the Edit Model Dialog, Click on "Add to Catalog".








 

 

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Select the Catalog where you want to Move the VR Experience and Click OK to Move it there.

 

Note : When toggling on the "Home Page" option, the VR Experience will still have a thumbnail in the homepage in addition to a thumbnail in the selected Catalog.

Running VR Experiences

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Once a VR Experience has been selected, its name and description along with the name of the person who shared it with you will be displayed in the Selected Item Panel to the right, additionally, you will find 2 buttons to run the Experience in Desktop Mode or VR Mode.

 

 

 

 
 
Desktop Mode

If you are using a Windows or macOS computer and you do not have a VR headset, you can Run VR Experiences in Desktop Mode where you will be using the mouse and keyboard to navigate the scene and interact with objects.

 

VR Mode

With VR Mode you can run the VR experience using PC VR headsets which are VR headsets that are attached with a cable to a computer.

Supported VR devices are :

 

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 HTC Vive  /  HTC Vive Pro

 

 

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Oculus Quest / Oculus Quest 2 / Oculus Rift / Oculus Rift S

 

 

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Pico Neo 2 / Pico Neo 3

 

 

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Pairing Wireless Devices
If you are using a standalone VR Headset such as Oculus Go and Oculus Quest in wireless mode or a mobile device, you can use pairing to access your models through those devices.

 

Before you pair your wireless device you need to first install the SimLab VR Viewer on those devices, Click here to download the VR Viewer for Wireless devices.

 

Once you have installed SimLab VR Viewer on wireless devices, Follow these steps :
1. Run the VR Viewer on you computer first and from the top right