At the top, give yourself a nickname, so everyone will know who you are. Then click "Browse Avatars" to select one from the library. Or to add your own avatar, select Avatar GLB URL and copy over your link from readyplayer.me which you made earlier.
Make sure the microphone and speaker are set. You can check your audio by clicking the speaker icon. Use earphone for the best experience.
Follow the instructions in the blue bubble to understand the controls to move around and navigate the space.
Use the WASD keys on your keyboard or the arrow keys.
If you have a mouse, press the button and moving it around. On a touchpad, left click and use your finger. Use Q and E (not so cool)
Audio is spatial too so the further or closer away you get to someone, they will get louder or fainter.
If you're not sure about anything when you get in, find Pierre, Louise, Pablo, or Ertu - they can help you.
It's a little like video conferences but much better. You will receive a web link and a code by email. When the time comes, use that link in your favourite browser to land on the VR platform. Follow the instruction, check your audio settings, pick your avatar, name it, and spawn in the event gallery.
Of course, you do. Make one here, use the head only (no body) - https://readyplayer.me/ - You can add the link when you select your avatar. We'll be sending you an orientation video to show you how.
No! You can experience the party on-screen on any device. Of course, a VR headset offers a more immersive experience, but if you don't have one, then use headphones and join us on your screen.
The platform we're hosting this event on this time will allow 20 people to be 'physically' in the room with an avatar. Once that capacity is full, you will be able to experience the event as a flying spectator. This means you can move around the space, listen in on chats, and see exhibitions but you won't be seen and you can't be heard. A little bit like a fly on the wall! When there is capacity for avatars, it will be first-come, first-served to enter fully.
The great thing about VR is that it is lighter on your wifi than video chat! It might make your machine work a little harder so if it starts making funny sounds, just make sure you've closed other apps.
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