Scenaria Sharing

If you have used Scenaria you will have seen the Sharing menu (see fig 1 below)

We support sharing session between unlimited (subject to bandwidth and server support) HL users. We support both local and remote users, simple avatars and (for users in the same room) alignment of anchors (making sure all users see the same thing in the same place).

In this release, the sharing model is very open, there is no identity service - anybody with a HL and the app can join a room.  
fig1 - the sharing menu.

Each time you load Scenaria you are allocated a random empty room. You can use this room to load a scene into - by 
  • Clicking on your 'Home' icon
  • Typing the URL in, 
  • Following a link in another scene
  • Using bookmarks (available in the next release) 

Sharing (or multi-lensing) - if you wanted to share this room with other HL users you need to tell them room number (in the example above the room ID is 068848) much like we do when setting up a voice conference call.

fig 2 - URL/Room ID entry field.

The other HL users simply need to enter the room number into their URL/Room ID field on the Scenaria app and press enter. They will then load the scene and see the same content and changes as you.

The sharing service will coordinate all updates live with any Hologram/User changes being replicated to all users.

If at any time any user (including yourself) wants to leave the room you can do so by clicking on the Leave Room button (see fig 1). A user may rejoin again by repeating the join process. 

The room will be closed when all users leave it.

Avatars - Each user in a room receives an ID, the ID is displayed as a floating sign above their head (assuming anchors are aligned - see below). Remote users and thier avatars currently appear in the same way (as a floating number) - in a future release, we will allow an avatar asset to be used instead.

Align Anchors - to allow multiple users in the same physical space to see holograms in the same place you need to align the anchors. This is done by one person (normally the teacher/room coordinator) acting as the primary user - other users will have their worlds aligned to this user. The process is as follows
  1. The primary user initiates the process by air tapping on the Align Anchors button on their navigation screen (see fig 1).
  2. From the menu that is then presented, air tap the ID of the other user you wish to be aligned to you.
  3. BOTH users will now see a cursor in the shape of a floating H cursor (similar that on the Hologram in the TV series Red Dwarf).
  4. The users now need to stand 2m apart and align the 'H' cursor so it sits on the front and middle of the other users Hololens (i.e. right between their eyes!). 
  5. Once the primary user is happy they can again air tap in the air to complete the alignment process.
When the process is completed the user's world will shift to be aligned with the primary user. To confirm this both user should now see the ID sign hovering just above the head of each other.

This process can be done as many times as you want with other users or the same users.

  • Currently, room numbers are randomly allocated - you cannot reserve a number. 
  • When all users leave a room it (and any assets in it) are cleared out. 
We understand the security issues here and will address these in a future release. 


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