Distribute and Share

How to share and distribute Projects

present4D VR-Suite projects are created offline, an unbeatable advantage with the large amounts of data from VR projects. For uncomplicated online distribution we use the Amazon Web Service Server which is one of the most secure solutions in the world. All Projects you have uploaded to the cloud can immediately be downloaded in your present4D Project Portal. Simply install present4D on the desired device and enter your portal key: Installation It is not necessary to export the project as an special app and bring it to a store. To prevent that different target groups or clients can see all Projects, it is possible to purchase additional Project Portals.

Workflow Example - How to show a Project on an Oculus Go.

  1. Produce your Project offline with a PC or Mac
  2. Upload it with the builtin function to the cloud.
  3. Install present4D on Oculus Go for example
  4. Start present4D
  5. Enter your Portal Key
  6. Download and watch your Project

For maximum data security, offline transfer via USB cable is also possible if you are working with sensitive data or managing projects with several GB of data volume.

And of course with the optional Web Export module it is possible to export the Project as HTML 5 to the internet, where almost all functions of present4D are supported.

Functions

How to find the Settings Menu for Distribution

  1. Start Editor Mode
  2. Launch the iMenu
  3. choose the tab Distribution
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See also: Delete a Project from the Cloud

Share via Cloud

Warning

  • Currently, presentations with more than 4 GB filesize cannot be uploaded into the cloud.

In one of the upcoming updates, present4D will be able to update single content files, and a presentation can surpass the 4 GB limit. Currently, the entire presentation will be uploaded in case a media file has been changed.

Initial Upload to the Cloud

How to find the Settings Menu for Distribution

  1. Close all editing programs with which you have edited media contents of the current project.
  2. Click on the button Cloud Upload.
  3. Wait until the upload has been completely finished.

To cancel the upload simply close present4D.

Update of an existing presentation

How to find the Settings Menu for Distribution

  1. Click on the button Cloud Update.
  2. Wait until the upload has been completely finished.

To cancel the upload simply close present4D.

The present4D VR-Suite detects automatically if a configuration has changed (changed names, moved symbols…) or even if files have been exchanged. Therefore, the upload time can vary.

If you are unable to Upload

If you cannot upload your project or the process stops at preparing:

  1. Did you enter the Licence Key? Otherwise your will get the message Warning: device is not unlocked.
  2. Close all editing programs with which you have edited media contents of the current project.
  3. The name of the Project should only contain letters and numbers. Please don’t use any special characters or spaces.
  4. Make sure, that the entire present4D folder is writable.
  5. Run present4D as administrator (right click on present4D, “run as administrator”)
  6. Restart your computer.

Transfer via USB Cable

How to find the Settings Menu for Distribution

Presentations can be easily transferred to Android and iOS devices via cable. Depending on your Device this process can take 2-30 minutes.

Install the VR-Suite on the Mobile Device

  1. Make sure that you have installed the VR-Suite on your mobile device (Smartphone, Tablet, VR Headset). (See also Installation)
  2. Start it once on this device until you see the Project Portal

Transfer a Project

  1. Install the VR-Suite on the Mobile Device

  2. The mobile device must be restarted before every new connection

  3. Connect the mobile device to your computer and accept the connection on your mobile device. (For Oculus Go you have to look inside of the HMD)

  4. Inside the desktop version make sure that you have entered the license key (Enter the License Key)

  5. Start Editor Mode

  6. Launch the iMenu

  7. Choose the tab Distribution

  8. Click USB Transfer and follow the instructions.

  9. Enter the name of the Project Use only regular ascii alphabet letters and numeric characters, no whitespace

  10. Confirm the entry by clicking on the green check mark

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  11. Select if you want to use a Smart Device with present4D App or an Oculus Go respectively prepare a Samsung Smart Phone for GearVR.

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  12. Select the operating system of your device.

  13. Wait until the transfer has been completely finished. The preparation of the transfer process may take a few minutes.

Presentations that are not available on the server are marked with a crossed out cloud symbol. In off line mode, this is the case for all presentations.

Warning

Restart Device before Transfer

To avoid errors, you should always restart the device (especially Oculus Go) before transferring a project via cable. Otherwise, transfer errors may occur, as the PC may not receive the latest data from the device.

iOS special Notes

On iOS usb file transfer is not supported in the official store release due to limitations by Apple. If you need the file transfer feature please request access to a Test Flight version via email, please include all apple IDs that need access to the feature. The Test Flight release is identical to the Store version, but also supports automatic usb file transfer from pc to iOS devices.

Web Export

How to find the Settings Menu for Distribution

The optional Web Export module creates a HTML based project version which can be played in web browsers without plugins.

How to export a Project for Web

  1. Start Editor Mode
  2. Launch the iMenu
  3. Choose the tab Distribution
  4. Choose the button Web Export
  5. When finished press “open Folder”. The export process can take several minutes up to more than one hour.
  6. Test the project offline by clicking the WebViewer.exe
  7. Upload the whole folder content with your ftp program to your web space
  8. Embed the project with an iFrame

Find the Web Export Files

xxx-xxx/data_myProject/Web Export

Functional Scope

The Web Export module exports the following functions:

  • The exported presentation is only a viewer version. It can not be edited in HTML.
  • 360° Locations photo (mono; stereo top/down)
  • 360° Locations video (mono; stereo top/down will be converted to mono)
  • HotSpots
  • Slideshow photo (mono; Stereo top/down)
  • Slideshow video (mono; Stereo top/down will be converted to mono)
  • Sounds – Background and 3D directional (all supported formats)
  • All viewing angle settings
  • All names
  • All positions of interaction elements in 360° space
  • Icon settings (display, behavior)
  • Welcome text
  • Individual text label and color
  • i-Menu with sub-categories and logo

Currently not supported

  • Quiz
  • Conference
  • 3D-Object slideshows
  • Stereoscopic video
  • Size of Icons
  • 360° video streaming

Manage Projects at Project Portal

In the Project Portal you can do the following actions:

  • Download a Project from Cloud
  • Delete a Project from Device
  • Delete a Project from Server
  • Duplicate a Project
  • Change the current Project Portal with a Portal Key xxx-xxx

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