Viewing Presentations

How to view presentations on Twinmotion Cloud.

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Opening a Presentation

  1. Click the hyperlink of the presentation, or enter the hyperlink in the address bar of your browser.

    You will be presented with a page to sign in.

    joining-presentation.png

  2. If the presentation is password-protected, you will be prompted to enter the password.

  3. Click the Join Presentation button.

User Interface Overview

The three main areas in a presentation are:

  1. The Viewport

  2. The Media Strip

  3. The Preferences menu

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Area

Description

1. Viewport

The Viewport is where the images, panoramas, and videos appear. You can navigate images and panoramas using keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and touchscreen controls.

2. Media Strip

The Media Strip contains thumbnail images of all the media contained within a presentation. Click a thumbnail to view the media in the Viewport.

3. Preferences menu

The Preferences menu contains two tabs:

  • In the Preferences tab, you can change viewing options.

  • In the Controls tab, you can view the keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and touchscreen controls that you can use to navigate a scene.

User Interface Controls

Icon

Image

Description

Full Screen

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Enables and disables full screen mode. You can also press the Esc key on your keyboard to exit full screen mode.

Preferences

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Opens and closes the Preferences menu.

Open / Close Media Strip

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Opens and closes the Media Strip.

Play / Pause Presentation

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Plays and pauses presentations.

When you first open a presentation, a Navigation panel appears on top of the scene. navigation-panel.png

The Navigation panel contains information on how to navigate in a scene by using a combination of keyboard and mouse shortcuts, trackpad controls, or touchscreen gestures.

After you close the Navigation panel, you can view the shortcuts again in the Controls tab by clicking the Preferences icon.

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Preferences icon

Changing the Navigation Mode

The Twinmotion navigation mode is selected by default. You can use the navigation mode of another design application if you prefer.

  1. Click the Preferences icon, and then select the Controls tab.

  2. In the Controls panel, click in the Navigation dropdown menu and select the navigation mode for the software you would like to mimic. When you select a navigation mode, the mouse and keyboard shortcuts of the software that you selected are shown in the Controls panel.

    navigation-mode.png

    Navigation modes in Twinmotion

Viewing Preferences

  • Click the Preferences icon, and then select the Preferences tab.

    Option

    Description

    Time of day

    Sets the time of day in which to view a scene.

    Speed

    Controls the speed that is used for navigating in a scene.

    Options: 1 (Walk), 2 (Bicycle), 3 (Drive), 4 (Plane)

    Travel mode

    Switches between the Walk and Fly modes of movement in a scene.

    • In Walk mode, you can travel on the ground planes and be affected by physics and object collision. You can also select the eye-level height of the camera.

    • In Fly mode, you can move freely in all directions.

    Phasing

    When there are phasings in a presentation, this enables or disables the ability to view phasings by showing or hiding the phasing slider.

    Options: Hide, Show

    For more information about phasing, refer to the Viewing Phasings section below.

    Eye-level height

    Determines the eye-level height of the camera.

    Rendering mode

    Determines the rendering mode that is used to view a scene.

    Options: Default, Foam, Metal, Plaster, Outline - flat, Outline - shaded, Wood

    Language

    Specifies the language that is used for user interface text in the presentation.

    Options: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Português, 中文, 한국어, 日本語

    Time format

    Sets how time of day is displayed in the Time of day field.

    Options: 12h, 24h

    Safe Frame

    If Media framing was enabled when creating the presentation, this option specifies whether or not the setting is used when viewing a presentation.

    Options: On, Off

    Resolution

    Sets the resolution that is used to view the presentation.

    Selecting a lower resolution can improve performance when viewing scenes that are particularly complex.

    Options: 720p, 1080p

    Rendering Quality

    Displays the rendering quality that is used for viewing the presentation.

    Presentations are rendered at the highest level of quality (Ultra) unless a resource-intensive presentation demands a lower rendering quality for smoother viewing performance.

Viewing Phasings

Phasing is a method of showing the different construction stages of a project, or of showing a project under various settings and viewing options. You can view phasings on an image, a panorama, or a video.

To view phasings on an image or a panorama, use the phasing slider.

phasing-slider.png

If phasings are applied to a video, they will automatically be shown when the video plays. If phasings are not applied, you can still view them by using the phasing slider while the video plays.

Phasings can be played from any camera position in a scene.

Phasings applied to a video

Viewing Alternative Versions of Media

When a presentation contains one or more alternative versions of a media asset, in the Media Strip the thumbnail of the original media asset is marked with a star.

Click the star on the thumbnail of the original version to view the nested alternative versions.

viewing-alternative-versions.png

For more information about alternative versions and how to add them to presentations, refer to Adding Alternative Versions of Media to Presentations.

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