Viewing Presentations

How to view Presentations on Twinmotion Cloud.

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Presentations are groups of images, panoramas, and videos. They offer an interactive and immersive experience to viewers where they can navigate freely throughout your Twinmotion scenes using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can adjust several viewing parameters such as Time of day, Rendering mode, navigation Speed, and Travel mode (Walk or Fly).

When you upload a Presentation to Twinmotion Cloud, you can share it using the automatically generated hyperlink or QR code provided in the Twinmotion Cloud Web Drive.

This page explains how to access and view a Presentation using a hyperlink or a QR code.

You can also share a Presentation by embedding it into the web page of any website using the HTML embed code supplied in the Web Drive for each Presentation. Embedded Presentations are displayed automatically in an inline frame (iframe) when viewers open the web page.

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

    • If it is not password-protected, the Presentation opens.

    • If it is password-protected, you are prompted to enter the password provided with the hyperlink.

      Presentation sign-in

  2. Click the Join Presentation button.

Opening a Presentation from a QR Code

  1. Open the camera of your mobile device or tablet.

  2. Scan the QR code with the camera.

  3. Click the web address that appears on the screen.

    Click hyperlink

    • If the Presentation is not password-protected, the Presentation opens.

    • If the Presentation is password-protected, you are prompted to enter the password.

      Enter password

      Enter the password that appears at the bottom of the QR code image.

      Click image to expand.

  4. 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

End Presentation

End Presentation icon

Ends the Presentation.

Full Screen

Enable / Disable Fullcreen icon

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

If a Presentation is embedded in a website (using the HTML embed code), fullscreen mode may not be available as some website providers do not allow full screen functionality for embedded iframe content on their websites.

If full screen mode is not available in an embedded Presentation, contact your website administrator for help resolving the issue.

Preferences

Preferences icon

Opens and closes the Preferences menu.

Open / Close Media Strip

Open / Close Media Strip icon

Opens and closes the Media Strip.

Play / Pause Presentation

Play / Pause Presentation icon

Plays and pauses Presentations.

Enable / Disable Motion Sensors (on mobile devices and tablets only)

Motion Sensors icon

Enabled and disabled Motion Sensors icon

iOS or Android mobile devices and tablets contain motion sensors. These sensors are used to monitor the physical motion of the device. When viewing Presentations on a mobile device or a tablet where motion sensors are enabled, you can look around the scene by moving your device.

You can enable the motion sensors directly from within Presentations by clicking the Enable / Disable Motion Sensors icon.

The motion sensor feature is not available on devices that do not have motion sensors.

When you first open a Presentation, a Navigation panel appears on top of the scene. The Navigation panel contains information on how to navigate in a scene by using a mouse, a keyboard, trackpad controls, or touchscreen gestures.

The first panel provides information on how to navigate using a mouse.

Mouse navigation controls

Mouse navigation controls

Click the arrow on the right side of the panel to see how to navigate using a keyboard, a trackpad, and touchscreen gestures.

Keyboard navigation controls

Keyboard navigation controls

Mouse navigation controls

Trackpad navigation controls

Mouse navigation controls

Touchscreen navigation controls

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

Preferences icon

Preferences icon

Changing the Navigation Mode

By default, the Twinmotion Presentation navigation mode is selected, but you can switch to the Twinmotion Editor navigation mode if you prefer.

Both navigation modes are identical, except for the Look around and Orbit modes.

Twinmotion Presentation

Twinmotion Editor

Look around

Look around in Twinmotion Presentation mode

Look around in Twinmotion Editor mode

Orbit

Orbit in Twinmotion Presentation mode

Orbit in Twinmotion Editor mode

To change the Navigation mode:

  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 Navigation mode are shown in the Controls panel.

    Select Navigation mode

    Navigation modes in Twinmotion

Viewing Preferences

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

    Option

    Description

    Language

    Specifies the language used for user interface text in the Presentation.

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

    Time of day

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

    Time format

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

    Options: 12h, 24h

    Speed

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

    Options: 1 (Inspect), 2 (Handle), 3 (Walk), 4 (Cycle), 5 (Drive), 6 (Fly)

    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.

    Eye-level height

    Determines the eye-level height of the camera.

    To use this setting, set Travel mode to Walk.

    Phasing

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

    Options: Hide, Show

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

    Rendering mode

    Determines the rendering mode used to view a scene.

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

    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 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 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 Phasing

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 phasing on an image, a panorama, or a video.

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

Phasing slider

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

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

Phasing 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 of media

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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