The Scapic Editor lets you create immersive worlds in Virtual and Augmented Reality, without coding. All you need is your imagination to get started on the Scapic editor, as we help simplify the process of creation, letting you build your Virtual or Augmented Reality experience in a matter of minutes. Once you're done, share your experience with the world and consume it on any Virtual Reality headset through a simple web URL 🌐. Don’t have a headset or controllers? No problem! Your experiences still work on standard desktop and smartphones.
We call the experiences you create on the Scapic Editor as ‘Scapes’. A Scape is an immersive and interactive experience which you can share and experience through a unique web URL. Scapes have one or many scenes in them and they can either be a Virtual or an Augmented Reality scene. All scapes start by first creating a scene by clicking on the 'Create New Scene' button on the Action bar.
As you begin creating your scape, you will find yourself switching between 5 simple tools huddled together on the bottom of your screen on the Toolbar. Create Scenes and add Elements to make them immersive. Build informative scenes by adding in Text and add in interactivity by using Hooks.
Creating a scape on the Scapic Editor starts by creating a new Scene. The scenes of your scape are like slides of a presentation or the chapters of a story. Each scene can take the viewer to a different world or can show different perspectives of the same. Start creating your Virtual or Augmented reality scene with a blank background or choose from the Templates we will be offering soon. Your scenes background can be any of the following:
These are images captured with either a 360 degree camera or are computer generated. Choose from our Library of 360 images or upload your own and access them on the 'Uploaded 360 Images' Tab. Scenes created with 360 photos as the background are viewable in Virtual Reality Mode.
Like 360 degree photos, these are videos captured with either a 360 degree camera or are computer generated. Choose from our Library of 360 images or upload your own and access them on the 'Uploaded 360 Videos' Tab. If your scene contains a 360 video as it's background, the video will loop over once it reaches the end of it's duration. Scenes created with 360 videos as the background are viewable in Virtual Reality Mode.
Scenes can have either a gradient or a solid colour as it's background. You can choose from a palette of gradients and colours we have tested out and look great in Virtual Reality. If you have a colour of your choice, click on 'More' to pick out a colour and create your own colour palette. As you play around with the colours, you will see a live preview of what your scene will look like in the background. Scenes created with a colour or gradient as the background are viewable in Virtual Reality Mode.
Augmented Reality scenes augment whatever element or text you place in your scene on the real world. Currently the Scapic Editor Supports Marker Based Augmented Reality Scenes. These scenes are not viewable in Virtual Reality Mode. To Learn More about what you can do in an Augmented Reality scene, refer to the Augmented Reality section.
Elements are what you add to the Scene to make it richer. Elements are classified into:
With 2D shapes you can add a variety of shapes to your scape. You can then edit the properties of this shape such as the colour, position and even transparency to make it just right
In virtual and augmented reality, 3D is really the heart of the creation. Now, it is easier than ever to get started with adding 3D shapes and objects to your scene. You can add these objects, position them in your scene till they’re just right, and repeat.
You can add 2D media such as images, videos and even audio files. You can add these media assets, position them in your scene and even modify their properties.
Scenes pop with art, and emojis are a great way to express them. You can choose from icons, emojis and even custom illustrations. Once selected, position them in your scene and voila.
Choose from the Scapic store or upload your own and use them in your scene. Once you add an element, you can move it around, scale and change its rotation in all dimensions along with its z-depth. The sidebar lets you edit the properties of a particular element.
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Add Text to your scene to make it more informative.
You can add simple Header Text
Adding text has never been simpler. Choose from various layouts of text to add to your scene. Find the layout which works for you and customize it to make it yours.
Adding interactivity to your scene is easy with hooks. Hooks let you link scenes together, letting you move between them. Hooks can even add interactivity within the same scene.
You can trigger hooks by either clicking on them or by moving the reticle in the centre of your screen over the hook to gaze on it.
Default hooks adds in a circular icon to your scene, letting you hook to a new element or hook to an element within the same scene. you can even use default hooks to link scenes together. If you'd like to customise the appearance of your hook, you should use an existing element as a hook.
Use and turn an existing element in your scene into a hook. This hook functions in the same way as your default hook but allows you to customise the appearance of your hook.
Once you add content to your scene, you can move, scale and rotate them using the scalers we provide. If you'd like to customize this content such as elements and text to your liking, you can do so by changing various properties on the sidebar. Get accurate with properties such as position, rotation and scale or customize the color and transparency of your content to make your scape immersive.
Certain elements such as Audio and Video won't play while you're editing your scene. You can see how they look when you scape is shared by clicking on the preview button on the bottom left corner of your screen.
An Augmented Reality Scene lets you place and augment virtual objects such as elements and text in the real world. Scapic supports marker based augmented reality, which requires you to choose a marker to augment virtual objects on.
Start creating an augmented reality scene by either choosing from our library of markers or uploading one of your own. Once you've chosen a marker, you'll see it placed in the centre of your screen with a dark background around the marker.
As you drag around your scene, you will notice a blue boundary at the centre around the marker. This boundary indicates the farthest distance you can place your objects around the marker. If you place any objects beyond this distance, they will not show up when viewed on camera as the marker wont be in view.
You can create more than one Augmented reality scene within a scape. These scenes will each have unique markers and don't have to be linked using hooks. When you open a shared AR scape, the content shown on screen will change as you switch between markers.
Once you're done creating your Augmented Reality scape, share it to the world with a link. Opening this link will give the viewer a section where they can download and print the markers you chose for your scenes.
Before viewing an Augmented Reality scape, you will need to give permissions to the browser to access your camera. The camera identifies the markers and displays the content for the respective marker.
You can access your dashboard by clicking on the profile icon on the top right corner and selecting "Dashboard" on the dropdown menu.
The dashboard gives you easy access to your drafts and the scapes you have published. Another feature of the dashboard is letting you see all the analytics data ever since you started using scapic. If you need analytics for specific scapes, click on "See Analytics" from the dropdown on the scape you have selected.