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Welcome to Yulio

 

Follow along with our on-boarding learning lessons and resources.

 

Getting Started with Yulio

We're so excited that you're here. You're going to discover that Yulio is the best way to create and present your design stories. It is fast, simple and stunning.
Getting started guides are available for each Yulio license: 

LESSON 1

VR-Ready Content

The next step on your Yulio journey is to prepare VR-ready content and upload to Yulio. You can create VR experiences by uploading 360-photography or scenes/cubemaps from your CAD software. 

Follow these quick steps on how to create your first VR project. If you need help with creating VR-ready content, here are some online resources we have available: 

 

Pro Tip: When preparing your scene for rendering, we recommend setting your camera to 5′ 6″ as that is the average height between men and women in North America. But you can get really creative and lower it to a seated height for example.

Uploading 360-Photography

With 360-photography you can present a space without taking clients on-site or demonstrate a 'before' image before presenting your final proposal. 

[Tutorial] How to Take, Upload and View 360 Photos

Authoring with Yulio Jump

If you're using SketchUp or CET to create VR content, be sure to review our Knowledge Base articles that take you through authoring and preparing your scene for rendering. You can create a variety of scenes with different camera angles throughout your model and make sure that your camera position is optimized for VR.

[Tutorial] Yulio Jump for CET Cloud Rendering

[Tutorial] Yulio Jump for SketchUp Cloud Rendering

CAD Plugins and Cubemaps

The easiest way to create the necessary source files is to use one of the provided Yulio CAD plugins for 3ds Max, Rhino, SketchUp or CET Designer. If you would like to upload your own cubemap source files, follow our cubemap requirements.

Visualization Services

Get the most out of Yulio and your VR projects with our authorized content partner - KiSP Visualization Services. The KiSP team will offer the best solution and deliver stunning VR visualizations so your customer can fully understand your proposed solution.

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LESSON 2

Yulio Tools: Hotspot Editor

What are Hotspots? 

Hotspots are interactive trigger points that you can use to link your scenes together or to enrich your immersive experience with links, images, and more. As part of your Yulio Pro + Jump plan, you will have full access to our Hotspot library with many types of enhancement. 

You can access most hotspots in the Hotspot Editor:

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Navigational Hotspots

This hotspot allows you to navigate your VR projects through point to point navigation. Navigational Hotspots are a great way to make your designs interactive and to allow your clients to explore and experience your project from different types of angles.

Audio Hotspots 

Control and create the ambiance you want with Audio Hotspots. Whether it be adding in background noises or a word from your team of specific design choices made, this feature allows you to captivate your clients audibly. 

Text Hotspots

Text Hotspots are a fantastic way to share further details about the space or a line of products. Whether it be specs or a little or more information about the intent in design, use this feature to communicate the finer aspects of your project. Plus, you can even add a URL to link out to product information, or your website.

Image Hotspots 

Lastly, add in additional images to your projects with Image Hotspots. This is a great feature if your product has any color, material, or shape variations.

 

Pro Tip: You can use this feature to include a recorded forward from the President of your company or even a word from the designer who created the virtual experience. Audio Hotspots are a fantastic way to build a connection


LESSON 3

View and Share

Once you're happy with your finalized project enhancements, you're ready to present and share your immersive experience with anyone anywhere. With our Yulio VR platform, there are primarily 3 ways of viewing your projects, and 3 ways of sharing it - let's dive in!

Viewing

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Oculus Go

We recommend the Oculus Go since it's tetherless, affordable, and incredibly powerful. It gives the most immersive VR viewing experience.

 

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Fishtank Viewer

If you don't have a VR headset or accessory, the Fishtank Viewer, also known as Browser mode, allows you to experience scenes as interactive 360-degree panoramas. 

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Phone App + Accessory

Viewing a VR experience from your phone is simple to use, accessible and inexpensive. Add on a VR accessory like the Homido Minis for an even greater virtual experience.

 

 

Pro Tip: When using any VR headset, especially if it's your first time, remember to take the first few minutes to look up, down, and all around to get comfortable in the virtual setting first. Jumping too quickly into a VR experience can make some feel motion sick, so remember to take it easy!

Sharing

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Text

You can share your VR projects by texting it to a client or a fellow team member. Input the number on the line located on the "Share" screen and hit send.

 

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Social Media

Posting your VR experiences on your social media platforms are a great way to share your virtual projects and portfolios with a wider audience. Either click on the social platform's icon located on the "Share" screen or copy and paste the unique URL to your posts.

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Embed

Capture your site visitor's attention by embedding your project onto your websites and landing pages. Placing a piece of interactive media will excite, engage, and encourage visitors to explore more of what you have to offer. 

 


LESSON 4

Collaborate

Now that you have created your VR project and enhanced it with hotspots, it is time to share your project and collaborate with it. Please note, Collaborate is only accessible by users with a Pro or Pro+Jump plan.

What is Collaborate?

Collaborate is Yulio’s most popular feature for presenting with clients or colleagues, while working remotely or presenting in the same room. It allows you to experience the same VR project at the same time regardless of where you are geographically. The most powerful part of Collaborate is that you can see exactly what your client is seeing - what they are focused on, what is drawing their attention or potentially causing concern. And the best part is you can do this from anywhere. 

How to Collaborate:

One of the best parts about Collaborate is you can do it from anywhere. Just hop on the phone with your client or colleague, fire up a Collaborate session, share the group code and start viewing in VR together. For more information on launching a Collaborate session check out our How To article or our YouTube video walk through.

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Tips for Collaborating:

  1. Make sure you test a Collaborate session on your network before heading into your meeting. Some offices have secured networks, in that case you may have to follow these settings for Collaborate to work.
  2. There are 2 modes in Collaborate - Present mode and Explore mode. Try out both! Present mode allows you to control the presentation, direct viewer attention and assign presenter control to your guests. Whereas Explore mode is going to give your guests more freedom and allow everyone to explore the space at their own pace.
  3. Collaborate works best with small to medium sized groups - anywhere from 1 to 25 people. While our platform can definitely accommodate more, keeping it small is more effective.