FAQs

3DWebWorldz and 3DPortals is a large universe of spaces, not pages.  If you don’t see what you are looking for in our FAQ list, try searching our blog, contacting us via this website, or joining our discord server (chat with users and tech support, in most cases get instant feedback!).

Click a category below to expand the topic list.

General Information

The portals provide direct entrance and a variety of options.  Use the one that best suits your needs.

MAIN ENTRANCES

3DWebWorldz.com is the main entrance to a large and growing universe of 3D experiences.  Entering from this location provides an avatar and the opportunity to communicate and share experiences with others.  Logging in as a registered user or guest is required. Use the Teleport Directory to reach any region.

3DPortals.com is the main entrance for a solo experience.  No avatars and no log in required.  Simply click and go, 3D Websites providing a complete immersion experience.  All public regions are available from tis location with one exception, our LiveMusic3D regions.  If you want to attend one of our live music events, please use the LiveMusic3d.com Portal or the main entrance of 3DWebWorldz.com

LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS

LiveMusic3D.com provides a direct entrance option for our live music shows.  Join us to enjoy professional musicians sharing their talent via live webcam or stream. Event listings on the front page provide a link to performer venues.  Click that link for direct log in, no need to teleport.

SCHOOL ENTRANCE

MySchool3D.com provides direct entrance to our school lobby.  Wander around the first floor or use the elevator to reach specific classrooms or school entrances. Teachers provide this portal to their students for easy access.

ART LOVER ENTRANCE

MyGallery3D.com provides direct entrance to our art gallery lobby. Wander around the lobby or take the elevator to the gallery of your choice.

VIRTUAL OFFICES

MyOffice3d.com provides direct entrance to offices and meeting spaces. Those holding meetings in our virtual space enjoy this direct entrance option.

LEARN MORE

More information is available on My3DPortals.com

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Getting Started - New Users

It all depends on how the live radio station sets up their stream address.

Some streams are set up so that we can get them to automatically begin playing based on your previous station choice.  Other streams are set up in a manner that require additional action on your part to get them to begin again. We apologize for any inconvenience that causes any of our Web-Worldz.com visitors, but it is out of our control.

Our radio stations were chosen by recommendation and we added a variety to suit all tastes, but please let us know if you have a station you would like to suggest.

About 50% of our stations will persist and continue playing when you teleport.  Experiment and have fun to figure out which ones will provide you a continuous musical experience as you explore!

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The red circle is your “focus point”.  Move the red circle by clicking inside the world and moving your mouse, or swiping your touch screen. Focus the red circle on objects to engage interaction.

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Menu Icon

When your in-world menu panel is closed you will see this icon. Click it to open the in-world menu tools. Use the “Close Menu” button to hide the in-world button menu panel.

Camera – Look in the Mirror

Click this button to look in the mirror at your avatar.

Camera – Mouselook

Click this button to move around the world with your avatar. You will see the top of your head at the bottom of the screen.

Camera – Stealth Mode

Click the stealth button if you want to leave your avatar where it sits/stands, but still look around. This is especially useful during classes, meetings, and workshops if you need to get closer to the chalkboard or presentation.

Teleport Home

Click this button to return to your home location. Registered users can set their desired home location from the profile panel. Otherwise, this button will return you to the default landing.

Region Credits

Many of our regions include items created by talented 3D Artists. Click the button to see their names in lights and, if available, their contact information.

Offer Teleport

Teleport offers are only available for registered users. Click this button, choose their username from the pull-down list. Enter a message if you wish. The user will receive a pop-up message providing them the option to accept or decline.

Teleport Directory

Click this button to see the different regions available for teleport. Search using the topic buttons or use the complete list. Click the related button for instant transport.

Presentation Settings

Use this control to upload slides and manage your presentations. Every region has a presentation option. The region owner can place the presentation panel and choose a registered user as the “presenter.” (Click the Edit Tools button in the bottom bar, then the Edit Region Details button).

Radio Controls

Listen to music while you explore. Choose the station of your preference. To turn the radio off from the same panel.

Rebake Avatar / Set Avatar Position

If you land in-world and your avatar customizations or nametag do not follow you, click the button to rebake yourself. You can also use this button to aid in building a region. Click the button to set your prim drop position.

Reload the Current World

If something goes awry or you are building and wish to see your saved results, reload the world. In most cases, there is no need to reload the entire browser page. Try this button first.

You are Here Button

Feeling lost? Look at the “You Are Here” button. You will find your name, device setting and the current region name listed for your convenience.

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To access elevator controls, hover your red focus circle over the elevator buttons. You will either immediately transport or be asked to confirm your teleport choice.

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There are three types of doors:

1. Doors that open when you focus on them.

2. Doors that are locked and prevent your entrance or exit.

3. Collision doors that will teleport you to the next room. Collision doors are most often found as a double door set. Open the first set of doors by focusing on them and then run into the set behind them.

**In many cases you will need to focus on the door handles to activate the door control.

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To Begin: Click anywhere to begin MOUSELOOK (Accept permissions if asked).
Exit MouseLook Press escape. (this will give you back cursor control to interact as needed with screens laying on top of the world or buttons in the toolbar)
What is MouseLook? Mouselook is first person, as if you are looking through your own eyes.
To Walk: Use Your Arrow Keys or the WASD keys to move Forward, Back, Left and Right.
To Change Direction: Move your mouse in the direction you wish to go.
To Fly Up: Use Page Up, Q or E.
To Fly Down: Page Down, Z or C.
To Interact: The RED CIRCLE is your focus point. Focus that circle to interact with objects.
To Get Full Screen: Button on bottom right of toolbar. You must exit mouselook with ESC key first.
To Exit Full Screen: Use the ESC key.
On a Mobile Phone: To move forward, press your finger on the screen and hold.  To turn direction, swipe your finger left or right.

https://3DWebWorldz.com

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Focus the red circle in the center of your screen on top of an object for three seconds to interact. Some interactions are automatic, some require permission confirmation.

Move the red circle by clicking any where inside the world and moving your mouse or swiping your screen.

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Portal Entrance and Non-Avatar Pages(not logged in):

Check the top and bottom bars for easy click buttons. The page is defaulted to Desktop. If you are on a touchscreen SmartDevice, you will need to click the Touchscreen button in order to navigate properly.

Logged In Registered Users or Guests:

Click the Logout button at bottom right of your screen (“X”).

Log in again and choose the proper device from the pulldown menu.

NOTE: Hybrid machines generally work best on the DeskTop setting.

What is my current device setting?

Logged in users can click the MENU ICON at the bottom left of the screen. The YOU ARE HERE button offers your current location and also contains your device setting.

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Yes! You can have a real-time voice conversation with others when you are logged into a 3DWebWorldz region with avatars.

To join the voice channel, click the microphone button at the bottom left.

You must click the button to both listen and talk.

If you are hanging out with friends or having a quick impromptu meeting, then the 1-Click Voice might be just what you need. Click the Join Voice-WebRTC button and start an immediate conversation with others in the region.

**You may need to check your browser settings to allow your microphone.

**Mac users may need to use FireFox Browser for proper voice functionality.

**Windows users may need to use Chrome Browser for proper voice functionality.

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LEFT SIDE

  1. Green Arrows closes the toolbar.
  2. Registered User Profile Options
  3. Region Owners and Builders, Manage Region and Building Tools

    Edit Tools – Assess and Objects
    Building OptionsManage Region
    Edit the details of your region including name, description, public status, directory icon and more.

    Manage your Events
    Add and manage your meetings and events on 3DWebWorldz.

  4. Full Chat Panel offering access to Local and World Chat, Private IMs, Radar and Friends.
  5. Radar, see who is online.

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6. FAQs – Answers to the most commonly asked questions.
7.  News – Access to the 3DWW Blog.
8. Discord – Link to join the 3DWW Server.
9. Patreon – Support our development.
10. YouTube – Access to building tutorials and videos.
11. Contact Us – Have a question or need help?
12. LogOut

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Getting Started - Region Owners

Adding text to your region is very easy:

1.  Click the Edit Tools Button on your interface.

2.  Click Edit Assets & Objects Button.

3. Scroll down to the ADD ITEMS to this REGION section, pull down the option box and choose “text”, then click the Add a Default Prim Shape button.  You will see a confirmation message that your selection has been added.

4. In the next section of the same tool panel, click Edit Prim Shapes in this Region.

5. Your newly added item will be at the bottom of the list, click Edit next to that item.

6.  Type the text you wish displayed in the My Notes option field, along with position, rotation, scale and color.  

TIP:  To use more than one line, add this code where you wish to have a line break:

\n

TIP: For larger text, increase the scale size of “X”.  

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There are lots of things you can do in 3DWebWorldz.com, including building your own region …or customizing a region that is built for you.  Visit the orientation region to learn while you are in-world, or use the links below.

Video Tutorials:

YouTube Channel

Text Tutorials

Getting Started

Uploading Textures

Uploading Mesh

Building Interactive Links & Your Link Library

User Interactions and Your Interaction Library

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Policies

Updated: 05/06/2018

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for A2Z Smart Group LLC (A2Z) and its websites, including but not limited to 3DWebWorldz.com (3DWW), 3DWebWorlds.com, SingSmart.com, a2z-smart-music.com, Inspiration Island.com, A2ZSmartGroup.com and A2ZSG.com.

Information Collection and Use

A2Z is the sole owner of the information collected. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. A2Z collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site, mainly Web Site Registration

In order to use some features of this Web site, users must first complete the registration form. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact users, as necessary, to provide service information and technical support only.

Cookies

3DWW uses cookies to operate the Virtual World in a Browser features, including username, device information and other avatar related choices. Users are notified of our cookie use and may choose not to enter. While you have the option to disable cookies, please understand that our Virtual Worlds will not operate properly without cookie access. Beyond a chosen username, no personally identifiable information (e-mail address, name, etc.) is collected with the cookies that we set. To delete these cookies from your computer, please remember to click the provided LOGOUT button and follow the provided instructions.

Accepting cookies while on the 3DWW or any other A2Z site will not put the user at risk for marketing to other sites. 

3DWW offers building users the opportunity to add web links to objects.  You will be asked if you wish to complete that navigation choice. If you click away from an A2Z or 3DWW operated site, we are not responsible for other website actions.  Please be mindful of external navigation.

A2Z standard 2D sites implement cookies only as needed for operation and are not tracked or stored in any manner.

*Different browsers have different cookie settings. With Netscape, you can ask the browser to allow, warn you, or completely disable cookies. Internet Explorer has an additional feature where you can specify different settings for different security zones. You can choose to allow Web sites to create cookies for you in your “trusted sites” (like A2Z), to warn you before you create them in your local Intranet zone, and to give you an option to never allow them in a “restricted zone.” See the “Help” section of your particular browser for more information on working with cookies.

Sharing

We will not share your personal information with anyone, unless needed for technical or service support.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that A2Z does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information, and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. As an extra security precaution, your personal data is stored outside and separate of your Virtual World choices.

Surveys

Occasionally, our site may request information from users via Web surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic data (such as zip code and age), but nothing that can identify any individual person will be collected. Survey results will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Updates

We may also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements that contain important technical information about the service. Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as name or e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires our service, they are able to make those changes and requests directly from their account interface. For additional assistance, please contact our Help Desk at https://a2z.freshdesk.com.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

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By logging into 3DWW you agree to our use of cookies.

This site uses cookies to store your chosen nametag, device and avatar settings. Cookies must be enabled for proper functionality of those aspects. Refusal to accept cookies will result in avatar and 3DWW region malfunction.

At no time will 3DWW cookies track your movement or activities outside the scope of improving your experience while logged into 3DWW.

To delete those cookies from your system, click the LOGOUT button within the 3DWW Virtual World in a Browser and follow the instructions provided to complete your logout process.

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By logging into 3DWW you agree to be bound by these terms of service.

3DWebWorldz is both a business and community system. Some users will be conducting business and some will be just having fun in social settings. Please respect each user’s intent and report any infringement or interruption of user intent to management.

Our Terms of Service are written for people not lawyers. Questions and issues can be directed to management. Contact Us.

1.) You are responsible for your own actions. If you break any laws, YOU are responsible, not 3DWW. Please report any questionable activity to management.

2.) Any and all original content you create is YOURS and you retain full creator rights. If you upload your content and offer a copy to our library, you provide consent for others to use your creation. Credit to creators is given through “Region Credits.” To revoke this consent or report issues of content use, please contact management. By creating on 3DWebWorldz you grant 3DWW a full unlimited, non-expiring license to use the products for promotional means.

3) Uploaded Content. You must have permission or own the rights of creations to upload them to 3DWW. If you break a copyright law, you are responsible for that infringement, not 3DWW. Please report any discovered copyright infringement to management. Upon upload, credit to content creator must be added to the “Credit” options as applicable.

4.) Respect, this is a requirement. You must respect other users. Bullying and other forms of harrasment will not be tolerated. You are offered a “ban” option for users in our social chat system to discontinue communication with unwanted users. Report any intolerable users to management.

5.) NO ONE under the age of 18 is allowed to have an account on the general 3DWW regions. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO EXCUSES. If you are an educator with parental permission for our classroom tools, please contact management for special account and private classroom options. Please report underage users to management.

6.) If there is a portion of this TOS not covered by your local laws, then the nearest applicable law, in favor of 3DWW, applies.

7.) 3DWW agreements and services are free to change, or be terminated, at any given time. Users will be notified of said changes via email address provided.

8.) Using exploits known or unknown, or any other type code/scripting, to circumvent 3DWW security will result in IMMEDIATE termination of all of your services, and possible legal action.

9.) Any “hacking”, or misuse of network/server resources, will result in IMMEDIATE termination of your account and possible legal action.

10.) If it is illegal in your physical location, it is illegal in 3DWW. All local applicable laws apply.

11.) Just because it is legal in your physical location, does not make it legal on 3DWW. All applicable United States laws apply.

12.) Unused inventory marked as “personal use only” may be deleted from your inventory after a six month time period. Please keep copies on your local machine.

13.) 3dWW management and its agents have final say, period.

By logging into 3dWW you agree to these services of your own free will and understand you are bound by them. Any legal proceedings instigated against 3DWW, or its agents, must be enacted in the accused’s home locale.

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Toolbars, Buttons and Features

Menu Icon

When your in-world menu panel is closed you will see this icon. Click it to open the in-world menu tools. Use the “Close Menu” button to hide the in-world button menu panel.

Camera – Look in the Mirror

Click this button to look in the mirror at your avatar.

Camera – Mouselook

Click this button to move around the world with your avatar. You will see the top of your head at the bottom of the screen.

Camera – Stealth Mode

Click the stealth button if you want to leave your avatar where it sits/stands, but still look around. This is especially useful during classes, meetings, and workshops if you need to get closer to the chalkboard or presentation.

Teleport Home

Click this button to return to your home location. Registered users can set their desired home location from the profile panel. Otherwise, this button will return you to the default landing.

Region Credits

Many of our regions include items created by talented 3D Artists. Click the button to see their names in lights and, if available, their contact information.

Offer Teleport

Teleport offers are only available for registered users. Click this button, choose their username from the pull-down list. Enter a message if you wish. The user will receive a pop-up message providing them the option to accept or decline.

Teleport Directory

Click this button to see the different regions available for teleport. Search using the topic buttons or use the complete list. Click the related button for instant transport.

Presentation Settings

Use this control to upload slides and manage your presentations. Every region has a presentation option. The region owner can place the presentation panel and choose a registered user as the “presenter.” (Click the Edit Tools button in the bottom bar, then the Edit Region Details button).

Radio Controls

Listen to music while you explore. Choose the station of your preference. To turn the radio off from the same panel.

Rebake Avatar / Set Avatar Position

If you land in-world and your avatar customizations or nametag do not follow you, click the button to rebake yourself. You can also use this button to aid in building a region. Click the button to set your prim drop position.

Reload the Current World

If something goes awry or you are building and wish to see your saved results, reload the world. In most cases, there is no need to reload the entire browser page. Try this button first.

You are Here Button

Feeling lost? Look at the “You Are Here” button. You will find your name, device setting and the current region name listed for your convenience.

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LEFT SIDE

  1. Green Arrows closes the toolbar.
  2. Registered User Profile Options
  3. Region Owners and Builders, Manage Region and Building Tools

    Edit Tools – Assess and Objects
    Building OptionsManage Region
    Edit the details of your region including name, description, public status, directory icon and more.

    Manage your Events
    Add and manage your meetings and events on 3DWebWorldz.

  4. Full Chat Panel offering access to Local and World Chat, Private IMs, Radar and Friends.
  5. Radar, see who is online.

RIGHT SIDE

6. FAQs – Answers to the most commonly asked questions.
7.  News – Access to the 3DWW Blog.
8. Discord – Link to join the 3DWW Server.
9. Patreon – Support our development.
10. YouTube – Access to building tutorials and videos.
11. Contact Us – Have a question or need help?
12. LogOut

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Updates

JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER to get minute by minute updates. This log is updated in bulk.

UPDATE 09/17/18

First Phase of Inventory ManagementUpcoming features will include these same sort techniques on the main edit panel for prims and mesh, as well as a “Take Copy” which will allow you to store inventory assets, even when they are not present on a world.  Current update only includes active assets (items persisting on a region)

UPDATE 08/30/18 

>Moved “open function ” BottomToolbar and Navigation Buttons to the sides of screen to provide more screen real estate >Bottom toolbar now launches as “open” on desktops and “closed” on mobile devices >Teleport Menu upgrade provides options for “featured regions” and easy button clicks per category.

UPDATE 08/28/18 

>Added navigational hud for mobiles and desktops >middle mouse button releases cursor (TO DO – remove alert) >Added copy region function to facilitate gallery rentals >Created texture only edit menu for artists (TO DO – reorganize canvas order / launch)

UPDATE 08/16/18

 – Text was updated to show on both sides

UPDATE 08/14/18

 – Added Copy Assets. User can create items on one region and reuse them on another region. On Edit Tools Panel, the Copy Button will list all items created by user and can be copied to same or different region by pressing the ADD button.

UPDATE 08/13/18

 – Added drop location for prim and mesh assets to region. Everytime the world is loaded or the avatar is rebaked it sets a location point for asset drop. Procedure…move avatar to desired location, rebake button, add prims/meshes, reload world when ready to edit.

UPDATE 08/03/18

 – Added positioning and rotation to the Reload World function. Reload World will now keep avatar in current position and not send them back to default landing point. To reset world completely and return to default landing point, user will need to refresh the entire browser page.

Update 7-29-18:

 added message to content creators on region credits page.

UPDATE 7/27/18 

— terminated the bug that only allowed one additional builder per region at a time. Now a region owner can assign any number of builders successfully, simultaneous building now working. Each prim and mesh item added to a region has the username that added the object so if simultaneous building is in process, each user can make sure they are editing their own object in the region toolset.

UPDATE 07/16/18 – Redesign of Interactive Window PopUps, Easier to Read

UPDATE 07/16/18: Added Sprite Prim Type to builder set.

UPDATE 07-14-18 : New Toolset with added camera controls and customizable avatars.

UPDATE 07-13-18 : Avatar Upgrade Changes to the avatar were made based on user comments for better functionality.

UPDATE 07-13-18: Stealth Camera Option

UPDATE 07 /06/18 Added triangles and torus to the prim set option for builders.

UPDATE 07/05/18 

Teleport Menu – added icons Inspiration Island Outpost – upgraded to dynamic system and embedded into http://inspiration-island.com/outpost.php

UPDATE 6/29/18 Mesh Library 

— user can add personal inventory folders for mesh items, reassign categories, rename and delete mesh images.

BackEnd – all mesh library items now controlled in one location, fixed preview differential.

UPDATE 6/28/18

Texture Library — user can add personal inventory folders, reassign categories, rename and delete images.

Update 6/23/18 

Added Landing Rotation and Ocean Setting options under Edit Regions Panel

UPDATE 6/13/18 – OFFER TELEPORT

Added the option to teleport someone to your location.

Notes:  Must be Registered Users.

Legacy Regions do not have this option sending or receiving, but these regions are being updated daily.

UPDATE 6/1/18 – PORTAL SYSTEM

Added a non-avatar, solo experience of our worlds at https://3DPortals.com

UPDATE 5/25/18 – Real Time Chalkboard

Added interactive chalkboard to toolset.  Region owner can assign presenter for both the slideshow and the chalkboard to give usage control during a class or presentation.

KNOWN Low-Priority BUG:  When the chalkboard function is turned on, it causes issues with Easy Building Toolset.

Temporary solution:  turn off chalkboard feature when building.

UPDATE 5/24/18 – 

Added a complete 3DWW Social Network System;

Added a LiveWebCam menu item inside the Social Tools Frame for our Live Events

UPDATE 5/18/18 – TEMPLATE SYSTEM

The new template system is ready for testing.  Currently, we have focused on helping out our artists and have two templates prepared :

1) Art Gallery Building — easily add your own images by changing the textures on the preset frames.  You can also customize your own look and feel by changing the walls, floors, ceilings, etc.  Every piece of the gallery can be edited by the user that imports it.

See import sample by teleporting to NEW SAMPLE ART GALLERY from the teleport menu.  Import to your own world using the Edit Tools Panel.

2) Sign Marquis or Artist Bin — This template allows you to add 10 thumbnail images that fill the entire marquis upon focus.

Tutorials coming soon, but in the meantime feel free to experiment and share your results!Have an idea or blueprint you want us to create as a template?  Give me a shout.

UPDATE 5/18/18

The Advanced Meeting Tools have been added back to the 3DWW options. 

Please note, you will be prompted for an additional registration to access.. 

Quick explanation  of the COMMUNICATION and MEETING TOOLS  on 3DWW– pick the ones that work best for your event:

–Easy 1-click Voice — click the JOIN VOICE  button on the bottom

–Easy 1-Click Chat/IM – Click the Be Social Button on bottom toolbar.

–Easy 2-Click Video Conference – Click  “Be Social” button on bottom toolbar then the Video Conferencing Link under 3DWW Face2Face menu

–Advanced Meeting/Teaching Tools:Click the Advanced Tools link in the “Be Social” Panel (sign in or register).  This tool set provides an advanced whiteboard and file sharing system along with included video and chat options within the same panel.Enjoy!

UPDATE 5/15/18

Fixed navigation bug on mobile devices caused by GDPR update.

Slowed down popup boxes and links for smoother experience.  User must stop and focus on an item for pop-up to occur

Worked on chat social system to make more user friendly.  Added the full window button, to increase the size of private and public chat as desired.

TO DO:  make chat system on mobile systems more user-friendly

UPDATE 5/9/18

-GDPR compliant login and record keeping system for new registers and retroactive system for current members

-New social chat system added with  the ability to leave messages for other members and easy video conferencing between members

-User interface updated based on user feedback

-Added Floating Text option to building tools

4/27/18 UPDATES to 3DWebWORLDZ.com

REGION CREDITS

The MENU & INFO button panel now offers a Region Credits options for the new improved 3DWebWorldz system.  This allows us to give thanks to the 3D Creators who build content.  If you upload a model to your world built by someone else, please remember to fill in the “Credit” option.  

(Region credits is not yet available on our legacy regions, but will be soon.)

REGION PRESENTATION TOOLS

Every region is now equipped with an easy presentation tool.  Region Owners can activate their presentation tool in the Edit Tools Panel / My Region Details.  You can alter the location of your presentation board and also assign a user to control the slide presentation.

Presenters can create their presentations using the MENU & INFO/Presentation Tools Button.  You can create as many presentations/class materials as you like, but you most own a region or have region authority to make your presentation.  When you have been given Presentation Authority, a “Presentations” Button will present at the bottom of your screen to control your slide show.  

If attending members focus on the presentation board, they will receive a 3DWindowPop that allows them  see your slides close up.  They can close the window if desired.  With continued focus, they will not be disturbed by another 3DWindowPop.

A2Z CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING

If you would like to host a meeting or class, but don’t have your own region or classroom, you are welcome to use our conference center. For private meetings, please contact the A2Z Help Desk at https://a2z.freshdesk.com to reserve the space.

You can easily reach this building through the A2Z Teleport Directory.

MAKE ANY PRIM A SEAT

If you are building your region and would like to provide organized seating tools, you can enter the Edit Tools Panel and navigate to editing your geoshape prim object and turn on the interaction called:  Make this a Seat.  If you have imported a large seating area, simply add a box, make it invisible and assign the seating action.

PERSISTENT ANIMATIONS

You can now add persistent animations like rotation or object movement to a geoshape prim.  On your Edit Panel, look for the Animations Area and choose from the common library of animations.  

You can also create your animations by clicking the “Build Your Own Custom Animations” button from the Edit Tools Panel.

INTERACTIVE ANIMATIONS (doors open, etc)

Are available for geoshape prims placed in your world using the “fx” button next to the item in the editing panel.  Please see the provided tutorial for instructions by clicking the Edit Tools button at top right, scroll to the bottom of that panel to see all available tutorials.

3DWindowPOPS

Included in a previous update, you can create your own 3DWindowPops (“Build Your World Popups” button).  We have now added some common library options (listed in blue on the pulldown).  

As an example, you can add elevators using the common library textures and then assign the “Art Elevator” if you are part of our art gallery team.  You can also create your own Train Ticket World Teleporter.

REBAKE YOUR AVATAR

If you show up in a world as an anonymous user with “Hello World” printed above your head, you entered the world faster than your identity!  Click the MENU & INFO / Rebake Avatar button to find yourself again.

TEXTURE LIBRARY

The format of the texture library has been improved for your convenience.

TUTORIALS

We have added tutorials on many of our features, with more coming soon.  Please click the EDIT TOOLS panel and scroll to the bottom to learn more.

NEWS

Misterblue_Waves was able to upload the first converted OAR into 3DWebWorldz.  Thank you, Misterblue, for your testing and continued work on this exciting possibility.

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4/23/18

The Edit Panel can now be resized and moved around your browser window.  Thank you @TerriTam TT  for pointing out the need for that convenient option.

This has been tested in Chrome and Firefox.  Please let me know if you experience any issues with this new feature.

BUG FIX:  The Home and You Are Here Button was broken on the latest update.  It has now been repaired.  You can set your Home Location in your User Profile.

Bill Blight Comment:

@everyone , just an update we found the source of the stutter/rubber banding in chrome ..  IF Hardware Acceleration is turned off your experience my suffer greatly.

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4/22/18

The “light” option is now available.  You can add and edit the “light” option the same place you add boxes and planes.  It is an ambient light setting, and the color of the light can be changes, as well as the position of the lighting.  Additional light options (directional, etc.) will be added at a later date.  Enjoy!

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4/7/18

-added FAQs to answer common user questions

-added Portal Pages from https://myschool3d.com/, https://myartgalleries.com/, and https://livemusic3d.com/ allowing users to experience 3D Virtual Worlds in a Browser without logging in.

BUG FIX:

-Black login screen fixed by adding a shuttle page

-Ghosting Hello World avatars fixed by adding a Rebake Avatar button.

-Fixed mobile devices bouncing back to login page after logging in.

TO DO:  Dynamically retrieve device settings

Upgrade profile settings to fix reported issues

Begin testing build tools with chosen users.

Building Tools Tutorial.

Upgrade chat system and related options

KNOWN BUG – work in progress

In our WWv7 Legacy Regions, doorways are returning you to the same room you occupy instead of teleporting.  Please use the teleport menu to reach your destination until this is repaired.

REPORTED BUG under investigation:

Some users are experiencing “rubberbanding” in Chrome, while others are not.  Possible cause is firewall or plugin on client side.  More research and testing needed.

Please report your experiences, we love applause!  We also want to hear about any negative experiences in our Discord Bug Channel.  Let us know, we’ll squash them, one at a time.

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04/01/18 –

Web-Worldz.com Beta v7 rebranded and launched 3DWebWorldz.com 1.0

-Default landing point has been updated to the A2Z Train Station which provides options to learn navigation and other options inside 3DWebWorldz.  Hop the train to reach a destination, use the teleport menu, or use the train ticket machine.

-added LogIn location option

-redesigned back end to allow users to build their own worlds

-redesigned teleport system to allow transport to both WWv7 Legacy System and New Dynamic System

-added Build Tools, beta tested on the new Warehouse and Train Station

-added WebCam and new video streaming server for live performers inside the Warehouse, first performance achieved

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v7 Release Notes 2/2/18

–Moved to a dedicated server with 4x the speed of previous system.

–Registered users now have access to Edit Profile across entire WebGrid.

–New avatar with profile pictures and emojihead expression now available across entire WebGrid.

–Guests can change emoji, but not their avatar picture.

–Guests and users without profile images automatically load with anonymous image.

–User nametags now above head and placed on back of avatar.

–Registered users will log into their set homeworld or the Commons Area as default

Tool Development

–1-Click WebRTC voice still available per region, but now must be turned on by user instead of instantly active upon landing. A new dynamic system finds the current region room and adds the user.

— Dynamic room addition allows us to instantly add teachers, webinar leaders, business meetings, etc.  See example on teleport menu, scroll down for users assigned as teachers.

–Addition of Advanced Meeting tools with public chat, video chat options, friends lists, search for users, email users, lists of users in room, room moderation, whiteboard with drag and drop features (documents, images, mp4s), screensharing and room recording.

–EasyWorldChat and Personal IM still available, but relocated for better real estate usage.

–Screen options for world and tools (hide, unhide, split screen vertical and horizontal)

BUG:

Movement in Chrome – temporary fix, removed mouselook and added click-mouse to rotate.  Until Chrome fixes additional issues, FIRESTORM is recommended browser. (need to test voice)

Category: Updates

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