Setup Guide: Showroom (Customizable)
1. Setting up Types
The first thing you need to configure are the Type Definitions. There are 2 different types you need to setup before you can proceed – Container Types and Product Types. Both types describe, what kind of container/product you can add to your Showroom.
Examples for Container Types are: wardrobe, table, shelf
Examples for Product Types are: shirt, chair, book
2. Assign your Room Model
The next step after you’ve setup all Type Definitions is to add your 3D Room Model to the project. After you’ve uploaded your 3D room file with the uploader in the Files tab, you can select it in the Scene field. If your showroom model has texture slots assigned, they will appear on the bottom of the scene settings.
Don’t forget: If you change your room model, all references to other settings need to be assigned again, because your new room model might have different object slots.
3. Setting up Container Slots
After you’ve added your 3D Room Model, you can create your container slots. Container Slots represent your object slots within your room model. You can add a container slot for each object slot and can define, which types are allowed to be placed on that specific slot. If you assign “table” to a container slot, you’re later only allowed to add containers with the type “table” to this specific slot.
To setup a container slot, simply add a Name for later references. The next step is to select one of the Container Types which you’ve setup before. The last step is to select, which Room Object Slot is linked to this Container Slot. Additionally, every container slot receives a unique, randomly generated Slot ID that can’t be changed.
4. Create Container Templates
After you’ve configured your Container Slots, you can create some Container Templates. They are used to create a template of a container, which can be shared between multiple containers. This way, you can have multiple tables which will all use the exact same template. If you need to change your model later, you only need to change it in one place, all containers with this template assigned will update automatically.
5. Create Containers
To be able to place products in your showroom, you need to create some containers first. Containers are basically objects, which will create a connection between Container Slots and Container Templates. This way, you can create multiple Containers, which will use the same Container Template.
Each Container needs a Name, a Container Slot and a Container Template. Because you’ve configured the Container Slots and Container Templates before, you can simply select them with the drop-down fields.
6. Create Product Slots
The very last step is to create Product Slots. They are used to define which Product will be placed on which Container and on which Container Template Slot exactly. To add a new Product, simply select which Container and which Template Slot your Product should be placed on.
The Template Slot defines, which slot of the template should be used to place the Product. The linked Product is a SmartVu, which has one Product assigned to it. Just select, which SmartVu you want to use for this Product Slot.
Don’t forget: A Product Slot can only hold one Product at a time. If you select a SmartVu that contains more than one Product, only the first one will be shown!