47th Annual Convention
Virtual 3D-Con 2021 — August 12-15

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Altspace Guide

Read this handy guide, or view Video Tutorial 1 or Video Tutorial 2

How to visit an Altspace World

1. You'll need a Microsoft account for this (@outlook.com or @hotmail.com). Go to the Altspace website on a PC or tablet/phone (PC recommended) and Sign Up for an AltSpace account. If you don't have a Microsoft account yet, it may be easiest to do this as a separate step, and return to AltSpace to link your account.
2. Download the free "AltspaceVR" app on either the Oculus (Quest/Rift) or Steam (Rift, Link, PCVR, PC 2D) store, or even on a Mac (2D). Install AltSpace and log in. SCREENSHOT SCREENSHOT
3. It is worth going through the tutorials see how the Altspace interface and navigation works. And take the time to change your avatar! You don't want to look like you just fell off the turnip truck ;). SCREENSHOT
4. Now to explore the 3D-Con World! The easiest way to access worlds using a provided web URL is to log onto altvr.com on your phone/PC, paste the URL, "Favorite" the world, and then access through VR.

Start by logging in to altvr.com on your PC or phone (PC recommended).

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5. Click here to open the 3D-Con World in a browser tab. SCREENSHOT
6. In that browser tab, click Favorite so the world shows up in your Favorites when you're in VR. SCREENSHOT
7. Open AltSpace on your headset or PC. When it is loaded and you are in your Home, go to Settings>General and Enable Worlds Beta. SCREENSHOT SCREENSHOT
8. Go to Settings>Worlds>Favorites and click Enter on the world you'd like. SCREENSHOT
9. Be sure to press the red microphone button to Un-mute. Others cannot hear you if the microphone is red! SCREENSHOT
10. You can also enter code CIK262 to go directly to 3D-Con World when opening newer versions of AltSpace. SCREENSHOT

How to Subscribe to a Channel in AltSpace

For 3D-Con 2021, we will stream Zoom live to AltSpace via Events. Due to AltSpace limitations, only three events will show up per day, even though we are holding multiple. We recommend you Subscribe to our Channel, and you can see all the events as they happen.

1. Click on this link on the PC or phone (PC preferred).

2. Click on the "Subscribe" button.

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2. The button will now say "Subscribed". You can choose specific events to be Interested in below, and whenever you load this page, the current event will be at the top. SCREENSHOT
4. Optional- Press the "Discord" button to join the NSA VR SIG Discord server to learn and contribute to 3D in VR. SCREENSHOT

How to attend the 3D-Con simulcast meeting (or other event) in AltSpace

1. For 3D-Con 2021, we will stream Zoom live to AltSpace via events. Due to limitations, only three events will show up per day, even though we are holding multiple.

2. Click on this URL on the PC or phone (PC preferred).

3. Click on the "RSVP" button. This will change that button to "Interested".

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4. When you are in the AltSpace app, click on Events>Interested and your event will display. You can click to enter when the event starts. SCREENSHOT
5. Rather than clicking the URL, if you know the Event Code, you can manually enter it when opening newer versions of AltSpace. SCREENSHOT