MiniMap Command

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This command creates a dynamic reduced model (MiniMap) of the simulation in front of you. You are the only one to see it.

The MiniMap can help you find out where you and your collaborators are located in the simulation. It also allows you to teleport yourself to your collaborators (and vice-versa).

You can find this command in the default navigation sub menu:

default navigation menu

Layout

When you launch this command, the MiniMap appears in front of you. The launch might take a few moments (~ 0.5 s), depending on the size of your simulation. There are two parts to distinguish :

  • The left side (1) is a display cylinder in which the reduced model of the simulation is rendered. Your location and that of all users currently in collab with you are displayed in real time by a MiniPawn.

  • The right side (2) is a plate on which you view all of the MiniPawns of users currently in collab. You are the biggest pawn, on top.

Basic functionalities

Hover over a MiniPawn (anywhere in the MiniMap) to display the name of the associated user.

Click on a MiniPawn to select it. The name of the selected MiniPawn remains on a label on the right side. Below this label, you can perform some actions using buttons :

  • Show in MiniMap: center the MiniMap on this MiniPawn. The MiniMap will keep focusing on it until you choose another MiniPawn or you move the MiniMap by yourself.

  • Teleport MiniPawn: after clicking on this button, click anywhere in the display cylinder to teleport the selected MiniPawn to the location you have clicked.

  • Teleport toward: teleports you to the selected MiniPawn.

  • Invite: teleport the selected MiniPawn to your location.

On the left side, you can see some smaller buttons (1.1). Hover over them to enlarge them. Depending on the customs parameters you choose, you can :

  • Toggle Opaque / Transparent MiniMap: it is easier to visualize you and others are located we are with an opaque MiniMap.
  • Toggle Relative / North orientation: with relative orientation, the MiniMap orientation will match your pawn's orientation (feels more natural). With North orientation, the MiniMap will remain oriented in the same direction.
  • Toggle Big / Local view: Big view shows all of the simulation in the MiniMap, whilst Local view shows a view closer to your pawn.

Advanced functionalities

There is another small button bellow the display cylinder. Click and hold it to move the whole MiniMap (1 & 2) on your screen.

The height of the display cylinder can be changed by grabbing the orange part on the back.

The display cylinder can be rotated by grabbing the orange ring.

Click and hold on the display cylinder to move the MiniMap. The focus on the selected MiniPawn will stop.

Click and hold with two hands on the display cylinder to rotate and rescale the MiniMap.

Video Example

Custom Parameters

Is Mesh Number Dynamic : If you are experiencing performance issues with the MiniMap, you can check this. It will adjust the number of meshes rendered depending on your FPS.

Is Default Orientation Relative (recommended) : Check this to start the Minimap with a relative orientation.

Show Orientation Button : Check this to display a button allowing the user to switch between relative and fixed minimap orientations.

Show Transparent Button : Check this to display a button allowing the user to switch between an opaque and a transparent minimap.

Show Collab Disk (recommended) : Check this to access collaborative minimap commands. The Collab Disk (2) is necessary to perform actions related to you and you collaborators (teleport, focus). However, if you do not wish to display it, you can uncheck this.

Tips

You can improve performances by toggling transparent MiniMap.