Start a Collaborative Session

What is it?

A collaborative session connects multiple SkyReal users to the same simulation. The goal is to allow these users to interact in the same environment around a product, all in VR. These users can add annotations, manipulate objects and do much more together.

How to do it?

To start a collaborative session, a computer using SkyReal must run as a server and will act as a host for the session. Other computers with SkyReal will then be able to connect as clients to the server.

Requirements

All of the computers must run on the same network. If you wish to collaborate between two distinct places and networks, you will have to set up a VPN connexion (or contact your IT).

All computers must use the same simulation files. This can be achieved by:

  • Placing the simulation files on a shared folder accessible to all of the computers

    OR

  • Copying the simulation files on every single computer (this method is longer to deploy but loads faster in SkyReal)

Start the server

One computer will run as a server. It is recommended to use an Ethernet connexion for the server.

  • Start SkyReal and open the Collaborative tab

  • Check Enable collaboration and Is server

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  • Send your IP address to the other users

  • Set your name in the Alias text entry

  • Select the simulation file which you wish to use and start the experience

Start a client

  • Start SkyReal and open the Collaborative tab

  • Check Enable collaboration and set the server IP address (make sure that Is server is unchecked)

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  • Set your name in the Alias text entry

  • Select the same simulation file as the one that is running on the server computer and start the experience