Collaboration

Collaboration allows multiple users to see each other's avatar representations and interact in the same virtual environment. It requires the setup of a remote cluster so each collaborator must have their own VR hardware and computer with Vizard Enterprise edition. Follow the instructions below to set up collaboration:

Vizard 6 Users: 
  • In the postInit function of the vizconnect config files for both master and client add the following code
from vizconnect.util import collaboration
collaboration.init()
collaboration.get().updateRepresentations("mark")

Vizard 5 Users: 
  • Since the collaboration script is not included in the Vizard 5 installation, contact support@worldviz.com to get the collaboration.py file.  Place the collaboration.py module in the demo launcher folder at the same level as the vizconnect config file on both master and client machines.
  • In the postInit function of the vizconnect config files for both master and client add the following code:
import collaboration
collaboration.init()
collaboration.get().updateRepresentations("mark")

Both Vizard 5 and 6: 
  • In the cluster master app check the box for the client machine to connect to and disable show others and show meThe avatar representations are managed by the collaboration.py module.
  • In the cluster client app enable observer, point to the client's vizconnect file, and disable show others and show me
  • Run demo_launcher64_via_vizard.py on the cluster master.
  • A simple test to see if it's working is the boxstacker demo. The client user should be able to pick up the boxes.