The Viewer tab allows the user to customize the look of the Shapespark viewer, create a list of points of interest in the scene and add interactions like material pickers, HTML pop-ups, links, or audio to the scene.
Certain cover settings are used by the "Custom branding" feature not available in the trial version or Starter plan. These settings are marked with the (Custom branding) annotation.
Sets the displayed project title.
Sets the displayed scene author name.
Author's logo URL (Custom branding)
This is the URL that the custom logo is fetched from.
❕ This setting applies only to this scene and takes precedence over the default Logo URL, which is set in the Shapespark Cloud settings.
The site that is opened when the author text or logo is clicked in the viewer.
Shapespark logo (Custom branding)
Toggles the visibility of the Shapespark logo.
The Views list defines points of interest to which the user can automatically move by clicking the name of the view. The first view on the list is the initial camera position after the scene is loaded. Three types of views can be added:
➕ Walk button - Adds a first-person view in the current camera position. First-person views allow the scene to be explored from a walking human perspective and are most commonly used for interior scenes.
➕ Top button - Adds a top view in the current camera position. Top views allow a floor plan of the whole building to be shown with the camera oriented down. In some scenes, a double-sided ceiling can block the view of the floor; in such cases, the ceiling can be hidden in the Objects tab.
➕ Orbit button - Adds an orbit view in the current camera position. Orbit views allow rotation around the model and are useful for presenting building exteriors.
Once the view is added, it can be modified with the following controls:
- Menu position ▲ and ▼ - Moves the selected view up and down on the list.
- Name - Sets the name of the view.
- Navigation - Displays the chosen navigation type (walk, top or orbit).
- Camera orientation - Set current - Sets the current camera orientation as the orientation applied when the view is selected.
- Hide from menu - Hides the view from the view menu (displayed in the top-right corner of the viewer).
- Disable panning - (orbit mode) disables camera panning with right mouse click.
- Angle limit - (orbit mode) limits range of view angles.
- Distance limit - (orbit and top mode) limits range of viewing distance
The Automatic tour option is available for scenes with more than one view. When enabled, the tour button is added to the bottom menu of the scene. The button starts a tour between all the views.
If the Start on scene load option is checked, the tour starts after the scene is loaded without any user interaction.
The Progressive loader option allows the user to interact with the scene before it is fully loaded. If enabled, the scene is displayed with basic colors as soon as the scene geometry is downloaded. The quality is then progressively improved as the scene textures and lightmaps are downloaded in the background.
❕ The progressive loader activates only when the loading time exceeds 30 seconds.
The Interaction prompt option enables animated popup to inform that content has loaded and user is able to interact with the scene. Prompt is shown as soon as scene is ready to be displayed and is removed on first user input.
The Extensions panel allows the user to add interactions like material pickers, HTML pop-ups, links, or audio to the scene. It is documented in the "Extensions" article of the help center.