Spatial is great for creating not just your own galleries, but also hosting a wide variety of curated events. With technical limitations in mind, we've mapped out some helpful in tips in thinking outside the box when planning your next experience!
First things first:
- Spatial can host a maximum of 500 people for your event if you are a Spatial+ user.
- You can have as many spaces as you would like operating simultaneously. You can interconnect spaces using Portals for a multi-space experience.
- For the best experience, ensure event participants have created their Spatial account and avatars beforehand. Keep in mind guest users won't be able to interact with content or travel through Portals.
- Spatial+ accounts are recommended for event hosts, but are not required. Upgrade at spatial.io/pricing.
No matter what device users are planning to join from, follow these steps to get guests into your space:
- Before the event, users should visit Spatial.io on a computer and create a Spatial account by clicking Login in the top right corner.
- Prior to the event dates, send out either a private link or a public link to your guests.
- If you send a private link (inviting users individually by email), guests will receive an email with the link to the event space.
- If you send a public link, guests can click the link and join the space at any time.
- On the day of the event, users should click on the event link to add it to their Spatial account. Once logged in, the space will be appear in users’ 'Spaces' tab.
- For desktop browser guests, if you do not see the space in your Spatial account on the day of the event, click the link again & enter the venue.
- For VR headset and mobile device guests, open the Spatial app on your device. Find the event space in your Spatial account on the day of the event, and click it. Users invited via email must first click the space link, and this will add it to their Spaces on their VR or Mobile device.
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Gallery Party: Artist Spotlight or Collaborative Gallery
Host an opening night or an exhibit where artists and their audience can come together, connect, socialize, purchase artwork, and more. Looking for a video tutorial? Check out this video by CreativeOwls on how to set up your gallery in the metaverse.
Here are best practices for a successful gallery event:
- Recruit: For increased visibility, recruit multiple artists you would like to work with and invite them into the space.
- You can choose to send out a publicly-accessible link, or invite contributors directly by email.
- Design: Choose which environment you'd like to use. If you want a unique space, try uploading a custom environment.
- Create: If applicable, the space owner should enable collaborators to add their files. To do this, click Share, then ensure users Can Edit.
- If collaborators are uploading NFT artwork, they should ensure they've connected their MetaMask wallet on their browser, then NFT content can be added to the space.
- Refine: Elevate your exhibit by adding frames and pedestals to 2D and 3D files. Click the file to reveal these options in your tool menu.
- Add finishing touches: Click, Share, then edit your settings to establish that guests Can View. This will ensure guests cannot manipulate your content, or add any unwanted content to space.
If you'd like to interconnect multiple spaces or galleries:
- Create a general space with an explanation on what each gallery means to each artist, descriptions about the artists, or any other relevant information.
- Create portals to the different galleries which allows users to jump from space to space and back to the lobby.
- Ensure all spaces involved have their permissions set to Anyone with the Link.
- If collaborators are uploading NFT artwork, they should confirm they've connected their MetaMask wallet.
- Utilize Host Tools to maintain control over the space, guests, and content.
- Enable Spatial Audio Falloff to facilitate smaller conversations. Turn it off when you're ready to group everyone back together.
Elevate and increase visibility to your brand by creating a beautiful, personalized space in the metaverse.
- Want a beautiful space customized to your liking? Connect with M2 Studio, one of Spatial's official partners for custom experiences or import your own Custom environment.
- Import and decorate your space with logos or 3D models that reflect your brand.
- Encourage guest interaction or feedback by creating a designated wall for sticky notes. Turn on Allow adding content in your Host tools to enable guests to add their notes (Pro feature).
- Promote your event on social media by sharing the room link. Anyone will be able to join with just a click.
- Stream your event out to platforms like Youtube or Twitter for unlimited audience participation. See this guide on how to live stream your event.
Album Launch Party or Movie Premiere
- Build the hype by promoting your event on social media before it happens. Let guests know the event can be accessed by Web, Mobile app, or Quest app. Twitter is a great platform for easy link sharing and virality.
- Share the space's link to your audience. Make sure the link is set to "anyone with a link" if this is a public event.
- Use Screen Share to cast a movie or music video into your space.
- Be sure to enable audio streaming, detailed in this article.
- Set your screen share resolution to your desired setting. For best visual quality, the designated screen sharer should set to 1080p/60fps.
- If your event is private, you can invite users by email address instead, and set the space's settings to "You and invited users".
- Set your room to "Restrict others to view only" so that the screen share cannot be tampered with or use Host Tools to customize what participants can or cannot do in the space (Spatial+ feature).
- Disruptive audience member? You can remove them from the space for a specified length of time using the Moderate Participants tool in your Host settings (Spatial+ feature).
- Assign additional hosts using the Set Hosts button in your Host settings, too.
- Need to create several instances of the same space? Save your finalized space as a Template, then load the template into a new space. You can share the secondary space URL to overflow participants if you'd like.
- Streaming your event out of Spatial to bring the experience to an unlimited number of viewers is also a great option!
Poster Session, Expo, or Speaker Series
- Create a segmented room with different areas, like the Isle Gallery Environment or Obsidian Gallery Environment, and allow contributors to set up their content in a designated area.
- Give each presenter a certain block of time to create a speaking schedule.
- Think about separating presentations in rooms by topic.
- If people are speaking for extended lengths of time, we recommend giving them their own room to design an experience around.
- You can utilize Portals to easily travel to and from the different experiences.
- You could send out a list or events map and attach links to rooms people can visit or even create designated schedules.
- Leave time for Q+A. The space owner can enable "Allow Adding Content" in the space's Host settings, and instruct guests to add sticky notes with questions throughout the event.
- Be cognizant of content overload. If there's too much content in one space, performance will decrease. Split up the speakers' areas into different spaces if you have to, and use Portals to move in between spaces.
Talkshow or Podcast
- Arrange your speakers in a comfortable environment. Upload furniture, wall art, and decor to set the scene.
- For the most lifelike movements, speakers should be in headset, so that real-life movements and gestures are portrayed.
- Keep in-Spatial extra avatars to a minimum so that no excess audio or disruptions occur. This will guarantee a great outcome on the final product.
- Recruit a "production crew" to capture the podcast.
- Capture via screen recording, Loom, or stream your event out live.
- You can also designate another user on your production crew to facilitate conversations or ask questions - this could be the same user capturing the event.
- Designate another user as the panel moderator.
- Assign this user as a space moderator by selecting them under Set Hosts in your Host Tools (Spatial+ feature).
- The moderator can then collect questions during the meeting or presentation to lead the Q/A at the end.
- The moderator can also manage audio and disruptions by muting or booting other users via Host Tools.
- You can enable "allow adding content" in your Host tools, and ask guests to post questions or comments on Notes.
- The moderator can capture the panel via live streaming through Zoom or Restream to share the panel with an audience.
- Share a slideshow with different talking points to guide the conversation.
Clubhouse, Ticketed Events or Persistent Environment
- Create a members-only space for your community.
- You can create ticketed events and invite members to your space via Email, so only select users can access your space.
- Connect with fans and build community in a custom space that reflects your identity!
Brainstorming session in Spatial
Brainstorming, Team Planning or Virtual Meetings
- The original Spatial use case!
- Utilize Notes to organize thoughts and feedback
- Change your note color in VR or on the Mobile app to sort your notes by topic.
- Share your screen to focus on data or 2D materials throughout your meeting.
- Load in the Boardroom environment for a productivity-focused layout.
- Utilize the shared wall to add content onto one plane.
- Integrate your Google Drive or Microsoft365 accounts to instantly import files from those accounts.
- Upload your company's logo to brand your space.
We love learning about events happening in Spatial and elevating your experience as best we can! If you have a different experience in mind or are interested in discussing your event further, don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description. Cheers!