3DWEBWORLDZ MANUAL
3DWW-0002 : Movement and Camera Controls
How to See
In virtual space, the cameras equal your eyes. Learn about the available camera options and how to use them.

TOPICS in THIS SECTION

General Overview  
Read Me First

Learn about the different camera options.

Movement and Camera Controls work together. You will find everything you need regarding movement and camera control (what you see) in this document.

Learning to navigate in 3DWebWorldz.com can take practice, and for good reason:  many different options. By reviewing this complete tutorial, you'll be able to choose what works best for you in every situation.

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AVATAR MOVEMENT CONTROLS INCLUDE: 
Details of each control will follow in the sections below.
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HUD = 'Heads Up Display,' an interactive option console on your screen.
Think... buttons you can push to make cool stuff happen.

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CAMERA CONTROLS include:
Cameras control your eyes - what and how you see.
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The BOTTOM INFO BAR
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If you get confused - check out the bottom toolbar.  It will list your current camera choice. 

It will also tell you where you are if you get lost.

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WHAT IS NAVIGATION MODE?
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There are two modes of movement/interactive operation in 3DWebWorldz: 

TO ENTER NAVIGATION MODE:  Click inside the world scene. 

TO EXIT NAVIGATION MODE

**This term (Navigation Mode) will be used throughout movement and camera training.

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HOW DO I ACTIVATE OR CHANGE CAMERAS?

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**Default User Interface(UI) and Member UI customization affect which buttons appear on the bottom toolbar.  If you don't see a button you need, customize your UI or use the top toolbar to access control.

The default landing camera is 3rd Person.  Everytime you land on a region, your 3rd Person Camera will be automatically activated.

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IF THINGS GET HINKY
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Two options to choose from if things get hinky and you need to reset your page or give your browser a kick to reload the region.

Navigation  
Keyboard and Mouse Controls

Learn how to move inside 3DWebWorldz. We recommend practicing this before you begin to explore.

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NAVIGATION MODE
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To use the keyboard and mouse controls, Navigation Mode needs to be:  ON

TO ENTER NAVIGATION MODE:  Click inside the world scene.

TO EXIT NAVIGATION MODE

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KEYBOARD CONTROLS for LEFT and RIGHT HANDS
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***You Can also use your NUM KEYPAD (turn NumLock to OFF):

8=Forward | 2=Backward | 4=Turn Left | 6= Turn Right
9= Fly Up | 3 = Fly Down

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CAMERAS (EYES)
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HOW TO FLY (CHANGE AVATAR or DRONE HEIGHT)

**Avatars can also change standing height using Page Up/Down and Keys Z/C

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RECOMMENDATION
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Before going any further, we recommend you practice these options with your avatar.

Joystick Hud  
A Navigation Option

If you prefer the action of a joystick in gaming, you might prefer using the joystick to move around 3DWebWorldz as well.

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     JOYSTICK HUD

       The joystick moves your avatar.
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Things to note:  

Access:

How to use:

**As of 11/2021 the mouse rotates the avatar. Learn to use your central mouse button to exit navigation mode for easy movement with rotation.

***The Joystick Controls are a HUD so navigation mode needs to be OFF.  If you can't find your cursor, click escape to exit navigation mode.***

Let's See it in Action:

Watch full screen.

Combining Navigation Tools:

Many members prefer to combine the joystick with rotation keyboard controls, which you will learn about below.  

Remove Joystick HUD from your screen:

     - Find this button on bottom toolbar.
     - It is a toggle switch.  Click to both add/remove HUD from screen.

     - Autohides if FREECAM is active.
     - AutoLoads with every camera choice but FREECAM.

*** If you wish to turn this feature on/off for region autoload, do so in the UI interface.  

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RECOMMENDATION
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Before going any further, we recommend you practice these options with your avatar.

Navigation Hud  
Movement via Screen Button Click

If you prefer to move around with the click of a screen button instead of keyboard controls, check out the Navigation Hud.

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What is the Navigation Hud?
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The Navigation Hud is designed to help you take one step at a time.  Can be quite helpful to NUDGE yourself into a certain position or placement.

Easy to use - Click a button and your avatar will move one step in the direction noted on the button. Click again for another step.

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How do I open/close the Navigation Hud?
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Bottom Toolbar:  The button looks just like the HUD.   It is a TOGGLE SWITCH.   Click to both open and close.   You can also use the RED X button in the center of the HUD to remove the HUD from your screen. 

Animation Hud  
Special Avatar Actions

Use the animation hud to direct your avatar special movement. Sitting, dancing, clapping, raising your hand, etc.

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What is the Animation HUD?
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The Animation HUD allows you to transform your avatar body for certain situations. Review the button names below to get the idea. To begin an animation, click a button. Yep, that easy.

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How do I open the Animation HUD?
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How do I close the Animation HUD?
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See It In Action
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FAQ: I sat my avatar, but it keeps standing up!

ANSWER:  We recommend activating your FREECAM DRONE for persistant animations. Otherwise, your avatar is still being operated via keyboard and mouse controls.  

**See the section dedicated to FREECAM DRONE for more information.
Free Cam Drone  
Move Eyes, Not Body

A Free Cam Drone mimics a commercial drone. Move your eyes, but not your body.

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FREE CAM (DRONE)
*only works with keyboard and mouse controls
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Free Cam is a favorite of most users, but if you don't understand how it works, it  most likely freak you out the first time.  Don't panic.  

What is the FREECAM (Drone)?

Just like a real world drone - it is detached from your avatar body.  That means while your camera roams, your avatar remains still.

How Do I Activate the FREECAM DRONE?

The Drone Launch - CALL DRONE HOME:

Your drone launches from the region landing point... and sometimes your initial camera view will be obscured from normalcy.  EASY FIX. Keep reading.

Bottom Info Bar has a "Call Drone Home" button.  Click it and it will return to your side.

Drone Travel:

Once you launch your FreeCam Drone on a region, it follows instructions and will remain where you left it.  This gives you the freedom to switch between cameras.

Example: 

HOT TIP:  Use FREECAM DRONE for Persistant Animations

We recommend switching to FREECAM DRONE when you activate a persistant animation.  That will give you full freedom of using keyboard and mouse, not interrupting your chosen animation.

Example 01:

Example 02:

Mobile Devices  
Movement Tips


Movement on a Smart Device:  

If you are having trouble, you may want to try a different browser or request the Desktop version of the site.

Movement Activation:

Some browsers ask about activating movement activation.  Answering YES will turn off the swipe turn option and require you to physically turn your phone. Answering NO will activate the controls as explained above.


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