You CAN Frame The Moments Of Your Life

You can frame a moment. But you can´t frame life.
— Armin Houman

Once you have uploaded your favorite photos into one of the available media bins, you can start posting them in any of your living spaces for the world to see.

Every picture posted in a space (except for two, and we’ll identify them below) has either a standard or a custom frame around it to enhance its appearance.

Standard Frames

A default black frame (see the below image) is automatically assigned to any image that is placed directly on a wall.

At any time after placement you can change the black frame to one of these other standard frame options (all of them are free):

Examples of Black, Orange Plastic, and Light Wood Standard Frames

  • Light Wood (see image at right)

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic (see image at right)

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame (the only standard frame option without a visible border)

You can change a standard frame’s appearance any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, whatever frame currently assigned to it also disappears.

If you place that photo again later, you will start with the default black frame.

Note that you are not able to place an empty standard frame in a living space.

Custom Frames

Custom frames differ from standard frames in the following ways:

  • They can be placed in a living space without first assigning pictures to them

  • Custom desktop frames can be scaled in all three dimensions

  • A custom frame cannot be replaced/exchanged without first removing (i.e., returning it to its media bin) any photo added to it

  • Custom frames are premium products - they can be purchased within the game

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Desktop

    • Single frame

    • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Wall

    • Metal Single frame (wall)

    • Plastic single frame (wall)

    • Wood single frame (wall)

    • Multiframe (wall) - 3, 5, and 8 photo options

    • Custom canvas (frameless)

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it from a media bin, a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room over the custom frame and release it.

It will snap in place at the destination location.

In the pictures at right and above, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

To see the rest of them - along with our full furniture collection - sign up for a free Egowall account today.

Experience the fun of creating an online home that shows the world all your interests and accomplishments.

Frame your life’s moments - in many styles and colors - with Egowall and Be The Real You™.

Design Is Not Just What It Looks Like. Design Is How It Works.

Egowall gives you the tools to create a rich online environment which best represents your real self - one that anyone can visit at any time.

To do so, we provide you with access to 16 unique 3D living spaces as well as hundreds of custom furniture items (available in several styles).

In this blog post, we want to provide some information on how to manage those furniture assets with the spaces via the following short videos and accompanying text.

In the subsections below we will be discussing the following:

  • Placing Furniture Objects

  • Cloning Furniture Objects

  • Removing Furniture Objects


Placing Furniture Objects

"Placing” refers to the act of placing a 3D furniture object in a legal location (i.e., one allowed by the game's physics) within a room.

To place a furniture object follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory button at lower left of the user interface.

  2. Using the available drop down menus, navigate to the desired Theme / Furniture type (e.g., Contemporary | Seating).

  3. Click on one of the furniture objects to display its Furniture Detail Panel.

  4. Click the Add to Space button, which highlights the Move button on the Palette Menu and opens the Grid Snapping Menu.

  5. Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off).

  6. Place the object by moving the cursor to the desired destination spot and clicking there.

  7. After initial placement, you can tweak the location of the object by

    • clicking-and-dragging on the X, Y, or Z axis arrows to move the object along those axes, OR

    • clicking on the cube in the center of the X/Y/Z axis arrows and dragging to move the object freely in the space.

  8. Once you've settled on the final position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it; that action will clear the arrows and the Grid Snapping menu. The Move button remains selected.

Cloning Furniture Objects

We make it easy for you when you want to place a second (or third, or …) copy of a particular furniture piece in a room. You can quickly pull from inventory or buy one on the spot if you don’t already own one.

To clone/duplicate a furniture object placed in the currently occupied room, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Clone button on the Palette Toolbar or type the "c"/"C" shortcut key.

  2. Click on the desired object.

  3. If you already own at least one more unplaced instance of the selected object

    • Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off)  

    • Move the cursor away from the selected object and a copy of it (pulled from your existing inventory) will appear

    • Click on the spot where you want to place the cloned object

    • After initial placement, if you want to tweak the location of the placed object, you can do so by

      • clicking-and-dragging on the X, Y, or Z axis arrows to move the object along that axis, OR

      • clicking on the cube in the center of the X/Y/Z axis arrows to move the object freely in the space

    • Once you've settled on the proper position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it, which will also clear the arrows and the Grid Snapping menu.

  4. If you do not already own at least one more unplaced instance of the selected object

    • Click on the Buy Now button to purchase another instance of the object

    • Click on the Add to Space button

    • Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off)  

    • Click on the spot where you want to place the cloned object

    • After initial placement, if you want to tweak the location of the placed object, you can do so by

      • clicking-and-dragging on the X, Y, or Z axis arrows to move the object along that axis, OR

      • clicking on the cube in the center of the X/Y/Z axis arrows to move the object freely in the space

    • Once you've settled on the final position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it, which will also clear the arrows and the Grid Snapping menu.


Removing Furniture Objects

When it’s time to redecorate a room in your living space(s), you need a place for that old furniture. No need to turn to Goodwill. Just return any placed object to your inventory.

To remove a furniture object from a room follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Rebox button on the Palette Toolbar or type the "x"/"X" shortcut key.

  2. Click on the desired object. It will immediately be returned to inventory.

  3. Verify its return to inventory by clicking the Inventory button and using the available drop down menus to navigate to the object’s Theme / Furniture type.


After reviewing the How To videos above or any of those you’ll find in the Feature Instructions playlist on our YouTube page, please let us know if you have any questions.

Sign up for a free account today and start using Egowall to Be The Real You™.

Study The Past And Divine The Future - 2018 In Review

Welcome to 2019!

Urban Studio Living Space Beauty Shot

At the beginning of a new year, it’s common for businesses to take a look back at what their followers liked (and didn’t like) in social media posts shared during the year just ended.

In so doing, they can gain insight into what resonated - and didn’t - with their current and (hopefully future) customers, and use that analytical data to guide their future social media marketing efforts.

Well, we’re no different. The purpose of this post is to share our top 5 social media posts from 2018 for each of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Orbital Deck Interior (Animated)

Orbital Deck Interior (Animated)

What the results tell us is that video is popular (no surprise there) and there is still a lot of interest in our unique 3D living spaces, which is great.

In each table below, we list the posts in reverse order, include an excerpt from the post, and provide a link to the actual post so you can see it in its native habitat.

Take a look at where we’ve been, and follow us on the journey to where we’re going next. It’s going to be exciting.


Instagram is our most active social account; here are our top five posts from 2018:

Instagram Content Post Excerpt Date Published
#5: Contemporary Showroom Living Space Preview Video Got things you'd like to sell? Display them in these Contemporary Showroom spaces. 🏬 🖼️💲 July 13, 2018
#4: Kitchen Furniture - Mixer Contemporary Furniture: Mixer 🍪🎂 March 4, 2018
#3: Orbital Deck Living Space Unlike what you often see on film, your science fiction-themed spaces don't have to be dark and foreboding. September 2, 2018
#2: Space Captain's Quarters Living Space Never be ashamed to fly your science fiction freak flag high. 👩‍🚀👨 September 29, 2018
#1: Urban Studio Living Space The Urban Studio living space is both spacious and functional. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 🏡 🖼️❤️ July 16, 2018

Twitter is our second most active social network, and the one where we share the most content - a mixture of company-generated materials along with shared links from other relevant resources.

Our top five tweets for 2018:

Twitter Post Post Excerpt Date Published
#5: Small Credenza (Red/Brown) Storage with style ... that's what we offer with these threepieces from our Retro Furniture collection. Add them to your favorite living space(s). 🗝️🗃️ June 7, 2018
#4: Space Captain's Quarters Preview Video Scifi is not just for geeks. Never be afraid to fly your #sciencefiction freak flag high. Especially not in #3D. 🚀 July 18, 2018
#3: Kitchen Furniture - Waffle Maker Paula Deen once said: "Life is too short to wonder where you hid your #waffle maker." Never fear ... 🥞🍳🥓 October 28, 2018
#2: Canopy Bed - White One of our styles of sleeping 💤 accommodations is this ornate #colonial canopy bed. 🛏️⠀ November 12, 2018
#1: Orbital Deck Preview Video The Orbital Deck is the roomiest and most colorful of our three available #scifi spaces. Check out this #video flythrough. 🚀 December 1, 2018

Finally, there’s good(?) old Facebook. Our top five Facebook posts from 2018:

Facebook Post Post Excerpt Date Published
#5: Urban Gallery Preview Video Watch this video 📹 of our Urban Gallery living space and imagine how cool your favorite photos 📷 🤳 would look there. July 9, 2018
#4: Landscaping Furniture - Potted Yucca Plant Add decoration to your living spaces with items from our Contemporary Furniture Landscaping Collection, like this Potted Plant - Yucca. 🌵 August 2, 2018
#3: King Bed - Dark Mahogany Mix and match furniture styles from our Colonial Collection to assemble your own bedroom suite. 🛌🏻 ⠀ August 28, 2018
#2: King Bed w/Tufted Headboard Egowall users have access to dozens of contemporary furniture objects 🛋️, so if you're a fan of that style 🛌, we can help you out. 🎮 December 3, 2018
#1: Studio Lot Living Space We have three ☘️ similar but uniquely different studio spaces 🏠 available for you to consider. May 16, 2018

So that’s the story of 2018, and now it’s on to a new year and all the challenges that brings.

In the meantime, to see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.

March To The Beat Of Your Own Little Drummer Boy

Christmas Tree

Halloween? Over.

Thanksgiving? Done.

But with Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, it’s batten down the hatches, full steam ahead.

Christmas. Coming.

With that most festive season of the year now in our sights, it’s time for our annual blog post that serves to showcase our Christmas furniture and décor items.

With more than two dozen holiday-themed 3D objects waiting to be placed in your favorite Egowall living space(s), we know there is something in this list that you will like:

Royal Guard Nutcracker

Christmas Trees (2): Green (unflocked) and White (flocked)

Gift Boxes (3): Green, Red, and White Snowflake designs

Glass Bowl (1): Holiday motif with a seasonal inscription

Nutcrackers (6): Nutcracker, Royal Guard Nutcracker and Drummer Nutcracker (large and small variants of each style)

Ornaments (6): Green Decorative, Red Snowflake, and Plastic Silver (both small tree ornaments and large yard ornaments of each style)

Poinsettia (2): Red Leaves with Red Bow and White Leaves with Green Bow

Green Steel Runner Sled

Reindeer (1): Wooden

Santa Sleigh (1): Wooden

Sleds (2): Green Steel Runner and Antique Wooden

Stockings (6): Red, Candy Cane, Santa, Snowflake, Snowman and Striped

Several of these Christmas objects can be seen above and at right. Click on any one of them to get an expanded view.

To see these items in use - along with the other holidays items not pictured here - please log in to Egowall and visit our Christmas Ornament Showcase space, seen below.

Interior of Christmas Ornament Showcase Space

Interior of Christmas Ornament Showcase Space

There's still time in this holiday season for you to decorate your living space(s) with some Christmas cheer to beautify your virtual home(s) during this most wonderful time of the year.

Tell YOUR holiday story by marching to the beat of your own little drummer boy.

And after you're done, be sure to share your spaces with your friends, family and colleagues here and on Facebook and Twitter.

Sign up for a free account and Be the Real You™, now and at all times of the year.

🎄 Happy Holidays 🎅 from all of us at Egowall.

It’s Halloween. Everyone's Entitled to One Good Scare.

Just like clockwork, October is here and the rest of the holiday season is just ahead.

Let’s ignore the presence of Christmas decorations in some of our finer retail establishments and focus on the first of the trinity of upcoming American holidays.

You may be seeing Halloween decorations out and about in your neighborhoods, and they’re sure to increase in number as we get closer to the end of the month.

This is the only time of year when neighbors proudly display pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and (especially) cobwebs. Maybe you’ve already dressed up your own home for the occasion.

Coffin

Did you know that you can do the same thing in Egowall?

We have more than fifteen assets for you to add fun seasonal décor to any of your living space(s).

Jack-O-Lantern - Scary

The available Halloween-themed objects - several of which are shown at right (click any of them for a larger view) - are:

  • Candy Bowl

  • Cemetery Gates

  • Coffin

  • Flying Bat

  • Hanging Bat

  • Swooping Bat

  • Scary Black Cat

  • Standing Black Cat

  • Happy Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Sad Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Scary Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Tombstone - Crumbling

  • Tombstone - RIP

  • Tombstone - Skull & Crossbones

  • Web Floor Mat - Large

  • Web Floor Mat - Small

  • Web Floor Rug

To see photos of the rest of our spooky assets, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

Tombstone - Skull and Crossbones

In the game itself, you'll locate these holiday objects in the "Miscellaneous" section of the Furniture shopping category for each applicable living space style.

Add one or all of them to your inventory and use them to boo-tify your living space(s) for the season.

After you've done that, we'd like to see what you come up with. Share your favorite sites here in the comments.

Whether you are going to a costume party or staying home to dole out too much candy to trick-or-treaters, we hope you have a fangtastic holiday.

And don't forget to #BeTheRealBoo at all times.

And if you happen to live in Haddonfield, please be very careful.