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.

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20+ Colorful Frames To Highlight Your Favorite Photos

The most compelling things available for telling your story in Egowall can be found on your computer's hard drive or in your smartphone's Camera Roll.

Upload your favorite photos or other digital artworks into the game from your PC, laptop or any cloud service (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) to get started.

Once pictures have been stored in one of the available media bins, you can start displaying them in any of your living spaces.

To enhance the images' appearance, we provide two different frame types for them - standard and custom.

Let's learn a bit more about them and why you might choose one over the other.

Standard Frames

When you drag a picture from storage to a wall, the image is automatically assigned a black frame.

At any time thereafter you can (optionally) change the black frame to one of these color/ material options:

Available Standard Frame Styles

  • Light Wood

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame

You can change the frame's appearance (or remove it altogether) any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, the frame disappears with it.

Standard frames are available to users at no additional cost.

Custom Frames

Single Frame - Desktop

Single Frame - Desktop

Custom frames behave differently than standard frames, as follows:

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

  • All custom frames can be resized, but desktop frames (unlike wall 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.

Wood Single Frame - Wall

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Single frame (desktop)

  • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Metal Single frame (wall)

  • Plastic single frame (wall)

  • Wood single frame (wall)

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

  • Custom canvas (frameless)

Multiphoto Desktop Frame

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it over the custom frame and release it. It will snap in place at the destination location.

The image can come from a media bin, from a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room.

Custom frames are premium products - they must be purchased within the game.

In the gallery below, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

Custom Frame Examples

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™.

Springtime Is The Right Time For Some Landscape Work

We've told you about Egowall's sixteen unique living spaces.

We've mentioned that two of them are completely open environments where you can build the living space of your dreams.

Fan Palm

We've talked about the many 3D furniture objects - along with your own photos - that you can use to decorate you space(s).

But one thing we haven't previously talked about in this space is the more than seventy (70) flowers and landscaping decorations you can use to further enhance the appearance of all the spaces.

Persian Shield

Now that spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, it's time to think about the greenery outside and inside our respective homes and living spaces.

Most of the horticultural items available in Egowall are designed for use with our Empty Urban Lot and Outdoor Sandbox spaces.

But if you want to bring them inside one of the prefabricated spaces, who are we to say you can't? Knock yourself out!

The rest of them can be used either indoors or outdoors.

These decorations (some of which you can see on this page) fall into the following categories:

Potted Yucca Plant

  • Small Bushes (e.g., Aloe, Basil, Hydrangea, and Hibiscus)

  • Large Plants and Bushes (e.g., Italian Cypress, Hypericum, Banana)

  • Ground Cover (e.g., Wild Grass and Clover)

  • Palm Trees (e.g., Washingtonia Palm, Fan Palm and three variations of the Date Palm)

  • Trees (e.g., Red Fir and White Fir)

  • Water Plants (e.g., Lily Pads and Lily Pad Flowers)

  • Rocks and Boulders (various)

  • Planters (e.g., 3-Tier, Rectangular, and Square in both stone and concrete)

  • Potted Plants (e.g., Snake Plant, Elephant Ears, and Yucca)

  • Flowers in Vases (e.g., Roses, Lilies, and Poinsettias)

In addition to the images you see embedded above, we've been sharing a number of pictures from our Flowers and Landscaping Collection in our social feeds.

So if you haven't yet gotten a good look at the entire complement of them, please check them out in Instagram and Twitter. Or better yet, see them in action within Egowall itself.

Be The Real You™.

Both inside and outside your favorite living spaces.