Life Is About Using Your Whole Box Of Crayons

Some people like rooms with plain white or gray walls. Others prefer them to be more colorful so as to better exhibit their personality.

White Walls Don't Have to Be Dull

White Walls Don't Have to Be Dull

There are also people who prefer that every room be carpeted. Well, not in the kitchen or bathroom. Because that would just be wrong.

But some people wouldn't even consider having anything other than tile or hardwood on their floors.

Color Can Add Personality to a Room

Color Can Add Personality to a Room

How your house and the rooms within it look are a direct reflection of who you are and how you want others to see you when they visit your abode.

That's why we created Egowall - to allow you to do the same thing online that you are currently doing in real life.

And we have good news. You can fully personalize the look of your Egowall living spaces.

There are three customization options available:

  • painting walls and other surfaces,

  • changing a surface material, and

  • copying color and/or material from one spot to another.

 

Painting Walls and Other Surfaces

To change the color of any wall, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Paint button at the upper right of the game's user interface (or use the keyboard shortcut "p").

  2. Hover the mouse cursor over the surface that you want to paint; observe that the available surfaces are highlighted in blue.

  3. Click the mouse button to lock the selection (thus highlighting it in gold) and display the color palette.

  4. Click the Paint tab.
    Note: The Current Color for the selected surface is displayed and highlighted at the upper left of the predefined color selections.

  5. Decide whether you want to (a) choose one of the predefined colors or (b) select a color from the full palette of available colors.

  6. Click your preferred color and the selected surface instantly changes to that color.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you like what you see.

  8. Click any other button in the user interface to close the palette.

How to Change the Material of a Surface

Changing a Surface Material

  1. Click the Paint button (or use the keyboard shortcut "p").

  2. Hover the mouse cursor over the surface that you want to change; observe that the various surfaces are highlighted in blue.

  3. Click the mouse button to lock the selection (highlighting it in gold) and display the palette.

  4. Click the Material tab.

  5. Scroll through the list of more than 80 surface materials to choose which material will be applied to the selected surface.

  6. Click on your chosen material in the list; the selected surface instantly changes to that material.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you like what you see.

  8. Click any other button in the user interface to close the palette.

 

Copying the Paint and/or Surface Material

You can copy a color/material combination from anywhere in the current room to another spot in the same room by following these steps:

  1. Click the Paint button (or use the keyboard shortcut "p").

  2. Hover the mouse cursor over the surface that you want to change; observe that the various surfaces are highlighted in blue.

  3. Click the mouse button to lock the selection (highlighting it in gold) and display the palette.

  4. Click the Eyedropper icon.

  5. Select one of the available options from the drop-down menu:

    1. color and materials

    2. color

    3. material

  6. Click on another surface in the current room that has the color and/or material combination you wish to copy. The originally selected surface instantly changes to that

  7. Click your preferred material and the selected surface instantly changes to that color and/or material.

  8. Click any available button in the user interface to close the palette.

We look forward to seeing how you use these features to tailor your space(s) to your identity and interests.

When you do, please consider sharing them in the comments below, where we are also happy to entertain any questions you may have.

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So THAT'S How To Do That In Egowall (Part Two)

In a previous blog post, we shared with you the first five of ten short videos designed to illustrate some of Egowall's key features. 

As promised, the remaining five videos are now assembled below for your viewing pleasure. After you've had a chance to look at them and get a feel for how Egowall works, we hope you will sign up for a free account and try us out.

We think you'll like what you find there.

 

Feature Instructions | Navigation Mode

Navigation Mode allows users to turn off non-essential hovertext and access to interactive objects in order to streamline movement through the living space.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Navigation Mode

Feature Instructions | Placing Furniture

Any piece of furniture in your inventory can be placed in any room of a living space.

Once placed, an object can be moved, rotated, reboxed (i.e., returned to inventory) or used as a reference for additional purchases of the same object.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Placing Furniture

Feature Instructions | Placing Containers and Multimedia

Containers (storage for multimedia) can be placed in any room of a living space.

Once it has been placed in the environment, a container can be moved, rotated, reboxed, renamed used as a reference for additional purchases of the same object, or updated with additional multimedia.

Open a placed container to select photos/pictures and place them on a wall or into a multimedia photo object.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Placing Containers and Multimedia

Feature Instructions | Scaling

Scaling is simple in Egowall for those objects that allow it. You can scale the X, Y, and Z axes independently or all at one time.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Scaling

Feature Instructions | Public Spaces

Egowall living spaces can be made public quickly and easily from the Map function.

After making a space public, you can share it via social media with anyone - whether they have an Egowall account or not.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Public Spaces

All of our Feature videos - including those shared previously - are available as part of the Feature Instructions playlist on our YouTube page.

After you have viewed them, please let us know what you think about our Feature Instructions videos in the Comments section below. We also want to hear your suggestions for what additional videos should be added.

We hope these videos have piqued your interest about our Unity-based social networking platform. If you have any questions, please leave them in the Comments below.

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


So THAT'S How To Do That In Egowall (Part 1)

You know how the saying goes: "A picture is worth a thousand words."

If that's true, then a video must be invaluable.

To that end, we have produced a series of ten videos to illustrate Egowall's key features. All of them are stored in a newly created playlist that you can find on our YouTube page.

The first five of those videos are embedded below, and the remainder will follow in a subsequent blog post.

After you have viewed them, please let us know what you think about our Feature Instructions videos in the Comments section below. We also want to hear your suggestions for what additional videos should be added.


Feature Instructions | Fly Mode

Fly Mode gives you total freedom of movement inside or outside of a living space.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Fly Mode

Feature Instructions | Using the Map

The Map functionality lets you quickly and easily move from one room in a living space to another - subject to privacy settings established by the owner of the space.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Using the Map

Feature Instructions | Compose Menu

Egowall's Compose Menu lets you easily leave both private and public messages for other Egowall users (and yourself).

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Compose Menu

Feature Instructions | Customization

Customization Mode allows users to change the color and material of nearly every surface in a living space. Just select it and choose among the many available options.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Customization Mode

Feature Instructions | Movement/Camera Control

Use this feature to move the camera (i.e., the user's POV) in any direction via the right-mouse button; quickly move to a selected point in the room by clicking on the spot; the WASD keys are also available.

Egowall | Feature Instructions | Movement and Camera Control

Five down, five to go.

Watch the blog for a post with the remaining five Egowall Feature Instruction videos. Or check them all out now on the Feature Instructions playlist.

We hope these videos have piqued your interest about our Unity-based social networking platform. If you have any questions, please leave them in the Comments below.

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


What You Need To Know to Create Awesome Spaces

We developed Egowall to be a unique social platform whose users can

  • Showcase their life's memories and achievements
  • Connect with friends, family and colleagues
  • Share living spaces that illustrate The Real You™

Last week, we collected several short How To Play videos to familiarize you with the key components of the Egowall user interface.

In this post, we have collected several detailed (and as a result, longer than average) How To Play videos from our YouTube Channel to provide a comprehensive picture of the process for customizing a living space and subsequently making it public.

You don't need to complete all three (but we'd love it if you did). Pick any of them and by the time you're finished watching it, you will be able to use Egowall to create your own online representation of the things that make you special.


Decorating a Mountain Lot Living Space

Part 1: Kid's Play Area

In the first in our series of Decorating a Mountain Lot videos, we begin the process of creating a 3D public space in Egowall. As the space is quite large, we focus here on an area to be customized as a kid's playroom. (Length - 37:34)

Part 2: Kitchen

In the second episode in the series (embedded below and available on YouTube), we continue the decoration of the Mountain Lot space in the Kitchen. (Length - 29:37)

Part 3: Living Room

In the third and final episode in the series (embedded below and available on YouTube), we complete the decoration of the Mountain Lot space with the Living Room. (Length - 26:58)

Now that you are familiar with the Egowall user interface and have seen how to build a custom space, we invite you to check out our Unity-based social networking platform to see what you can create. Then sign up for a free account and start using Egowall to be The Real You™.

And while you're at it, subscribe to our YouTube Channel so that you will know when we have posted new How To Play (and more) videos.


Egowall Speed Painting Video Series

Check out our Unity-based social networking platform to see what you can do with Egowall. Then sign up for a free account and start using it to be The Real You™.


We have created a number of videos about various aspects of Egowall (please consider subscribing to our YouTube page). They are generally divided among three different playlists: Speed Building, Speed Painting, and How to Play.

To make it easy for newcomers to view any or all of them, we have consolidated all the Speed Painting videos in a single location. As additional videos in the series are produced, this post will be updated.

Please let us know what you think about our Speed Painting videos in the Comments section below. We also want to hear your suggestions for what additional videos should be added.

And don't forget to sign up for your free account so you can start using Egowall to be The Real You™.


Speed Painting 1 | Rooster Portrait

Our interactive Easel minigame can be placed anywhere inside of your virtual living space. Use it to create paintings with multiple colors and brush shapes and sizes.

 

Speed Painting 2 | Fluorescent Abstract

In this video, Joe creates abstract art using the interactive Easel minigame, then hangs it on his wall and applies a custom frame to it.

 

Speed Painting 3 | Rubik's Cube

It's a lot easier to paint a Rubik's Cube than to solve one. In this video, we bring you a colorful Cube built using Egowall's interactive Easel minigame.

 

Speed Painting 4 | London at Night

In this video, we create a unique view of London with Egowall's interactive Easel minigame.

 

Speed Building 5 | Duck

In this video we show you how to paint a duck with Egowall's interactive Easel minigame.


Check out our Unity-based social networking platform to see what you can do with Egowall. Then sign up for a free account and start using it to be The Real You™.