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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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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Instagram Makes It Easier To Discover Your Favorite Things

In case you missed it, Instagram recently made a significant change to its app that could have a big impact - a positive one - on how you interact with your favorite content providers.

Instagram users can now more easily follow a specific topic they're interested in by following hashtags. Users will still be able to follow accounts as before.

The upgrade is aimed to help you "discover more posts from the interests and communities you care about," Instagram said in a release following the December 2017 update.

It's now easier for Instagram users to discover photos, videos, and People relevant to their passions.

How to Follow Hashtags

Here's how to use the Instagram app to follow a hashtag:

1) Tap on any hashtag in the app that interests you - whether it appears in your feed or you locate it via the search function.

2) At the top of the resulting hashtag landing page, tap on the "Follow" button. Several examples are shown below.

Once you follow a specific hashtag, the Instagram algorithm will pick and choose posts that feature that hashtag and display them in your feed, in Instagram Stories, and in the Following section of your profile.

The image below at right is an example of what a photo from a followed hashtag looks like.

You can unfollow a hashtag at any time.

To do so, simply tap the hashtag and then tap on the Following button.

Put More Egowall In Your Feeds

Here is a list of some of the most commonly used hashtags in Egowall's Instagram feed:

  • #betherealyou

  • #videogame

  • #decor

  • #gamedev

  • #3d

  • #furniture

  • #contemporary

  • #retro

  • #scifi

  • #kids

We invite you to follow any or all of these hashtags to increase the probability of our content - we post at least one each day - appearing in your Instagram feed and Instagram Stories bar.

And as always, you can sign up for a free account today and start using Egowall to Be The Real You™.

See you on Instagram! Will you see us too?