Director trial guidance


Director
Trial guidance


Quick start guide

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This tutorial will guide you through the basics of Director so you can start creating your own mixed reality animations and watching them collaboratively. After registration, you will have access to a free 30-day trial of the product.

1. Register for a free trial

Click the button to the right or the link below to register your personal account on the DCS official website https://dcs.datamesh.co.jp Please fill in the necessary fields on the website to complete the registration process.

2. Install DataMesh Director

DataMesh Director consists of two parts: DataMesh Studio (for animation creation) and DataMesh One (for content presentation and collaboration);

DataMesh Studio requires a PC (running required operating system/version if applicable). Use tools to edit and create your animations, and then store them in the cloud. DataMesh One supports a variety of platforms, including HoloLens2, PC, iOS, and more. Depending on your device’s specifications, the corresponding installation package will be provided. Alternately, you can search the platform’s app store for the DataMesh One app.

DataMesh Studio

Click the “DataMesh Studio” button on the right to download the installation package. After downloading, open the installation wizard and complete the process. Refer to the “hardware standards ”provided make sure your device is capable of running Studio before starting the installation process.

DataMesh One

①. Open the HoloLens2 application store and search “DataMesh One.” Download this app.

②. Click ‘Download to Hololens 2’ on the right to get the installation package.

Even if you don’t have a HoloLens 2, you can still experience mixed reality offered by Directorvthrough your phone or iPad. Open the iOS AppStore and search for DataMesh One. Download this app.

If you want to try DataMesh One on other devices, please click the “Download to PC” button on the right to download the PC installation package.

3. Upload the model

You need to upload your 3D model to DCS before you can begin editing in DataMesh Studio.

First, select the desired model and upload it to DCS.

If you don’t have your own CAD model, a trial model is available at https://datame.sh/DemoModel (or at the button on the right). Download the model to your computer, then upload it to DCS.

If you want to use your own model, please read the provided model standards to ensure it is compatible with the application.

Click on the right or the link: https://cn.dcs.datamesh.com/group/list to access the DCS workgroup page with servers in Beijing.

Click “Create Workgroup” to create a new workgroup. Inside the workgroup, click “resources” to access the resources and files of the group.

Click the “Upload” button and select the model you want to upload. After the model upload icon changes, or once you receive a success message, the model is ready for use in Director.

If you need assistance during the upload process, check the  “model support and help” section.

4. Product Trial

Create a scenario

1. Open Director Studio. Select the workgroup that contains the desired model; a new project will be created automatically.

3. Click on the model in the work area. You can adjust the position of the model and change other parameters in the attribute area on the right.

2. Select the model from the resource center on the left. Drag the model to the work area.

4. Once you are done editing your animation, save the project using the “Save” button. Then, navigate to the “File” tab and click “Publish”. Additionally, upload the project to the cloud for later use.

Play the scenarios (iOS)

01

Open DataMesh One and log in with the same account credentials used for Studio and DCS.

02

Click the “+” in the upper right corner to create a new event.


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Make sure the workgroup is the same as the one you used in Studio. Then, select the scenario you just created. Click “Save” to create the event.

04

In order to get the full mixed reality experience, click the “MR” button in the upper right corner. Follow the given directions to calibrate a plane.

05

Click the event you just created and follow the instructions to adjust the anchor.

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After the model and scenario are loaded, click 'play' in the lower right corner to start the animation.

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Each step of the animation can be controlled by the button in the lower left corner.

Play the scenarios (HoloLens 2)

1. Open the DataMesh One app and log in with the same account credentials used for Studio and DCS.
5. After the model and scenario are loaded, click 'play' in the lower right corner to start the animation.
2. Click the “+” to create a new event.
6. Bring your left hand into view to see the operation buttons. Click “Next” to start the animation.
3. Make sure the workgroup is the same as the one you used in Studio. Then, select the scenario you just created. Click “Save” to create the event.
4. Click the event you just created and follow the instructions to adjust the anchor.

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