Using a Mixed Reality Extension

Mixed Reality Extensions (MREs) are apps you can use in your Worlds from helmets to a working Stargate. This is how community members with programming experience can extend Altspace and one-way World Builders can make their Worlds more interactive. While MREs can be used by anyone in a World, only people in the World Building Program can browse and spawn MREs in their Worlds.

  1. Browse the MRE section of our website. By default you'll see your own MREs so select on Altspace to see official MREs and Featured to see MREs from the community. Get familiar with any MRE before you use it in your World.
  2. Navigate to the Helmets MRE and select Copy to Clipboard.
  3. Enter your World and open the World Editor to Basics > SDK App. Paste in the URL for Helmets into the Target URI field and select Confirm. The MRE Object should appear and attempt to connect to the MRE that's running in the cloud. You should now see some helmets you can click on.
  4. Move/rotate/scale the MRE just as you would any other World Object.

Congratulations! You're using MREs now--you're so cool!

Troubleshooting

MRE is showing a frowning emoji * Verify that the URL is correct * Toggle Is Playing option on the Object and choose confirm * Try reentering

MRE is lagging Depending on where an MRE is hosted you may experience some network latency

Why do we have to paste URLs? In the future, you can manage and spawn MREs like you do Artifacts from Kits. Until then, we'll continue using URLs