KeyVR Connect Beta

KeyVR Connect introduces a multi-user KeyVR experience. Simply launch KeyVR Connect, start or join a session and view the product in VR with your collaborators.

Requirements

In addition to the general hardware requirements (which you find here: https://luxion.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/KVR/pages/816349185/Hardware+Setup) running KeyVR Connect requires the following:

  • Users must be on the same LAN or VPN (KeyVR Connect needs a direct connection between hosts and clients via their IP).

  • Users must launch the same version of the scene, either locally or from a shared folder.

Install KeyVR Connect

  • Download KeyVR Connect Beta

  • Double-click the installer and follow the prompts

  • Log in using the Luxion ID you created when signing up for the beta

If you already have KeyVR installed, don't worry, KeyVR Connect Beta will install right next to it. If you use KeyShot to send scenes to KeyVR, you can control which version to use as default, in the KeyVR Connect Beta Help menu.
When the beta period ends, simply uninstall KeyVR Connect Beta and your regular KeyVR will still work as usual..

The KeyVR Connect Beta subscription enables up to 2 devices and active use on one at a time. Manage your devices from your Luxion account.

How to start a session

  1. Start KeyVR.

  2. On the computer you wish to host the session, open the scene that you want to share.

  3. When the scene has opened, press the “Host Session” button.

  4. Once the connection has been established, a session code should appear.

  5. Share the code to those you want to invite to join the session.

    1. If you are not able to access the same shared folder for the scene, you may also want to distribute the scene.

How to join a session

  1. Start KeyVR.

  2. Press “Join session”.

  3. Enter the session code and press “Connect”.

    1. The session code is provided by the session host.

  4. Locate the scene that the host has used. It is important that you use the exact same scene as the host is using.

    1. It is also possible to use a shared scenes folder - see how below.

  5. Connection should then be established to the host.

Setting up a shared scenes folder

  1. Open KeyVR.

  2. Press “Join Session”.

  3. Press “Preferences…”.

  4. Next to the “Shared scenes:” line, press the “Choose…” button.

  5. Locate the folder in which the shared scenes would be put.

    1. This could be a Network Location

  6. Press “Select Folder”.

  7. Finally, press “OK” to save the preferences.

Troubleshooting connection issues

If you find that you are unable to connect to the server, please try the following:

  1. Go to File > Preferences…

  2. Setup the following network settings:

    1. Set “Network” to your primary network adapter.

    2. Set “Local port” to “4444”.

    3. Set “Server” to “Default”.

  3. Make sure port 80 and 4444 are open in your Firewall settings.

If you still find that you are unable to connect, please contact Support at support@luxion.com.

 

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KeyVR Connect is only available as a beta. If you want to try it, you can sign up here.