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How do I Make a Scene?

Creating and setting up a scene

Creating and setting up scenes can be a little daunting at first so let's go over it!

To get started you'll want to create your first scene, you can do this from the Scenes tab in the left navigation bar.

Next you'll want to click the big blue Create New Scene button in the upper right hand corner.

Hooray you just made your first scene! Now what?

Setting up your first scene

Once you have created your first scene, it's time to start editing, to do this, click the Edit button on the scene as shown here:

Scene edit button

Doing so will bring you to a page that looks like this:

Empty scene

This could be a little confusing at first, so let's do our best to walk through it step by step.

The first thing to note is the settings button in the top right:

These can be used to adjust both the width and height of the scene, as well as the title of the scene. Let's leave those alone for now.

The first thing we want to do with a scene, is add an component to it!

To do this you can click the big Add Component button in the upper left hand corner.

This will bring up a selector where you can choose the type of component you would like to add. We currently support Overlays, Images, and External URL's. Let's start by clicking Overlay

This is where you would normally select the one of the overlays that you want in this specific scene, however as this is just an example you can pick one at random from the list. If you do not have any in this list, you can click the Create New Overlay card and select any overlay to create.

Once you have found the overlay that you would like to add, simply click the big Add button that is on the overlays card.

Congrats! You just added your first overlay to a scene. You will now see the overlay as a slightly gray box on the right half of your screen.

On the left side of your screen is the layers panel, this is useful once you have multiple components in your scene as it will allow you to decide the order in which the components should be layered on top of each other.

Using the right side of your screen you can now drag the overlay box around to position the component where you would like it within the current scene. You may also drag the corners or sides of the box to resize it!

Editing an overlay in a scene

As you can see from the GIF above, you can use the buttons in the layers panel to quickly position components, as well as being able to Quick Edit them if they are overlays. If the component you added is an image, or a external URL, this quick edit button will allow you to select an image or type a URL respectively.

Updated on: 14/08/2021

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