How to join an AfterNow Prez presentation on Quest

By Philippe Lewicki / 26 Jan 2021

Topics: blog | Tutorial

Intro

Someone sent you a presentation id and asked you to join their presentation. That's great. An AfterNow Prez presentation is something you don't want to miss, and we suggest experiencing it with a VR or AR headset.

Here is a step by step tutorial on getting AfterNow Prez installed and joined the presentation.

Installation

AfterNow Prez is not yet on the Oculus Store. It is on Oculus App Lab, to install it you will need to follow this link:
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3434684843326642/

Click on the "Free" blue button. If you are not login it will ask you to login with Facebook and authorize Oculus.
Once the button display in dark blue with "Purchased" it means the app as been added to your app library.

Starting the app

Go in your Quest look for the 9 little squares button to open your app's library. On the top-right drop-down, select Not Installed, look for AfterNow Prez, and click install.
Once installed, you can click again on the app icon to start it.

Join a presentation

Once the app has loaded, you will see the Login Menu. To join someone else's presentation, you can either log into your User Account or quickly gain Guest Access.

The quickest way to attend someone else's presentation is to join as a Guest. To do so:

  • Select the Guest Access tab.
  • Enter the eight-digit Presentation ID.
  • Click Join as Guest.

Start and navigate the presentation

Click here if you are using your hands instead of the controllers:
https://youtu.be/BYYwqQ91QN4

Open the Spectator menu

If you have your controllers put them down to initiate hand-tracking.
You should now see your hands, look at the palm of your hand to reveal the hand menu button. Click on it with the index finger of your other hand.

If you want to use your controllers press the X or A button to popup and hide the menu.

Once summoned, the menu will pop up in front of you and look something like this:

In this menu, you will find the following:

  • Slide Number - "Lobby" is used  here before the presentation has started.
  • Presentation Title & ID - which you entered to access the session.
  • Leave Button - to exit the presentation once the meeting is done.
  • Participant Count & Mute Button - to disable your microphone, if desired.
  • Raise Hand button - to get the attention of the speaker.
  • Relocate Button - to adjust the presentation's placement, if desired.
  • Close Button - to hide the menu again; you can also press A or X again.

To use any of the buttons in the menu, you can aim at it with either controller and use the trigger, or (with hand-tracking enabled) simply aim with your hand and perform an AirTap by pinching your index finger and thumb.

Changing your Location

The presentation's placement is determined by where you were standing/sitting when it initially loaded. Please take moment to look down and notice the location pad underneath you. Although you are free to move around, of course, we recommend using this positioning during the presentation for the best experience. In case the initial location does not work well for you, please select a new location and heading (i.e., the direction in which you are facing) and press the Relocate button in the menu. You can perform this adjustment as many times are you want.

Self Guided presentations

Most of the presentation will have a presenter and a live audience.  But some presentations are designed to be viewed and experienced without a presenter. We call them Self guided presentations. In those presentation, will you need to start the presentation yourself and possibly move through slides on your own.
On a Self Guided presentation, the menu will look like this:

You can use the menu or do an AirTap/Pinch or press the trigger on the controllers to move through slides.

Philippe Lewicki

Culver City

Immersed in augmented reality for the past 4 years, international technology speakers. Philippe is working at AfterNow creating the future of human and machines interactions.

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