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. To install it, you will need to sideload it. If you do not have SideQuest already installed, it will take about 20 minutes to complete. We suggest using this step-by-step tutorial: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-sideload-apps-oculus-quest.

  • Install SideQuest
  • Turn developer mode On from the Oculus mobile app.
  • Connect your Quest to your PC
  • Start SideQuest and authorize your PC in your Quest
  • Search for AfterNow in all apps should look like this.
  • Select AfterNow and click on Install on Device.

Starting the app

Click on the button with the 9 little squares. Then on the top right there is a drop down select Unknown source from that drop-down.

You should see AfterNow Prez, point to it and pinch.

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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