The below image shows a typical example of the saVRee user interface. The interface can be opened using a standard web-browser.
The icons at the top of the user interface are used to navigate backwards or forwards through the course Units. You can also click upon Main Menu to return to the main menu.
Toolbar IconsThe Icons located along the bottom of the screen form the Toolbar. Each Icon has a unique feature. You can toggle the feature by clicking upon the icon. Once you have clicked on the icon, it will change appearance to reflect the changes you made. If you have a Business account, you can customise the toolbar to hide or show icons as desired.
View in Virtual RealityAllows you to view the model in Virtual Reality. Please note that you will need a set of VR glasses in order to use this feature (glasses can be purchased online for less than 20 USD/EUR at the time of writing -10/12/2017-). saVRee VR mode is compatible with all mainstream VR tech: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Microsoft Mixed Reality.
Play Podcast/AudioPlay’s a short audio recording. The information within the audio file relates to the 3D model being viewed. Usually the audio information explains how the model works or interesting facts associated with that particular model. If you have a Business account, you can upload your own audio files. You can then choose if you wish to:
- Replace the saVRee audio file associated with the 3D model being viewed.
- Add your audio file to a 3D model that does not have an accompanying saVRee audio file.
- Upload your audio file to be used in addition to the saVRee audio file (only one audio file is available per model user window, so the additional audio file will appear in the course menu).
Seek to Point in the AnimationSeeks to x seconds in an animation. This feature allows you to seek to a particular point in time during an animation. For example, you may wish to seek to the fifth second in a 12 second animation because the fifth second offers the best view of a certain component during a certain process (e.g. a spark plug as it sparks during an engine combustion cycle).
Adjust Animation SpeedRegulates the animation speed. Use this feature to increase or decrease the speed of the animation. If you wish to jump straight to an exploded view, or, assembled view, use the Explode/Assemble button on the toolbar.
Play/Pause AnimationPlay’s or Pause’s the animation. Models are animated to show how they work, or, how they are assembled and disassembled. Note that you can pause the animation at any time to interrogate the model.
Cross SectionReveals a Cross Section of the machine. Machinery items can be quite complicated and although animations are useful, it is sometimes better to have a cross sectional view in order to see how all components fit together; the Cross Section button allows you to do this without loading a new page or model. No Cross Section With Cross Section
Explode/Assemble ModelExplodes or assembles the model being viewed. This feature allows you to by-pass an exploding or assembling animation if you do not wish to watch the assembly or disassembly. The Explode/Assemble button jumps to the animation point that shows the exploded and assembled view. An example is shown below: Assembled Exploded/Disassembled
Hide/Show AnnotationsHide or show model annotations. Clicking on this icon will reload the current screen with, or without, annotations. For animated models, you must explode the model before you can use the annotations correctly. The quiz will also not work correctly if you do not explode the model first. The feature is useful if you wish to instruct and focus on the 3D model without viewable annotations that obstruct the audiences view.
Take QuizStarts or ends a basic quiz. This feature is very useful for learning the names of components. Questions relate to finding the correct item mentioned in the Quiz e.g. ‘Click on the Gasket’. The user must then looks for the gasket on the 3D model. Clicking on the numbered annotation reveals the name of the piece, if the user is correct this will be indicated on the scoreboard located to the right of the screen. Questions and answer results are indicated in the centre of the screen.
Watch VideoPlay’s a video in a Pop-Up window. If you have a Business account, you can upload your own Videos. You can then choose if you wish to:
- Replace the saVRee video associated with the 3D model being viewed.
- Add your video to a 3D model that does not have an accompanying saVRee video.
- Upload your video to be used in addition to the saVRee video supplied video (only one video is available per model user window, so additional video will appear in the course menu).